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The 2016 Olive Oil arrives – We’re in love again



Good news olive oil lovers!

If you thought your year was going well so far – it just got better!

We’re so very happy to report that the 2016 oil is back on track. This is the oil that reminds us of why we fell in love with Amelia Oil in the first place.

I guess to be truthful we have 2015 to thank for this gem. After all, the olives were grown in 2015. It seems the weather was pretty kind to them this time round.

Just to remind everyone, the reason it’s called the 2016 oil when it’s grown in 2015 is because it wasn’t harvested and pressed till the very end of the year and wasn’t ready for consumption until 2016, hence we call it the 2016 oil.

An important feature of our oil is that each bottle or tin has the harvest date and year marked clearly on the package. This is probably one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing olive oil. The freshly pressed oil is at its best. It’s flavor will slowly diminish over time even when stored in perfect conditions. So the idea is to “use or loose it”  (the flavour )

The other important factors are: where it came from; and how it was produced. It’s so sad but unfortunately true that you can’t be too careful in knowing where your food comes from these days. Olive oil  from Italy is high on the list of fraudulent imported foods. Italy is working on cracking down on this practice but it would seem your best bet is to deal with a smaller producer.

Amelia Oil comes from a small family farm proudly run by the Suatoni family for generations. They oversee the growing and the milling of the olives and take pride in knowing they adhere to sustainable agricultural practices. Their olives are grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides in the production.

We hope you enjoy the 2016 olive oil as much as we do.

Buon appetito!!

2010 Olio Nuovo

Our 2010 Amelia Oil has arrived!
If you have pre-ordered your olive oil, please call (604-329-0442) or send us an e-mail to arrange pick up. If you would like to order oil to be delivered, get in touch or order on line. As usual, quantities are limited. We encourage you to think of olive oil in the Italian way: buy only fresh oil and stock up on a year’s supply. This is the most economical and easiest way.
This year we have a new 3-litre format tin as well as the usual 500ml bottles, 1-litre and 5-litre tins.
More wonderful sale alle erbe from Vignalta arrived with this shipment. We have limited supply so be sure to order or ask for this lovely wet sea salt with herbs when you pick up your olive oil. It is one of those ingredients that can transform the simplest dish. Like our olive oil, once you start cooking with it you won’t want to be without.
Our new 2010 extra virgin olive oil is grassy and herbaceous, which is typical of Frantoio olives. It has a peppery note on the finish, giving it that distinctive Umbrian taste that comes from Moraiolo and Rajo olives. We can’t wait to share this year’s wonderful harvest with you.

Buon Anno



Buon anno! We’d like to wish all our customers the very best for a happy and inspired new year. We appreciate your business very much and the support you have given us. Through olive oil, we have met so many interesting people who share our passion for food and Italy. Many of you we now count as friends. It’s been so much fun.

When I refer to, “we” I am speaking of myself, and my daughter Rachel. Together, we started this business in 2006 to bring fresh olive oil with character and flavor to Vancouver and beyond.

I have some news on that front: Rachel married Doug Cook on December 29 in Elk, California. Yes, Elk! They will live in San Francisco, a great foodie city. Doug, a wine enthusiast, is known for his Able Grape web site, a search engine for wine lovers. They hope to expand Amelia Oil into the Bay area. Stay tuned for more news from Amelia Oil’s San Francisco branch.

More good news: the new 2010 olive oil from Amelia is on the boat and scheduled to arrive at the end of January. We had hoped it might arrive sooner but snow en route to the docks slowed the process. It’s hard to imagine snow in Italy but this has been a very cold winter in Europe.

This year we have added a 3-litre tin format as well as a little 250 ml mini tin. As usual we bring in extra oil, so if you didn’t get around to placing an order there should still be oil available. We’ll update you by e-mail when it arrives.

We encourage our customers to think ahead to how much olive oil they need for the year and to pick it up when it arrives in January. The idea is to use the oil within the calendar year. That is the Italian way. However, most of us aren’t very Italian and we figure it out as we go along and buy our olive oil as we need it.

A number of our customers have run out of our oil and substituted various grocery store olive oils for the Amelia Oil. I am pleased to say they told us they noticed big difference and commented that it just didn’t do the trick. There is no substitute for top-quality fresh olive oil.

We look forward to sharing with you some of the best olive oil in Italy. We have to also thank Francesco Suatoni, our friend, farmer and miller, and his family for continuing to produce delicious EVOO.

Best wishes for 2010. Auguri!