McEvoy Ranch, one of the largest U.S. producers of estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, has launched a new program, welcoming outside companies and groups to host corporate and special events for the first time ever. The 550-acre ranch set in the rolling hills of Marin County offers six unique and customizable indoor and outdoor venues providing the perfect backdrop for rustic country weddings, social events, and corporate meetings. Guests can also choose from a variety of unique breakout activities including hosted wine and olive oil tastings; yoga; cooking classes; hiking; bird watching; aromatherapy, wreath-making, and floral arrangement classes; and tours of the organic olive orchards, estate vineyards, and extensive flower and vegetable gardens.
The Victorian – Ideal for larger groups, The Victorian stands on the footprint of the ranch’s original homestead, and recalls the Ranch’s history with high beam ceilings and plentiful natural light. Ideal for business meetings, workshops, dinners, yoga classes, and bridal showers, The Victorian is enhanced by a beautiful chandelier, original olive branch frescos, a red piano signed by Elton John, and custom art created by Wayne Thiebaud.
The Pagoda – This Chinese-inspired pavilion is a unique indoor/outdoor venue inspired by founder Nan McEvoy’s love of traveling throughout Asia. Reminiscent of a Chinese tea house, the Pagoda has 42 foot tall ceilings, and is ideal for intimate dinner parties, wine tastings, workshops, and special parties by day and night. The Pagoda’s geometric mosaic river rock floor, cerulean blue ceiling, and suspended Venetian lights make the space an architectural gem within the heart of the Ranch.
Frantoio Patio – This welcoming patio overlooks one of the six ponds at McEvoy Ranch and is adjacent to the Olive Mill and Tasting Room. During the day, guests can relax on the outdoor patio furniture and enjoy the serene, lush views with a glass of wine. By night, the Frantoio Patio transforms into a stunning setting for a reception or private dinner. An outdoor fire pit and heat lamps keep this outdoor space cozy and toasty for guests to enjoy.
McEvoy Ranch also welcomes guests to plan unique indoor and outdoor events at its other on-site venues, including the Outdoor Courtyard, Rustic Greenhouse, and Poplar Lane.
Unique Breakout Activities
Ranch Tours and Tastings (timing: 1-1.5 hours) – The property tour provides an overview of McEvoy Ranch’s history, environmental commitments, and current offerings, including: the award-winning certified organic olive oil, the estate-produced wines, the handcrafted specialty foods, and the 80 Acres body care line. Guests have the unique opportunity to walk through the olive tree orchards and vineyards, visit the state-of-the-art mill, and enjoy a guided olive oil and wine tasting.
Yoga (timing: 60-75 minutes) – McEvoy Ranch offers yoga classes for groups taught by a local seasoned instructor. The sessions blend the balance of breath, strength, flexibility, flow, and relaxation into each guest’s yoga practice.
Cooking Classes (timing: 3-4 hours) – Using seasonal ingredients from the Ranch’s organic gardens, McEvoy Ranch’s chefs showcase their culinary techniques in a step-by-step cooking class. The lesson begins with a guided walk through the garden with the chef to hand select the freshest and finest ingredients. After the cooking instruction, guests can enjoy the gourmet bites they’ve created with one another along with refreshments.
Each McEvoy Ranch event is planned with a personal touch from the assistance of the seasoned special events team. The Ranch is outfitted with the latest in audio-visual technology, including, high-speed wireless Internet access, projection screens, a state-of-the-art projector, and laptop. For more information about McEvoy Ranch’s corporate and special events, please visit www.McEvoyRanch.com.
About McEvoy Ranch
McEvoy Ranch, founded by Nan Tucker McEvoy in 1991, is one of the country’s largest producers of estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oil. A sustainably-farmed ranch on 550 acres in the rolling hills of western Marin County, McEvoy Ranch supports 80 acres of organic olive trees and 25 acres of organic grape vines, as well as extensive organic flower and vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. In addition to the award-winning olive oil, McEvoy Ranch produces several wines and the olive oil-enriched 80 Acres body care line. McEvoy Ranch’s certified organic extra virgin olive oil was twice distinguished as one of the best in the world by Consumer Reports in comprehensive studies of oils produced by 23 manufacturers from a variety of countries. McEvoy Ranch is a certified B Corporation, which means that it has met rigorous standards of transparency, as well as social and environmental performance.
McEvoy Ranch’s award-winning extra virgin olive oil, wine, specialty foods and the 80 Acres body care line are available in San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace or online at www.McEvoyRanch.com. McEvoy Ranch also has a tasting room – and wine and olive oil tastings can be arranged by appointment, by calling 707-769-4100 or by emailing email@example.com. For more information on McEvoy Ranch, please visit www.McEvoyRanch.com