Our Land

The D’Oliva Olive Oil orchard is situated on a family ranch in the community of Sunol in Northern California. The 120-acre property has most recently been used for cattle and horses, though there are signs that it was terraced and farmed for grapes in the 19th Century.
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The climate is much like Tuscany, with warm summers and cool winters, and the property is just far enough from the ocean to avoid consistent fog. The trees are planted on generous 18 foot centers to allow maximum lateral growth in the years ahead. Drip irrigation is used in the dry months of summer and fall and about 14” of rain falls in the winter. Weeds are pulled, mowed or plowed in the spring. An 8 foot fence keeps deer from their version of pruning, barn owls are beginning to occupy our beautiful owl boxes and Killdeer Plover love to lay their eggs at the base of our trees in the spring. It’s a nice community of critters sharing in our land.