A Primer On the Arbequina Olive We Grow and Use for Our Olive Oil

When people ask us about our different extra virgin olive oils, we begin by saying: “Think of extra virgin olive oil like wine.” Just like different wines are made from different grapes, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc, different olive oils are made from different olives. Each olive varietal has its own flavor profile and … Read more

Olive Oil Set to Become Key California Crop-Study

Mover over Italy and Spain. Make way for California. California’s olive oil industry has been on a tear the past decade, producing extra virgin olive oil rivaling the EVOO made in Italy, Spain, France, and elsewhere. And it appears our industry is positioned to become a heavyweight in the Golden State’s agriculture business. I’m not … Read more

Olive Oil Primer: What is the Arbequina Olive?

When a culinary pro suggested we write about different olive varietals, I thought: “Good idea. We’ll write about the olives we grow.” So here goes. Thousands of varieties of olives exist worldwide. But only a small percentage account for most of the olives grown today. We grow three varietals: Arbequina and Arbosana, both from Spain, … Read more


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