A Family Tradition Since 1936
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The History of Bari

The History Of BariBari Olive Oil was originally started in 1936 by the Pantaleo family. At the time, the company was known as the “California Olive Oil Manufacturing Co,” however when the company was purchased in 2008 by the Ugaste family, the name was changed to “Bari Olive Oil Co.”

Despite the name change, we have been a kitchen staple in homes of families across California for over 75 years and we maintain our traditional origins by making sure that the production process and our commitment to quality are never sacrificed.

Our current owners, brothers Kyle and Ryan Sawatzky, are 5th generation farmers who are committed to growing and producing only the finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil available in California.

We are dedicated to providing our customers and growers a range of exceptional services and options, unmatched by any other Olive Oil producer in California. Because of our commitment to providing only the highest quality products, Bari is now an organic processing facility certified by the CCOF.

All of our handmade olive oils are produced using California grown olives, milled at the peak of perfection. Our quality milling process involves a 3.5 Ton/hr Amenduni Mill in which we use to mill our olives. We also offer contracts to local growers as a custom milling and bottling facility.

Our delicious olive oils have won numerous medals and awards at olive oil competitions all across the state of California. We have won prestigious Gold medals in the LA County Fair and also at the California Olive Oil Council competitions and we are recognized the world over as one of California’s oldest and best loved olive oils.

Offering mouth-watering and consistent quality olive oils to our customers has always been our number one standard and upholding the traditions that have laid the foundation for us is something that we will continue to take pride in.

Interested in seeing our selection of different olive oils? Browse our products to find the olive oil best suited for your needs.