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Berkeley Olive Grove 1913

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.

Art and Science, Tradition and Technology -- Balancing art and science, Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 produces rich flavor and high polyphenols in each extra virgin olive oil. The centurian traditionally planted orchard, a recognized ideal Mission olive terroir, incorporates organic and sustainable practices. Hand pruned and harvested, the dry farmed 400-acre historic estate produces very stable and high polyphenol/antioxidant olive oils. This "Best of Show" company's olive oils have continually produced world class olive oils. Polyphenol values and free acidity are printed on every label. California Olive Oil Council and California Certified Organic Farmer certified, Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 continues its mission of producing ever better olive oil.

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Address8 Rocky Drive
Oroville, California, 95965-8339
United States
CountyButte
Phone Number530 533-1814
Fax Number530 533-1814
E-mail AddressDarro@BerkeleyOliveGrove.com
Website Addresshttp://www.BerkeleyOliveGrove.com
First Year in Business2004

  • Grower and/or Producer
    We grow olive trees

    Planted in 1913, we have 20,000 mature Mission olive trees on our estate.
    We produce olive oil

    We produce three extra virgin olive oil flavor profiles. All have very low free acidity & our dry farmed method supports extremely high polyphenols. Characteristics include: buttery & mellow with a light peppery finish; balance of green and ripe fruit, bitterness & pungency at the border of mild and medium flavor intensities; and a medium intensity olive oil with greener flavors and aromas and a more assertive pepperiness.
    Olive Oil Purveyor
    We are a retailer of olive oil and/or olive products

    We offer products that are COOC Certified, Organic, Estate Grown.

    We have three flavor profiles in both 250ml & 500ml dark bottles. California Mission Reserve is the most buttery & mellow with a light peppery finish. California Mission Gold is a nice balance of green and ripe fruit, bitterness & pungency at the border of mild and medium flavor intensities. California Mission Classic is our medium intensity olive oil with greener flavors & aromas and a more assertive pepperiness.
    We are a wholesaler of olive oil and/or olive products

    We offer products that are , COOC Certified, Organic, Estate Grown.

    As well as 250ml and 500ml bottles, our three flavor profiles are available in single gallon, 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums and a 265 gallon tote.

  • Darro-for-web.gif Name Darro Grieco
    Title Proprietor, Orchard Manager
    E-mail Darro@BerkeleyOliveGrove.com
    Telephone 530 533-1814
    Darro Grieco has a passion for all things olives - all things except for floating yellow-green blossom pollen in the spring. High polyphenol levels in the dry farmed olives is leading Darro in his quest for ever better olive oil.