Founded in 1998, California Olive Ranch is America's largest grower and processor of olive oil ' doing with California grown extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) what California wines did in the 1970's in the wine industry.
A privately held company, our vision is to be the global leader in the production of EVOO using a unique and innovative planting, harvesting and milling process that produces the freshest, most flavorful EVOO available on the market.
Dating back to the early 1900s with the establishment of the Berkeley Olive Association, the Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 organic olive oil is the product of a long and unique heritage. Nearly a century later, Darro and Olivia Grieco began bringing the historic orchard back to its full potential. Certified organic, the Berkeley Olive Grove continues with most current sustainable practices supporting both orchard and wildlife. Producing their first olive oil in the spring of 2008, all three oils won medals in competition. The 2009 olive oils each won awards which include Best of Class and Best of Show in the L.A. International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. The 2010 organic olive oils have been awarded medals in the California Olive Oil Competition and the L.A. International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competion. This year, besides certified extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) quality, the Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 company won a Gold Medal at the L.A. International EVOO Competion in presentation for "...understated, timeless elegance". Darro, ever attentive to quality and details, now displays each olive oil's lab analysis for polyphenols (relating to the antioxidant values) on the label.
California sunshine in a bottle. That's the rich, golden elegance of Butte View olive oils. Pure, light and delicate--experience the wonderful aromas and distinctive accents that make each of our hand crafted oils truly unique and truly excellent.
Year after year, the mandarin ranch has been the source for great holiday gift packages, available for shipping nationwide. Our tree-ripened, hand-picked Satsuma mandarins are very sweet, easy to peel, and excellent for eating or juicing. We sell bag fruit, gift packages and baskets with other local specialty foods at our ranch and on our website. We will be open daily 8am to 5pm, November thru January.