New Season’s Olive Oil from Tuscany

Launch of the New Season’s Olive Oil, at Ballymaloe on Wednesday 9th November 2011

Olive Oil

Wines and Olive Oil of Tuscany,
Wednesday 9th November at Ballymaloe






We had an amazing day with the launch and masterclasses of the new season’s  Tuscan Olive Oil.

I hope some of these photographs can convey the excitment and sense of occasion in Ballymaloe throughout the day – Billy Lyons ‘Restaurants and Food in Cork’  also has written a very nice article about the launch here.

And also see ‘The Vine Inspiration’ wine blog nice article here on the Winemakers Dinner that evening at Ballymaloe House

Also on some more photos the Ballymaloe House Facebook here and  here

In the hall

Pictured, in the entrance hall at the cookery school, are Bea Contini Bonacossi, from Capezzana, Carmignano, Federico Giuntini, Selvapiana, Rufina, and David Gleave MW, of Liberty Wines who showed the olive oil of Fontodi, along with Darina, Rory and Gillian.

Olive TreeBeatrice and Federico, pictured by the Olive Tree in the gardens at the school.

In association with, and special thanks to Gerry, Ben, and all at Liberty Wines

David and GillianGillian Hegarty, pictured with David Gleave MW, prepared an amazing lunch, along with Rory O’Connell, specially for the occasion.

ScallopsRoaringwater Bay Scallops with Capezzana New Seasons Extra Virgin Olive Oil – delicious!


In demo

We all very much appreciate the time and effort that Beatrice, Federico and David, took to come to Ballymaloe, and our thanks to them for a memorable day – we look forward hopefully to welcoming them back soon again.





Gerry and Darina

All in demo room

Olive grove

Fontodi logo