Our Story

GROWN AND CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA

Founded in 1998, we were the first company to take American olive oil to a whole new level. While olives have grown in California for hundreds of years, we’ve pioneered new ways of cultivating and harvesting olives in order to make our extra virgin olive oil premium and affordable. We’ve developed our own ranches and helped family farmers throughout Northern California develop previously unusable farm acreage into olive orchards. The approach we take on growing olives uses time honored farming techniques while fully embracing modern technology; we even have apps that chart the history of each orchard. And we use sustainable production methods every step of the way. All of our extra virgin olive oils are certified extra virgin by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).

Most importantly, it’s the people who make our company great. Our founders were captivated by the spirit of the California wine movement. Decades ago nobody looked to California as a leading wine purveyor, but through hard work and ingenuity California wines are now among the best in the world. We were founded to do the same with olive oil. Our CEO made a transition to farming from the high-tech world of Silicon Valley. He became enamored with the craft of making great olive oil, and loves leading a business that is so closely rooted to the land.

Fresh, great tasting extra virgin olive oil inspires everything we do at California Olive Ranch. So we’ve made it our mission to make the highest quality extra virgin olive oil accessible to as many people as possible. We’ll do it by continuing to live out our values, day after day.

CALIFORNIA OLIVE RANCH VALUES

DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO

We’re transforming the olive oil industry and showing that when it comes to purity and quality, not all olive oils are created equal. We do it by growing on California ranches, finding innovative ways to plant and harvest olives to develop high-quality olive oils at reasonable prices and encouraging transparency across the olive oil industry.

PASSION

We love what we do – and how we do it– from the care we put into creating our extra virgin olive oil to the kindness we show our employees and farm families. Our passion pushes us to continually craft the freshest extra virgin olive oil.

QUALITY FOR ALL

We’ve pioneered new ways of growing and pressing olives in order to make our extra virgin olive oil premium and affordable. And we’ll continue combining new ways of doing things with time-honored agrarian wisdom in order to ensure as many people as possible get to experience the transformative power of great olive oil.

SUSTAINABILITY

We’re California farmers with a strong connection to the land. We believe that taking care of the Earth’s resources is the right thing to do – and leads to better olive oil. We mulch our fields with tree trimmings, reuse all of the water that enters our mill, offer our leftover olive pits to other farms and use recyclable packaging.

Learn more about our family of extra virgin olive oils.