About Us

Anacortes Oil and Vinegar Bar is owned by John Olsen and managed by Kriena Pelusi. John and Kriena happened to visit an Oil and Vinegar tasting bar and were amazed at the quality and variety of flavors available. They discussed the idea with numerous friends and neighbors and received such a positive response that they then decided to pursue it as a business venture. They received permission from the importer to locate a store in Anacortes. After which they spent several months trying to find a suitable retail space which had good street exposure. Once the rental space was secured they attended a full days training at the Importer’s place of business, the birth of Anacortes Oil and Vinegar Bar became a reality.

Our love of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and in the pursuit of the freshest quality Olive Oil inspired us to open our own store where we import our Olive Oils according to crush date.

We are proud to offer the freshest Ultra PremiumExtra Virgin Olive Oils available from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the finest aged Balsamic Vinegar’s.

Our Olives are grown and pressed by small artisans and farmers from around the world, our Olive Oils are 100 % Extra Virgin, unfiltered and settled. Our olive oils are flavored naturally using the whole fruit, leaf or clove. Maintaining these high standards allows you the opportunity to enjoy the many exquisite flavors and beneficial health benefits people have come to love about our products. Loaded with powerful antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, studies have shown that these qualities of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are responsible for strengthening the heart and inhibiting cancer causing agents.

Our Balsamic Vinegars are produced in Modena, Italy, in the traditional Modena style, and are aged in wooden barrels for up to eighteen years. We carry both white and dark Balsamic Vinegars with a time honored attention to quality and detail resulting in an exceedingly smooth, dense and complex product.

At our unique tasting bar you have the opportunity to taste all of the finest Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils as well as all of the naturally fused and infused olive oils and the variety of dark and white Balsamic Vinegar we offer. We store our Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar in stainless steel Fustis from Italy, to preserve and protect their individual flavors ensuring the freshest available Extra Virgin Olive Oils and finest aged Balsamic Vinegar. Our Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are imported to our store and bottled on the premises.

Our products do not contain any preservatives, chemicals or additives.

Everyone from novice cook, to seasoned chef can enjoy a healthy flavorful lifestyle. Unleash your culinary genius and become inspired to create delicious and healthy meals for those you love.

Stop by our store for an unforgettable experience. We feature an open tasting and invite you to sample and really taste the difference quality makes.