A type of olive oil that is obtained from olives grown on an individual farm. The olives are usually harvested by hand and the oil is pressed and bottled on site. Single estate oils are among the best that are available, and they are expensively priced. They are usually sold on site or in specialty shops and are stored and displayed away from excessive heat and bright light, which cause deterioration in the flavor and quality of the olive oil. (In some food stores, displays of olive oil may be exposed to heat and light, but because of the quick turnover in most food stores, this may not result in a significant problem with the quality.) A Single estate olive oil is also known simply as an Estate Olive Oil.