Give the gift of a nutty, peppery, well-balanced olive oil you might already have tasted in dishes at Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse restaurant or, closer by, at Sacramento’s Hawks Provisions and Public House. A big hit with top-tier chefs, Séka Hills’ Arbequina olive oil – produced by Yolo County’s Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation , the tribe behind Cache Creek Casino Resort – is available for home use as well. A 500-millileter bottle sells for $18 at the Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room, which also sells wildflower honey and wine. The elegantly rustic, barnlike tasting room holds a full deli serving charcuterie plates and made-to-order sandwiches. If you cannot make it out to the Capay Valley, Corti Brothers, Taylor’s and Nugget markets carry Séka Hills Arbequina olive oil.
$18, Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room (9326 County Road 78, Brooks), 530-796-2810, www.sekahills.com
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