Organic Roots — California

   California’s olive oil saga begins with the arrival of Spanish Franciscans, who brought olive trees from Central American settlements.      These olive trees were planted along the coast from Diego to Sonoma and in the foothills of the S...

The Melgarejo Estate — Spain

   The Iberian Peninsula, which encompasses both Spain and Portugal, has had olive trees for thousands of years.      Archaeological evidence suggests that olive trees were first brought to Andalusia during the Bronze Age, between 2700 and...

SAOV — Portugal

    The Iberian Peninsula, which encompasses both Spain and Portugal, has had olive trees for thousands of years.     Archaeological evidence suggests that olive trees were first brought to Andalusia during the Bronze Age, between 2700 and ...

  Historically, the olive tree (Olea europaea) was brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492.      From the West Indies, the trees spread to Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Though olive trees have been present in South A...

  Historically, the olive tree (Olea europaea) was brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492.      From the West Indies, the trees spread to Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Though olive trees have been present in South ...

  The olive tree (Olea europaea) was first established in South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck in 1661. Its cousin, the wild olive (Olea africana) is native to the region, but is inedible.    After the first olive trees were planted, hundreds o...