The Mission olive is the oldest variety in California, having arrived
with Franciscan padres in the late 18th century. Like Cabernet or
Zinfandel grown in the Sierra Foothills, Mission grown in the Sierras
has deeper and more robust flavors than its counterparts in the valley.
Our Sierra is made of 70% Mission, with estate-grown Frantoio and
Leccino varieties blended in for roundness, complexity, and balance.
is ideal for combining with tomatoes: raw in salads (like a caprese,
with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes), cooked in a pasta sauce, or even
for finishing a soup. It complements heartier dishes, such as stews,
ragus, and all manner of meat dishes.