About Us

About Our High Polyphenol California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our 2021 high polyphenol Tuscan extra virgin olive oils are made from green unripe olives.Tuscan oils are rich in flavor with a floral or grassy aroma. Attributes of our oils are: buttery, mild palatable bitterness, and a crescendo of pepper for the finish. Our Tuscan olive varietals are: Frantoio, Leccino, Maurino, Pendolino, Taggiasca.

We are pesticide free and farm naturally. Our olives are hand harvested, oils are unfiltered, first cold press for maximum flavor. Our chemistry and certification by the COOC, guarantee that our olive oil is extra virgin. Our labeling meets the highest standard.

Bitter oils are more healthful. The polyphenols are present along with the antioxidants and are part of the peppery finish. EVOO can have either low or high polyphenols. Most store bought oils are low in phenols and less bitter. San Miguel Olive Farm choose to produce a high phenolic oil which is just the opposite. Our goal is low free fatty acid (FFA .04) with high phenol content (530 to over 600). These two qualities extend the shelf life of our oil, providing you store it in a cool dark place. Chemistry does change with age. 

Drizzle our nutritious, healthful Mediterranean diet EVOO after roasting, grilling and steaming. When cooking veggies with our oil, phenols from both foods attract each other and give you the very best healthful food. Foodies know about this mix. Perfect oils for dressings, pasta, pizza, chicken, dips, baked goods, fish, salads and fun foods like ice cream and popcorn. Try our new high phenolic popcorn EVOO.

Replacing butter with EVOO in a recipe is flavorful and very healthful. Pairing our high quality extra virgin olive oil with aged Balsamic from Modena, Italy is a delightful treat.

FDA approves scientific evidence suggesting that daily consumption of about 1.5 tablespoons of oil containing high levels of oleic acid may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, as they replace fats and oils higher in saturated fat and total daily calories do not increase.

A long time goal of San Miguel Olive Farm is to produce high quality EVOO with high oleic acid. (antioxidants) 


Richard & Myrna Meisler


My wife, Myrna, and I have gone from working in music industry to dedicating the last quarter of our lives to growing olives in west San Miguel, CA. Our legacy will be leaving 1200 olive trees to the next generation.

In 2006, encouraged by a family member, we began the adventure of olive farming. Watching our trees produce small green olives for fine extra virgin olive oil is the most exciting and rewarding.

We have been farming with a passion for the past 16 years. Our first crop in 2011 surprised and delighted us with highest awards. We have continued winning awards in international, state, and local competitions. The fruits of our labor have led to over 100 amazing awards


San Miguel Olive Farm is one of the most successful American producers, certified by the judges of the New York International Olive Oil Competition. 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Worlds Best Olive Oil, NYIOOC WORLD 

We take pride in every aspect of our work, sharing the olive farming experience with “hands on” educational tours which include tasting and sales. 

We sell direct to the consumer, at road shows, online, and provide weekend tastings at our farm in San Miguel by appointment only. Weekend oil tasting at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, CA.