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, quite literally in the shape of California! 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 trees while maximizing conservation. The Estate Pressing of these olives is dubbed "Hillside 7".
Extra intense this season!
Each year this combination results in a distinctive flavor profile. If you like intensely fruity and "green" olive oil, you're in for a treat! Andrew Sciabica says "this is the best Hillside I've tasted". Expect an intensely fruity olive oil with a fresh sugar-snap-pea aroma, creamy texture, a hint of green banana and apple across the palate, and a zesty, peppery finish. It's simply a delight to use for dipping & drizzling.
Each bottle of our Hillside 7 is delicately filled by hand and adorned with 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