At our Bell Mountain Ranch we have more than 700 olive trees that represent about eight different Spanish and Italian varieties. Mission and manzanillo are the most predominantly planted along with others including sevillano ascolano pendolino frantoio leccino and arbequina. Each year in November we harvest our olives. For oil the olives are ideally harvested when they have reached the “red ripe” phase in between green and black. Our Estate Olive Oil is peppery herbal and fresh. Our entire staff helps harvest the olives by hand. It is a labor-intensive process but fun and the result is always delicious! You'll enjoy this as a finishing oil in sauces and dressings or any recipe where a quality olive oil enhances your finished dish. In addition to the wonderful Olive Oil we cure a small portion of the olives marinating them with fresh herbs and citrus from the garden. Depending on your visit timing we may have them available for tasting.