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B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Festival in Sonoma on Nov. 4

Olive oil lovers take note.

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B.R. Cohn Winery hosts its Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event, now in its second year, features multiple olive oil and olive food producers who will gather to share their wares. along with live music and wine. Profits from ticket sales will go to fire relief.

The festival, originally set to take place throughout the weekend, has canceled its plans for Sunday.

A hallmark of the olive oil harvest in Sonoma Valley, the Saturday event will commence with a hand harvest and blessing of olives from B.R. Cohn’s 160-year-old heritage trees.

In an effort to aid recovery for the Napa and Sonoma areas, profits from ticket sales will go to the Heart of the Vine Fire Relief Fund, providing gift cards for basic necessities to winery staff, first responders and employees of other wineries, neighbors and vendors who have lost their homes.

“Now, more than ever, is the best time to support the wine country community through local festivals and winery visits. Considering the last couple of weeks, it’s inspiring to see the community come together, especially with this collaboration involving our regional olive oil contributors,” commented Debra Eagle, B.R. Cohn’s Estate Director.

Participating olive oil vendors include B.R. Cohn, CaliVirgin Figone’s Olive Oil, Grumpy Goats Farm Olive Oil, Lucchetti Family Olive Oil, The Olive Press, River Road Olive Oil, Petroni, McEvoy and Wild Groves. In addition, confirmed food vendors will be available at the festival, including: The Girl and the Fig’s The Fig Rig, Belon Oysters from Michael Watchorn, Drums and Crumbs and Sweet Scoops Ice Cream.

The festival will showcase educators Orietta Gianjorio and Don Landis and pastry chef and cookbook author Maria Capdevielle, chefs and cookbook authors, Sally James and John Toulze, all of whom will explain the marvels of this ancient fruit. Live music from The Butterdishes and Rhyme & Reason will also be available during the Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival.

Other vendors will include Sonoma Syrup, Bob Bowman Photography, North of South Olivewoods, Table Chez Nous, Crisp Bakeshop, House of Gar and ODE.

A winegrowing estate in Sonoma Valley founded in 1984, B.R. Cohn is also a leader in ultra-premium olive oil production in California. Since its launch in 1990, the B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company has produced extra virgin, organic, unfiltered and flavored olive oils and a line of vinegars. B.R. Cohn’s Olive Hill property includes nine acres of Picholine olive trees, the largest collection of its type in California.

Event tickets will include a one-day admission to the festival and a glass of wine from B.R. Cohn’s premium range of wines. Tickets are $20 and the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

For more information, visit: eventbrite.com/e/sonoma-extra-virgin-festival-tickets-35157962412