About Us



Family owned and operated in Northwestern Connecticut, Delavignes Gourmet Foods has been producing artisanally crafted extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and specialty food products for more than a decade. Favored by global top chefs and home cooks alike, Delavignes mission is simple and wholesome: providing great quality foods to great people. 

Our award-winning products can be found throughout the United States and prominent international destinations. Visit us in our Waterbury, CT tasting room or place your order online today.


Our Team

Laura Miller | Owner

 With a family tree deeply rooted in Italy, it’s not surprising that Laura Miller (née Montesi) is the sole owner and Jill of all trades for Delavignes Gourmet Foods and The Olive Oil Factory. Within the family business, she’s the operations manager, product developer, bookkeeper and the head chef in the Delavignes tasting kitchen. 

Growing up in an Italian household in Roxbury, CT inspired Laura’s career in food. She also attended the agricultural program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT and furthered her education at the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. Her agricultural and food passions run deep. Laura was the first certified female farrier in the state of Connecticut, as well as an avid equestrian. She practises animal husbandry and maintains a small-yet-boisterous farm at her Winsted home with her husband David. Laura believes in sustainable agriculture and food growing, fosters animals, makes her own cheeses, and is also a member of “GRITS,” which stands for Girls Really Into Shooting, a sport shotgun club for women.

While she may be the sole owner, Laura is also joined in the ranks at Delavignes by her husband David and her brother-in-law Michael. Together, they run all elements of the business operations along with a production team.

Laura’s favorite products are the Delavignes Lemon-Infused Olive Oil and the Montesi Family Reserve Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and when cooking, she favors the Garlic Infused Grapeseed Oil. She’s become an expert at the craft of olive oil and gourmet foods. Educating her consumers on how to taste, purchase and use quality olive oils is what she loves most about her work on a daily basis. You can find her in the Delavignes tasting kitchen regularly and she often hosts special tasting events, cooking classes, cheesemaking classes, and exclusive dining events where both her own recipes and the Delavignes products share the stage.