We Olive & Wine Bar Opens First South Bay Location
Los Gatos, CA/January 2016 – We Olive & Wine Bar, the premier retailer of California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, gourmet foods and small production wine, is now open in Los Gatos, California. This is the We Olive family’s first South Bay location.
“We are very excited about coming to Los Gatos because it is a culinary sophisticated community that I believe will appreciate what we bring to the table,” said Ruth Mercurio, Managing Partner of We Olive.
The debut offerings in Los Gatos includes olive oil from small growers and farmers (all certified by the California Olive Oil Council), balsamic vinegars, and artisan food products such as tapenades, mustards, pestos, chocolate and caramel sauces and unique spreads. A specialty of the house is custom gift baskets. In the back of the store is a wine bar and retail wine store that showcases small production wines from all over California. Wines are sold by the taste, glass and/or bottle as well as “to-go”. There is also a selection of hand crafted beers on draft and in the bottle. In the kitchen, flat bread and panini sandwiches, plus salads and small bites are made to order and feature products from our retail store. Among the gift items are kitchen accessories, serving dishes, ceramics and decorative fixtures.
When they established the company in 2003, the We Olive & Wine Bar founders were motivated by their passion for locally sourced, artisan extra virgin olive oil and wine. As a result, local growers, chefs and guests are now able to interact and experience, learn about, and purchase California-made olive oil and artisan wines. We Olive currently has California retail locations in La Jolla, Paso Robles, Folsom, Costa Mesa, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, San Juan Capistrano, and Pasadena. Elsewhere, there are stores in Brooklyn, New York; Austin, Texas; Reno, Nevada; coming soon Avondale, Arizona and Cincinnati, Ohio.
The interior design of We Olive & Wine Bar in Los Gatos, housed in a 1950s-era building that was once an antiques store and a sushi restaurant, reflects the now contemporary, engaging nature of the store. Highlights include an earth tones color scheme of rustic Provençal style. Polished wood counter tops, shelving and accents; spot and suspended light fixtures, and lots of natural light. A landscaped garden area adjacent to the store allows for al fresco dining.
We Olive & Wine Bar in the South Bay is located at 112 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, near Grays Lane, in Los Gatos, California. The store is open daily, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Neighborhood street parking is readily available and there are nearby lots and garages. For more information, call (408) 354-7474. Additional information can be found at weolive.com/los-gatos.