In 1925, Nicola Sciabica purchased a grape vineyard in Modesto California; 11 years later he began pressing olive oil on that property. Then in 2002, the Sciabica Family planted 7 specifically chosen varieties of olives on a sloped 5-acre hillside. The hillside allows for precise water distribution and drainage. Each tree is drip irrigated from our estate well to ensure perfect water availability for the tree while maximizing conservation. The Estate Pressing of these olives is dubbed "Hillside 7".
Our signature Hillside 7 is produced from seven carefully selected varieties grown and cold pressed within hours of picking on our family’s estate. Harvested in November from "early" ripened olives, it's a balanced oil with fully fruity flavor, a hint of green grassiness and a peppery bite. A delight to use for dipping & drizzling.
Each bottle of our Hillside 7 is delicately filled by hand and adorned with an elegant neck tag detailing the "Hillside Story" and production month. We guarantee this bottle will delight as a gift for any olive oil lover.
The seven varieties are a very unique combination of: Itrana, Frantoio, Grappollo, Pendalino, Leccino, Kalamata, and San Felice