|Stella Cadente Olive Oil produces a line of artisan Northern California olive oils including our award-winning L'Autunno blend Tuscan-style EVOO and five flavored crush oils. Our olives are sustainably grown and hand harvested, producing oils of extraordinary quality and flavor.|
Founded in 1999, when the first three acres of olives were planted at Shooting Star ranch, Stella Cadente went on to produce their first extra virgin oil in 2000 and won recognition from the International Olive Oil Council in Perugia, Italy, for being “…equal to or better than the best of the Italian oils.” From these proud roots, Stella Cadente has slowly grown to become the premier source for oils produced from Mendocino County’s unmatched Tuscan-style olives. Today, many of the olives used are sourced from small family farms and vineyards in the hills and valleys of the county, produced sustainably and independently, as are many of the regions well-known wines. Once sold only at local farmers’ markets, Stella Cadente is now found at select retailers across the country. Stella Cadente also produces a wonderfully fragrant Meyer Lemon Oil, Blood Orange Oil, Persian Lime Oil, Basil Oil and Rosemary Oil, pressed from heritage Mission olive trees located in the western Sierra foothills. The trees are farmed by 5th generation rancher and partner Lewis Johnson, and are an historic legacy of Junipero Serra and the California missions. The hot, dry summers and long ripening time produce an unctuous and buttery oil, the perfect foil for the tart citrus and fresh herbs used to flavor it. The oils are made by milling the olives and the fruit or herb together in Stella Cadente’s own press, within hours after the mid-winter harvest.