I grew up a “Navy Brat” moving around the country every couple of years, as far away from farming as possible. After attending college in San Diego, I ended up in the wine business for over 20 years. During that time I learned a bit about farming grapes and started a small winery. My wife and I became enamored with the culture and cultivation of olive trees and decided to dabble a bit. I became involved with the COOC Taste Panel and we started selling our first olive oil in the small winery tasting room. We have continued to grow from there.
ABOUT MY GROVE
We have several groves all over Southern California, but our home ranch is the OliveView Ranch in the bustling metropolis of Aguanga, California. We have planted over 30 different varieties of olives on this beautiful 26 acre former cattle ranch. We operate two unique mills there and we offer tours and educational opportunities for the public.
MY PERFECT DAY
Every day is perfect in Southern California, but conducting a tour at the ranch in Aguanga is so much fun. Visiting some of our new plantings in the area to see the progress of trees that are being planted for the first time in California is rewarding. I like to nip in to one of our tasting rooms to see how much people really enjoy the fruits of our labors. No day is complete without family, my wife and girls are my life. Every day with them is perfect.
WHERE TO FIND MY OIL
Stop into one of our tasting rooms in Southern California or visit us online at www.TemeculaOliveOil.com