Napa-based Food & Vine, Inc. has landed a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s annual list of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Her newly-announced 2016 list includes a Salute Santé!® Grapeseed Oil Pantry with six premium products: a ½-liter can of Original Grapeseed Oil and one bottle each of Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Merlot Grapeseed Oil, Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil, Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil, Basil Grapeseed Oil and Lemon Grapeseed Oil. Valued at $90, the gift set is also available at https://www.amazon.com/oprahsfavoritethings as well as through the company website, grapeseedoil.com.
“Sorry, olive oil—you’ve been a good friend, but I’ve moved on. Pure grapeseed oil is great for cooking and has no cholesterol, no sodium, no preservatives, and no trans-fatty acids. All those no’s add up to a very big yes! — Oprah”
The complete 2016 list of Oprah’s Favorite Things is featured in the December issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, on newsstands Nov. 8. A sweepstakes beginning the same day offers a chance for one lucky reader to win all 101 items on the list. “We’re thrilled that Oprah chose Salute Santé!® Grapeseed Oil for this year’s list,” said Nanette Humer, who owns and runs the company with her husband, chef Valentin Humer. The Humers’ founded Food & Vine, Inc. in 1994 with the mission of bringing high-quality grapeseed oil to the American table.
An Austrian-born, European-trained chef with extensive experience cooking healthy gourmet food, Valentin has devoted more than two decades to making Salute Santé!® the gold standard for heart-healthy, smooth-tasting cooking and finishing oils. Nanette’s experience as a visual merchandising director for Barney’s, Bloomingdales, and other top New York retailers has played a key role in achieving Salute Santé!®’s award-winning packaging design.
In addition to producing Oprah’s favorite premium grapeseed oil and five award-winning flavored oils infused with all-natural, fresh herbs and spices, Food & Vine, Inc. also makes limited amounts of 13 exceptional extra-virgin, cold-pressed grapeseed oils from fresh varietal grape seeds in the Napa Valley. After pressing the oil, Food & Vine, Inc. grinds the press cake into a naturally gluten-free, nutty-tasting flour now being used by some of the best bakeries in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, as well as in numerous gourmet food items such as Napa Cakes Panforte, pasta from Pasta Poetry, and Wild California’s Crisps.