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Villa DiTrapano Olive Oil's new harvest is ... sublime!

Olives were on the vines in Italy just four months ago, but now you can enjoy them in town

Villa DiTrapano Olive Oil
Villa DiTrapano Olive Oil

Shortly before self-isolation became our new way of life, I had the pleasure of bumping into Lia DiTrapano Fairless, who was kind enough to pass along a bottle of Villa DiTrapano Olive Oil’s 2019 harvest, fresh off the vines.

“People really love this harvest,” she told me, “and these olives were still on trees in Italy in November, just four months ago.”

You can tell!

The olive oil tastes incredibly herbal and fresh, immediately whisking me back to memories of Italy – a place I can’t wait to get back to once it’s safe again to do so.

In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for a taste of the old country by enjoying Villa DiTrapano Olive Oil drizzled on roasted vegetables, fresh salads, crusty breads, fluffy omelets and more.

If you’d like to do the same, Charleston residents can now order bottles to be safely delivered to their front porches. Just email, where you can make arrangements to pay via PayPal, Venmo or check for a truly hands-free transaction.

We’ve already gone through most of our bottle, so we’ll be ordering a replacement very soon.

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Steven Keith is a food writer and restaurant critic known as “The Food Guy” who writes a weekly column for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and has appeared in several state, regional and national culinary publications. Follow him online at or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. He can be reached at 304-380-6096 or at

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