|Nena began farming in the Napa Valley in 1975 and eventually was farming approximately 60 acres of premium wine grapes. In 1996 Bonnie gave her 500 cuttings from her olive trees which Nena propogated in her driveway until they were large enough to plant around the vineyards. In 2003 and 2004 Nena produced a gold medal award winning oil as well. In 2006 Nena sold all of her agricultural properties and retired. After three years Nena was ready to get back into farming so she and Bonnie decided to join forces and Grove 45 EVOO was born.