Important News: We're moving! Our retail store in Macedon, NY will be closing as of 3/22/20. We will have limited retail hours until then. We will be open until 4pm daily until 3/21/20. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive our announcement about our new location!
Olive Wood Brewing & Craft Co is a family-owned business that provides all the ingredients, equipment and expert know-how for making fermented food and beverages at home including beer, wine, cheese, kombucha and more! We have been in business since 2007 and are located in Western New York State. Our business is built on over 30 years of industry experience and generations of tradition.
Our mission is to preserve the traditions of fermented food and beverages and enhance the enjoyment of making them at home by providing customers with exceptional service, products and knowledge.
Our people define our company and we are so fortunate to have such a great team to serve you. We are a small, family-owned business led by our owner, master brewer and wine maker, Fausto Angotti who is an industry expert with over 30 years experience. Our staff consists of family members and local employees who love their craft and want to help you love your craft too.
As a family business, our purpose is to carry on the skills, knowledge and traditions of generations for our children and for those we serve. We are so grateful for your business which supports our family which is why we take such great pride in serving you and your family.
Our retail store and warehouse is located at 2060 O'Neil Rd #5 Macedon, NY in the historic hop- and grape-growing region of Western New York State. We are easily accessible to millions of local customers in and around the state. We are just 30 minutes from Rochester, NY or the Finger Lakes region, 90 minutes from Buffalo or Syracuse, NY and 3-1/2 hours from Toronto, Canada.
We have been supplying brewers, wine makers and artisans around the world since 2007. After nearly a decade, a new identity is born and the business is renamed Olive Wood Brewing & Craft Co. It represents a new beginning of carrying on old traditions with a refined mission. It is a culmination of years of continuous learning and improvement on how we can best serve our customers today. Olive Wood Brewing & Craft Co now provides artisans around the world with supplies for making all kinds of fermented foods and beverages including cider, kombucha, cheese, bread, yogurt, vinegar, and so much more. However, Our History started generations ago, long before this chapter of the story.
Above all else, we strive to do business ethically. We believe that it is important to treat customers, employees and all others in business with the same moral principles that we hold personally and that we would treat our friends and family with.
It is our philosophy that fermentation is the art and science of preserving the resources of the world around us for enjoyment and nourishment. It is an ancient and universal skill of ingenuity and resourcefulness and is a defining characteristic of humankind.
Our purpose is to be your complete resource for products, information and experience to help you make the best craft possible. We want to help you achieve your goals based on your needs, wishes and ability and without any judgement or superiority.
We are so grateful to be able to serve our customers through our strengths. Here are just some of our advantages that benefit you:
One of our primary goals is to achieve total accuracy with your order, fulfillment and the information we provide to you. We have one of the highest order accuracy rates of any business and our shipping and handling quality is the best in the industry.
Our staff has the most comprehensive experience, longest history and greatest reputation of almost any in the industry. We have been in business since 2007 and are led by our highly-respected owner and industry expert who has over 30 years of professional experience.
With experience comes knowledge and we have built a reputation for being a reliable source of accurate, thorough and comprehendible information. Customers can not only depend on receiving the proper answer but also our complete patience in helping them.
We know that your time is valuable and that your order may be urgent. We ship all orders within 1 business day and we typically respond to all messages within hours or, sometimes, just minutes! We operate our business efficiently in every way to reduce waste, minimize errors and provide the best price we can to our customers.
We take great pride in carrying on our family's traditions so that we can serve you and your family. We believe that being family-owned is important because it means that we are proud enough to stake our personal reputation on our success as a business. It also means that you are working with devoted people who are directly invested in making sure you receive the best experience possible.
You can always guarantee that we will provide you with the most professional and highest quality service in the industry. Whether you are a casual do-it-your-selfer or a large business, you will receive our highest standard of professionalism.
For over 10 years, we have been very honored that our hard work and achievements have been recognized in a variety of ways:
Since we opened in 2007, we have been rated by our customers as one of the best home brewing and wine making companies in the industry with an average customer rating of 99%.
For more than 10 years, we have earned the trust of individuals and businesses around the world. Even some of the most highly-respected breweries and wineries depend on us for their ingredients or equipment. We are honored to have some of the world's most prestigious individuals and institutions amount our customers including Presidents, Kings and Queens, world leaders, the Vatican, elite educational institutions and more.
Our longevity in business is proof of the quality and consistency that our customers can depend on. Further, our success in teaching and training artisans for over 25 years is evident in a new generation of world-class brewers and wine makers who we taught and inspired at the beginning of their craft.
Many people have wondered about the origin of the name 'Olive Wood' but that has remained to be a closely-held secret by our owner. However, there are many theories that have been suggested over the years as customers, and employees alike, have tried to find the answer.
Some believe that the name comes from the beautiful and bountiful olive trees that make up the landscape of our ancestral home of Italy.
Others believe that the gnarled and unique shape of the olive tree, which can live for centuries, is much like that of the ancient art of fermentation. Like an olive tree, each batch of beer or wine is beautifully unique and seems to exhibit an orderly chaos with roots that date back centuries.
Yet another theory for the meaning of our name is inspired by the meticulous effort required to turn raw, bitter olives from the olive tree into delicious, edible food. In much the same way, the process of making beer, wine or cheese involves taking humble ingredients, harnessing the forces of nature and applying a little human ingenuity to create delicious and satisfying foods that feed our bodies and our soul.
The traits that we value as a business are the same as those that we value personally and hold most important: