FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
Featuring Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars
FIORE, which means “the blossoming flower” in Italian, truly captures the essence of our venture into the education and exploration of extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in our tasting room. From Italy to Greece, Tunisia to Portugal, Spain and California in the northern hemisphere then from Chile and Peru to Australia and South Africa in the southern hemisphere, our tasting rooms enable you to take a global tour of the freshest extra virgin olive oils and the most flavorful balsamic vinegars of Modena, Italy while benefiting from the numerous attributes of health first-hand.
Opening our first tasting room and retail store in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2009 was an extraordinarily rewarding venture for us and for our customers. And to launch FIORE in Rockland in May of 2010, Lewiston in July 2013, Freeport in November 2013, Brunswick in May 2016 and most recently in Brewer July 2016, with such a warm embrace from the local communities has been so heartwarming for us.
All locations are open year round and serve a growing local customer base. Visitors to the beautiful State of Maine have been a tremendous support during their time here and continue to advocate for FIORE through our web store sharing great FIORE products with friends and family. We are so grateful to all of you for your continued encouragement and loyalty.
We feel very fortunate to be associated with a growing number of local and regional collaborators. These include an array of local vineyards as well as leading restaurants, chefs, and caterers from Freeport to Lewiston and Bangor as well as all along the Midcoast and Downeast. Collaboration with these great chefs and vintners not only validates our quality and consistency, but helps to promote the healthy choices available through their culinary creations and pairings.
Check our “NEWS” tab for upcoming events which include offsite educational and tasting presentations, tasting events with the vintners as well as periodic tasting dinners at the chefs’ location.
Having been recognized by the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce as the “Rising Star Business of the Year” for 2010, we are also proud to have been awarded the “Best-Around-The-World” Tasting Room in New England 2012 by Yankee Magazine and quite honored to receive the SBA’s ”2013 Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for the State of Maine”. In 2015, Nancy was awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year for Mid-coast Maine", and we are so proud that FIORE was named 2016 Small Business of the Year by Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
We love spreading the word of the unique tastes, flavors and nutritional benefits associated with fresh, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and aged balsamic vinegars. If you haven’t already joined our Recipe Club, please do so. It's one periodic email and you’ll never see a marketing blast from FIORE. Over 30,000 FIORE friends are enjoying the simple taste treat recipe suggestions offered by Nancy.
Our Facebook page has allowed us to open another door to FIORE, giving us the opportunity to share experiences, pairing suggestions, announce upcoming events and have great dialogue with so many of our friends and customers. We encourage you to find us on Facebook and share your ideas and recipes.
“Chasing the Crush”
We established Club FIORE, an annual membership club, for those of you who want to join us in “chasing the crush”. The benefits of this membership are: quarterly discounts, shipments of small batch EVOO’s (Extra Virgin Olive Oils) prior to them being offered in the tasting rooms, new flavors of Balsamics and interaction with Nancy on new product research and offers.
Our focus is to provide our customers with a uniquely pleasant and delightful experience. We endeavor to deliver this level of satisfaction whether you come to our tasting rooms or when ordering on line or by phone. How gratifying it is that our customers absolutely love our product - the fresh taste of our extra virgin olive oils and the unique complexity of aged balsamic vinegars keeps customers coming back for more. And then they send them on to family and friends as gifts - what a wonderful way to share the FIORE experience!
Thank you so very much to all of you - our new friends - who make our venture such a rewarding experience…every day! Never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars – “Come in and Taste for Yourself”
~ Nancy & Pat O'Brien