Capay Valley Ranches – Premium Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars!
The Capay Valley is a tranquil agricultural area, located in the eastern foothills of the Coast Range, between the Napa and Sacramento valleys. Home to various farms and ranches, many of which are notably organic, the Capay Valley has a well-preserved natural beauty in its rolling hills, creeks and vistas, with a climate and soils that provide the ideal environment for growing some of California’s finest crops.
Family owned and operated, Capay Valley Ranches grows and produces olive for premium olive oil. Olives grown on our ranches are only used to produce our extra virgin olive oils. We grow several varieties using a high-density and medium growing system which allows us to mechanically harvest and press within hours to produce the freshest and most flavorful olive oils that are rich in antioxidants. All of our oils are lab tested and certified as Extra Virgin by the California Olive Oil Council.
Our pure and natural honey comes from honeybees that forage on wildflowers growing in our valley foothills during the summer months. The lushness of the local flora produces a dark honey rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties.
All of our crops are grown with the passion, pride and care of a hands-on grower.
OLIVES & OLIVE OILS
We produce several varieties of olives at our ranch, including: Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki. Our extra virgin, cold pressed oil is made from these olives grown in the Capay Valley. Using a special vine-grown system, we are able to harvest the olives quickly and rush them to the mill. The olives are harvested and crushed within hours to produce the freshest, most flavorful oil, rich in antioxidants‚Äî a cook‚Äôs ideal companion.
A Spanish varietal, this medium-bodied olive oil has a freshly cut grass-y flavor, floral undertones, and is great for salad dressing, cooking fish or dipping bread.
This full-bodied Greek varietal oil has a robust, peppery finish that makes the perfect finishing oil on signature dishes.
Also a Spanish varietal, this oil delivers a more robust, nutty flavor, that pairs well with everything from bruschetta to chocolate, and is great drizzled atop soups or steaks.
Chiquitita (pronounced Sikatita) is a fairly new and distinct cultivar
adapted for growing in high density orchards. The tree is a cross between the Spanish Picual and Arbequina, resulting in mild oil, sweet and delicate
INFUSED OLIVE OILS
Our fresh Arbequina olive oil is infused with a variety of fresh fruit and herbs. Great with seafood, fresh steamed vegetables or paired with balsamic vinegar for citrus-y or herbal vinaigrette. Currently we have Meyer Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Basil Infused Extra Olive Oil. But we are always experimenting. Check online for other oils as they become available.
INFUSED BALSAMIC VINEGARS
In addition to our traditional Balsamic Vinegar, we sell three ‘infused’ flavored vinegars, which include Eldeberry, Cranberry and D’Anjou Pear flavors.
Our pure and natural honey is from honeybees that forage on the wildflowers growing in our tranquil Capay Valley foothills during the summer months. The richness of the local flora makes a darker honey with more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant properties.