In 1900, a group of professors from UC, Berkeley set out to identify the optimal location for growing olives. The highly unique agriculture environment, planted in 1913, continues to produce rare fruit yielding some of the best tasting and highest polyphenol extra virgin olive oil anywhere. Awards honor the excellence of Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 each year, including L.A. International EVOO Competition Best of Show.
We produce California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from an 150 acre grove planted in 1935. We generate three single varietal oils and some blends in Northern Sacramento Valley. The grove has been certified organic for the last 15 years.
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.
After working for 10 years with Apollo Olive Oil I have started my own consultant company, specialized in the area of tasting & blending and supervising quality during production. I participate in the COOC tasting panel and in the UC Davis tasting panel and have been a judge in different competitions.
I regularly teach classes on sensory evaluation of olive oil.
Agbiolab is an independent agricultural laboratory providing olive oil analysis, analytical services for olive mills and Olea variety identification by DNA fingerprinting, as well as plant diagnostic and genetic testing.
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