Don't confuse our oils with typical kitchen oils
Until I tried the beautifully rich and complex oils from WholeVine Products, I thought that all grapeseed oil was flavorless and boring. My favorite is the riesling seed oil, with traces of Argan and Hazelnut, I love using it as a garnish on any number of dishes from seafood to cheese. It's really a game changer.
Kevin Gillespie. Co-Owner/Executive Chef, Top Chef finalist - Woodfire Grill, Atlanta
It's a new kind of oil that we call culinary oil because it imparts natural flavor character to dishes. Our grape seed oils have distinguishable varietal character in the same way that wine's character can be distinguished by varietal. Drawn from seeds in gentle and natural ways, our handcrafted oils retain all the benefits of freshness. It's the pure expression of what nature has to offer, making our oils flavorful, colorful, and heart-healthy.
Many companies that harvest grape seeds use industrial chemical solvents to extract the oil, often after those seeds have laid dormant in piles of cast-off materials. Unlike common grapeseed oil which is made from seeds tossed into weather-beaten piles, our seeds are harvested minutes after grape pressing, then carefully dried with controlled hot air to prevent the build-up of mold while retaining flavors. Extraction is accomplished using cold expeller pressing, the best known natural method available; there’s never an industrial chemical used in the process. For freshness, we batch press on demand – time consuming and more costly, but well worth the resulting freshness and flavor.
The difference is immediately obvious:
‐ Our oils are grape‐varietal specific and distinctive by varietal, showing a range of color and subtly complex but entirely natural flavors (no infused contents here). As such, you may want more than one grape varietal oil in your kitchen to add just the right flavor to your culinary creation.
‐ Our unrefined oils stand apart from highly refined grape seed oils, analogous to the quality difference between extra virgin olive oil and refined olive oil.
‐ Similar to sunflower oil composition
‐ Contains vitamin E, C and beta‐carotene
‐ Low saturated fat content (11%)
‐ High unsaturated fat content (89%)
- Seven times more polyunsaturated fatty acid than extra virgin Olive Oil
- One of the three heart-healthy oils recommended by Sloan-Kettering and Mayo Clinic