MCEVOY RANCH
GENERAL OLIVE TREE INFO

Farming Practices

Olive Tree FAQs

Our General Manager Samantha Dorsey has written extensively on various olive tree and orchard care and management topics. We hope you will find the answer to many of your questions on these pages. If you require further assistance, we offer consultations.

 
Websites

The UC Extension Office in Sonoma County has a wealth of information for olive growers, both commercial and residential. The Olives page on their website features articles about pest and disease management, harvest methods, oil yield and milling, as well as resources and classes for California olive oil producers and current issues for the industry.

 

The UC Davis Olive Center is another link between our university system's research and the California olive industry. Their website features reports and resources pertinent to California olive growers.

 

The Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) supports farmers by conducting research on sustainable crop growth, developing and enforcing purity and quality standards, verifying olive oil quality through mandatory sampling and third-party analysis, and promoting accurate labels for California olive oil to help lessen consumer confusion. It runs with general oversight from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and is funded by the state’s olive oil farmers. To learn more about why we’re active members of this organization, click here.

 
Books

Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing. This is the most comprehensive guide to pruning olive trees available, useful to professionals, beginners and everyone in between. It is a valuable resource for additional information about olive trees as related to pruning and training decisions.

 

The Olive Production Manual
This UC publication offers the best introduction to California olive cultivation. The compilation of essays ranges from olive tree physiology, nutrition, pruning, orchard preparation, and irrigation management, to harvesting your crop, trends in the industry, and processing olives for canning or oil.

 

The Organic Olive Production Manual
The perfect companion to the Olive Production Manual. This book is for growers interested in pursuing organic olive production. All of the recommendations for fertilization, pest, disease and weed management, land development, and processing fit within an organic scheme.

 
We are out of olive trees and the nursery is closed.

We continue to support the wonderful community of growers that we have built across the western US over the years by offering on and offsite consultations and Ranch workshops. We sincerely thank our valued customers and appreciate your support and shared love of olive trees. We hope to maintain our connection with you by continuing to mill your olives at the ranch.

 
  1. 2016 Saimuun Vermentino from McEvoy Ranch

    2016 Saimuun Vermentino

    $16.00
    Light-bodied, this Vermentino pleasantly surprises you with its complex taste. Aromas of white nectarine, lemon oil, fresh pear, and a delightful saltiness due to the vineyard's proximity to the coast. Flavors reveal themselves in layers of grapefruit, guava, quince, and wet stone. learn more »
  2. 2016 Bonfiglio Wine from McEvoy Ranch - White Wine from Sonoma County, CA

    2016 Bonfiglio Vineyard White Blend

    $25.00
    The Bonfiglio Vineyard is located on the banks of the Russian River as it winds from Ukiah Valley down towards the town of Hopland. It is surrounded by several species of oak, madrone, and elderberry. On the riverbanks is a large stand of bear grass that continues to be harvested today by local Native Americans as prized material for basket weaving. The label features an artistic intrepretation of the bear grass and the basket weaving. The vineyard typically sees diurnal temperature swings of 50 degrees. This extreme fluctuation allows the grapes to fully ripen while still maintaining natural acidity and freshness. This Rhone-style wine is a blend of Viognier (60%,) Marsanne (20%,) and Roussanne (20%.) The Viognier lends a firm acidity while the Roussanne and Marsanne give more body. The aromatics are a delightful m learn more »
  3. 2015 Sāimuum Sangiovese from McEvoy Ranch

    2015 Saimuun Sangiovese

    $17.00
    The 2015 Saimuun Sangiovese begins with a sense of red plum, raspberry, violet, cigar box, and cinammon. learn more »
  4. 2015 Pacheco Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    2015 Pacheco Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    $35.00
    The historic Pacheco Ranch Vineyard was first planted in 1840. It is one of the few locations where oak, redwood, and palm trees co-habitate and our label illustration depicts this. This premiere Cabernet Sauvignon is seamlessly integrated into a total whole without any element standing out. A restrained style of elegance that speaks to its terroir. Aromatics of green and black olive plus bay leaf welcome you. Flavors of cassis, black currant, dried oregano, and black licorice round out to a persistent finish that benefits from French oak barrel aging. learn more »