OLIVE mill master - Emilio Alverez
Emilio Alvarez came to work for the MacDonnell family in 1998 to help care for their property.
In 2003, when the Round Pond Olive Mill officially opened, Emilio was there to help see it built and operated for the first time. Working in conjunction with Florentine Olive Mill Master Marco Mugelli and Round Pond owner Ryan MacDonnell, Emilio was part of the original team to develop the flavor profile and style of Round Pond’s signature estate olive oils. With more than a decade of olive harvests under his belt since the grand opening, Emilio has also completed Olive Oil Sensory and Mill Master courses at UC Davis. To this day, he is committed to producing the finest extra virgin olive oils possible from our Napa Valley estate.
Today Emilio is both Round Pond’s Property Manager and Olive Mill Master. Under his stewardship, Round Pond has won multiple gold medal awards for its premium Estate Olive Oils through the California Olive Oil Council and Los Angeles County Fair. Emilio was also honored to receive the coveted "Mill Master of The Year" award in 2015.