Celebrating 30 Years of Salute Santé Grapeseed Oil

Celebrating 30 Years of
Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil

As we enter our 30th year of creating Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil- YES, 30 YEARS! – we are sharing our trials, accomplishments, and our journey from where we began, to where we are now. Who better to share it with than all of YOU – who helped bring us this far! Enjoy!

Sustainable 2008 Vegetable Oil Powered Car


Veggie Oil Cars

We at Salute Santé! have always been passionate about making DELICIOUS, GOOD for YOU FOOD while keeping our carbon footprint low. That might sound trendy and familiar today, but it certainly didn’t when we started making grapeseed oil 30 years ago.

Upcycled Seeds, Plant-based, 100% Sustainable

It all starts here…the best vineyards of the world produce the best grape seeds. We’ve worked for over 30 years to bring chefs and home chefs the highest quality grapeseed oil. Increasing our quality level to COLD PRESSED, we developed a technique to press seed against seed at 8000 lb of pressure, without solvents, making the most delicious & light nutty grapeseed oil loved by Iron Chefs to Oprah! Our award winning grapeseed oil is PLANT BASED, BPA-free, packed in recyclable steel cans and glass which guarantees a 24 month shelf life.

Valentin and Jean-Louis Palladin

Taste Panel Chefs

When we first began our journey to make the best quality grapeseed oil in America back in 1991, we were fortunate to meet Chef Jean-Louis Palladin. Valentin’s best friend Georg was managing the Jean-Louis Restaurant in Washington DC and set up a meeting with Chef.

We discovered that Jean-Louis had been a devoted grapeseed oil user for the last 25 years – the problem was he couldn’t get it consistently! Sometimes it was green, sometimes rancid, or it wasn’t available at all!  So Valentin proposed his ultimate plan to Jean-Louis: “Lets make it here in America but cold pressed!” Jean-Louis loved this idea!

Always eager to help small purveyors create the best ingredients for chefs, Chef Jean-Louis picked up the phone to call his chef friends in NY to let them know “I’m here with this Austrian guy who wants to make grapeseed oil here in America”.

That call created our taste panel – Jean-Louis Palladin, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud – selecting the best grapeseed oil from various options that would become Salute Santé! Produced by an oil making family in Italy, they now utilize our cold pressing technology and still make our Salute Santé! to this day!

Please meet our very special Taste Panel Chefs!

SOFI Gold Award


In 2023 we WON the SOFI AWARD- the Fancy Food industry’s HIGHEST HONOR!

All our years of hard work and our commitment to creating a GREAT tasting, healthy and high quality oil for YOU to enjoy – is acknowledged with this prestigious award.

We are over the moon with gratitude and had lots of fun sharing our Oscar with our super fabulous Chef customers below.

Salute Santé Grapeseed Oil Soft Gold Award 500ml

Oprah’s Favorite Things

Oprah chose us as her favorite thing – not once, not twice, but three times!

In 2016 our Grapeseed Oil Pantry was first.  “Sorry, olive oil—you’ve been a good friend, but I’ve moved on. Pure grapeseed oil is great for cooking and has no cholesterol, no sodium, no preservatives, and no trans-fatty acids. All those nos add up to a very big yes!” – Oprah, December 2016 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Second was our 2019 Infused Gift Set.  “We know grapeseed oil is healthy for cooking – and now it’s bringing the flavor, too! These are infused with roasted garlic, white truffle, lemon, basil, or chili, making them perfect for marinades, drizzles, dips, and dressings.” Oprah, December 2019 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

And then In 2021 we were privileged to be part of her iconic 25th anniversary celebration of Favorite Things. We are grateful for Oprah’s continuous recognition and support1


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