August 2015: Ordering for the 2015 harvest of Bramasole olive oil is now open. Click here to order.
May 2015: Seven myths and truths about olive oil from the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read more.
March 2012: The Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances Mayes and Edward Mayes, photographs by Steven Rothfeld, is published (March 13). Follow the tour on Frances’s website,www.francesmayesbooks.com.
November 2009: Click here to view a PDF of Frances’ new book, due out in March.
November 2008: Click here for a couple photos of Nico “bringing Tuscany home” at the first harvest of his Tuscan olive trees in Aptos, CA.
October 2008: Click here to read a note from Frances about her latest harvest.
October 19-30, 2007: Tuscan Sun Festival, Singapore.
August 4-15, 2007: Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona.
July 13-22: Tuscan Sun Festival, Napa Valley, California.
June 6, 2007: A new article on the health benefits of oil (particularly the piccante type like ours) is available – click here.
March 15, 2007: A Year in the World paperback publication.
November 2006: Next year’s oil will only be available through the Bramasole Convivium – please click here for details and sign up before January 1st to reserve your oil.
October 2006: Ed Mayes, his two sisters, their husbands and old friends Pierino, Albano, Armando, Beppe, Georgio, complete the olive oil harvest.
April 4, 2006: The new harvest’s oil has arrived! Only 198 cases this year. Please go to the “Ordering Information” page (see the link above) to order now.
March 2006: Frances’ new book A Year in the World is out. Buy it here.
October 2005: Frances and Ed have moved to North Carolina. Read an article about them in The News & Observer here.
April 7, 2005: The new harvest’s oil has arrived! We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers such fresh and delicious oil. Please go to the “Ordering Information” page (see the link above) to order now. Please note that we have a limited number of cases and they will be sold first come first served.
April – May, 2005: The Tuscan Sun Festival is having a limited US tour. More information can be found here.
February 15, 2005: You can now purchase oil online directly through our website, and ALL major credit cards are accepted! Go to the ordering page to learn more.
November 2, 2004: Olive Oil Makers Win Approval to Make Health Claim on Label
October 2004: Frances Mayes’s New book, Bringing Tuscany Home is now available. Click here to buy the book.
Ongoing (Yearly): The Tuscan Sun Festival, featuring Frances Mayes, was in Cortona, Italy from August 1st-15th. Read an article from the International Herald Tribune here.
2003-2004: Under the Tuscan Sun, staring Academy Award nominee Diane Lane, experienced an excellent run at theaters. Diane Lane was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The DVD was released around Valentine’s Day 2004. Click here for movie information.
October 23, 2003: Olive oil’s slippery supply line Italian extra-virgin not always real thing. Be sure to buy olive oil that is certified to come from a specific Italian region.
October 13, 2003: Drexel Heritage furniture unveils new line of furniture inspired by Frances Mayes. Click here for more information.
October 2003: Vietri carries “Bramasole” dinnerware, inspired by Frances’s beloved villa in Tuscany. Click here and scroll down to find Bramasole.