More than 500 olive trees live on our land, some of which are are 140+ years old. These gnarled centenarians do more than provide us with our own olives—they’re also great shade trees and the groves make for an excellent picnic spot!
We grow a mix of Italian and Spanish varieties: Coratina, Frantoio, Leccino, Maurino, Pendolino, and Sevillano. Our Altrea Evergreen Extra Virgin Olive Oil (available for purchase in the tasting room) is a peppery blend of Leccino, Pendolino, Frantoio, and Maurino olives, which are pressed on traditional stones at a local Hopland cooperative.
They’re hard to miss as you roll on down the 101: our giant sunflowers grace a 14-acre plot at the front of our property and create an eye-popping effect when they’re in bloom (usually in August). A Mendo icon, this blazing yellow field has even inspired its own celebration, our Sunflower Festival, held in late August.