Dating back to the early 1900s with the establishment of the Berkeley Olive Association, the Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 organic olive oil is the product of a long and unique heritage. Nearly a century later, Darro and Olivia Grieco began bringing the historic orchard back to its full potential. Certified organic, the Berkeley Olive Grove continues with most current sustainable practices supporting both orchard and wildlife. Producing their first olive oil in the spring of 2008, all three oils won medals in competition. The 2009 olive oils each won awards which include Best of Class and Best of Show in the L.A. International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. The 2010 olive oils have been awarded medals in competitions for organic and international. This year the Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 label also won a gold medal for ''understated, timeless elegance''. Darro, ever attentive to details, now displays each olive oil's lab analysis for the high polyphenols (relating to the antioxidant values) on every label.
Darro and the Berkeley Olive Grove were featured in the September 2010 Olive Oil Times. See the story here: http://www.chamberorganizer.com/orovillechamber/docs/berkeleyolivearticle.pdf