Welcome to the Art of Oil's online store!

We invite you to step into the High Country's premier tasting rooms for all your gourmet extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar needs.  Our family operated businesses are located in beautiful downtown Boone, NC, and the nearby picturesque town of West Jefferson, NC.  We also host a Tasting Table with 15 varieties at Rustic, in Blowing Rock, NC.  Art of Oil offers you tastings of any of our unfiltered, extra virgin olive oils, flavor infused oils and vinegars, as well as spice blends, Rustic sea salts, and other gourmet foods. With FREE tastings daily of 50 varieties on tap, you can always try before you buy!

Our olive oils are imported immediately following the "crush," thereby bringing you the freshest product--straight from the olive.  We have freshly pressed traditional extra virgin olive oils from all over the world, that range from mild to robust.

Our citrus fused olive oils are made by crushing the whole fruit with the olives to get intensely fresh flavors.  Fresh herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables are infused into specialty flavored olive oils.  All of our balsamic vinegars are of an exceptionally high quality from Modena, Italy, with wonderful natural flavors.

In addtion, browse our range of artisan gift items and gourmet foods such as Sallies' Greatest Jams, Ashe County Cheese (in Boone), and our own line of spice blends.  We also have a selection of rustic handmade wood furnishings, retired wine barrel accessories, and authentic old vine gifts from our sister store, Rustic, in Blowing Rock.

Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff is committing to ensuring your in-store or online shopping experience an absolute pleasure.  They will help guide you through tastings, select a gift, or put together a gift basket.  We can even bottle olive oils and vinegars with your own custom label for wedding favors, business gifts, or parties.  We look forward to welcoming you to one of our three stores in neighboring High Country locations:  Boone, West Jefferson, and Blowing Rock.

Remember, you always shop online at both Art of Oil and Rustic in the comfort of your own home!


    We host special events at each store throughout the year.  In Boone, join us for Art Crawl on the first Friday of each month (except for July, it will be on the 11th.)  We offer food and wine tastings, in addition to our regular tastings, and always have live music from 6 - 8 pm.  In West Jefferson, we have special tastings and refreshments during Gallery Crawl, on the second Friday of the month, from 5 - 8 pm.  On Blowing Rock Art in the Park days, the second Saturday of the month (through October,) we have live music and refreshments.  We hope to see you soon in the High Country!