By Robbi Pengelly,
With the grape harvest wrapped up, the focus has turned to Sonoma Valley’s other crop – olives. Here workers at B.R. Cohn Winery flail at olive trees with long poles like acolytes in some ancient Druid ritual. Next month will mark the launch of the Valley’s annual Olive Festival, complete with the blessing of the olives, olive-themed dinners and olive-curing workshops.
Workers at the Gloria Ferrer Winery harvest olives from the winery’s trees last week. The trees, which line the driveway into the winery, have produced award-winning olive oil.