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Stella Cadente Olive Oil Company

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.

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Address17451 Jade Court
Fort Bragg, California, 95437
United States
CountyMendocino
Phone Number800-305-1288
Fax Number707-961-6001
E-mail Addressstellacadente@pacific.net
Website Addresshttp://www.stellacadente.com
First Year in Business1999

  • Grower and/or Producer
    We grow olive trees

    Frantoio, Leccino, Lucca, Mission, Arbequina, Coratina, Maurino, Pendolino, San Felice, Koroneiki
    We produce olive oil

    Pressing and bottling of L'Autunno Blend EVOO, Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange, Persian Lime, Basil and Rosemary crush oils. Bulk sales also available in 1/5/55/+ gallon quantities.

  • Julia head3.jpg Name Julia Conway
    Title Sales and Marketing
    E-mail stellacadente@pacific.net
    Telephone 800-305-1288
    Julia Kendrick Conway, Mendocino county chef and Slow Food Leader joined Stella Cadente in 2007. She brings broad based sales and marketing experience, as well as having served as a specialty food buyer for both Oakville Grocery and Harvest Market (Mendocino County). Having studied at the Culinary Institute of America at Graystone and at a farm school in Tuscany, Julia brings a Mediterranean perspective and palate to product development and marketing.
  • Lewis.jpg Name Lewis Johnson
    Title Owner-Producer
    E-mail orders@stellacadente.com
    Telephone 530-534-8320
    Lewis Johnson, fourth-generation olive producer and owner/founder of Butte View Olive Oil grows the heritage California Mission olives used to produce Stella Cadente's flaovred crush oils. Butte View Ranch is also the home of Stella Cadente's pressing and bottling facility, and is located in Palermo (Butte County) California.