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Global Gardens

2450 Alamo Pintado Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441-4500
+1 805-686-4111
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I'm So Happy I Found This Place!

We just happened to see this place while cruising through the country on Alamo Pintado Road, just... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
John S
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California
What an experience!

This was a great experience! I brought a group of 7 to taste olive oil. Little did I know how great... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Wild-Red99
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Laguna Beach, California
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Global Gardens is Santa Barbara county's 1st Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producer. Our 3-acre mini farm is centrally located in the heart of beautiful wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley, tucked between Los Olivos and Solvang at a historic Wells Fargo stage coach stop. A distinctive stone wall surrounds an olive grove of Italian & Greek varietal olives we planted in 2004; precisely where stage coaches and horses used to stop for water and blacksmithing! Now, instead of repairing horse shoes and wheel cogs, you can taste over 40 food products from our organic/GMO free home-grown, family-produced & globally-inspired product line. It doesn't get any more local than this! Our hearty $5 experience features a customized tasting pallet, freshly baked rustic roll and a guided, educational tasting that will take you from aficionado to an Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar expert in a matter of minutes! We make over 20 Fruit Balsamics, Sauces, Appetizer Spreads, Organic Mustards, Spice Blends, Rubs, Organic Travel Snacks & Confections too. Our sweets are lovingly made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of butter, organic ingredients and no GMO's. Everybody enjoys our Tasting Bar; even the little ones love to taste and be a part of the fun too! Original, flavorful and unforgettable...we are consistently voted as the #1 destination on fancy wine tours! Feel free to bring your own lunch, relax under centuries-old oak & eucalyptus trees, watch monarchs sunning on flowers, listen to the bubbly year 'round creek, while enjoying the sites, scents and flavors in our seasonally planted gardens. If you want to stay connected, Join The Olive Revolution(R), an olive oil & gourmet food Club that is just like a wine club-except you don't drink it all in one night! Choose from our exclusive Oil of the Month or Classic Quarterly Club.
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“olive oil” (9 reviews)
“the real deal” (2 reviews)
“alamo pintado” (2 reviews)
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2450 Alamo Pintado Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441-4500
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We just happened to see this place while cruising through the country on Alamo Pintado Road, just down the street from Solvang. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness, passion and knowledge of of the owner and her daughter, as well as the beautiful surroundings....More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was a great experience! I brought a group of 7 to taste olive oil. Little did I know how great this would be! I would highly recommend this! The owner, the nicest gal, poured numerous olive oil that the family makes, into the cutest...More

Thank Wild-Red99
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped here on the way to the little town. Pulled right in. Not crowded. Was greeted and showed the products. Very nice selection of oils and vinegers. They also have salts, almonds, rubs, and bottled olives. Great find. You can do a tasting of all...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This place was a delight to visit. The owner shares recipe ideas for her products that are mouth watering and does an olive oil tasting. A nice change of pace from wine tasting. During avacado season, her produce is some of the best.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Is there any more perfect fit than bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar tasting from someone as knowledgeable as Theo? I say NO! From mild to flavorful - fruity to earthy oils and vinegars, marinated olives, seasoned almonds, spices and herb rubs. Of course, as...More

Thank Christy B
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We happened upon this roadside stop on a lovely day.The owner immediately greeted us and began educating us on her local, organic operation. The tasting was delicious and totally worth the fee. However, we liked it so much that we joined the club and so...More

Thank melmooreii
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

This al fresco tasting room features fabulous premium olive oils, vinegars, and other gourmet items. The owner, Theo, celebrates her Greek heritage and love of food with daily tastings and frequent seminars. The outdoor tasting "room" is a great place to linger and taste. Whether...More

Thank Wendy v
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Theo at Global Gardens was a gem. She opened her shop for us after hours and at the last minute. That's service! We tasted 12 olive oils paired with some wonderful vinegars and spices. It was relaxed, informative and most importantly - delicious! I highly...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Needed a break from wine tasting, though not ready for a meal, drove a little outside of Los Olivos town and found ..... GLOBAL GARDENS! Wow! This place is unique, fun and fabulous! Theo the Owner, spoiled us with 7 unique olive oils/blends then with...More

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

You will pay $5 for the tasting with one ciabatta type bread and about 8 different olive oils and 4-5 flavored vinegars so that's interesting. Hostess was very rushed on that day and was not really paying attention to us otherwise worth it. One bottle...More

Thank mielvert
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hmsmd
28 August 2015|
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Response from mielvert | Reviewed this property |
I'd say wine tasting first. Oil coats the tongue and taste buds and then becomes "numb" for tasting. I'd think bread is more neutral to chomp on than apples.
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