We are open to the public for complementary tastings and shopping Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Our free guided tour of the olive groves, olive oil mill, & tasting room are Wednesdays 1pm-4pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm
You can also find us on Sundays at the Ojai Farmers Market in downtown Ojai, from 9am-1pm (300 E. Matilija Street).
Our tours are free to everyone, and do not require a reservation. We run our tours every Wednesday and Saturday of the year, rain or shine. The tours do not begin at any specific time, but rather as people show up and are ready to go. We average about one tour per hour, with each tour taking about 30 minutes, depending on the size and disposition of the group. You are also welcome to head directly into the tasting room to sample and shop.
Our tours begin outside, in our grove of 150 year old olive trees, where we discuss a bit of the history of olive oil, how we came to produce it here in Ojai, the cultivation of the trees and olive fruit, the harvesting process, and more. After about 15 minutes we’ll head inside to show you our olive mill, and walk through how our extra virgin olive oil is extracted, blended & bottled. We also talk about things like cooking with olive oil, storing olive oil, shopping for olive oil, and what exactly extra virgin olive oil means.
Our farm can be a bit tricky to find, though we do post signs on tour days to help guide you to us. GPS systems will often lead only to a corner of our land, but not the Olive Barn, where our tours and tastings are. To find us, as you head up Ladera Road (off Thatcher Road), stay to the left at every fork. You will seem to be going off Ladera Road and onto Hermitage Road at one point, which is indeed the correct way. Another bearing to the left at the riverbed, shortly ahead, and you will be on your way up into our little valley. From there on out there are permanent signs marking the way to Ojai Olive Oil, and you will see the groves of olive trees as you head into our farm. Parking is available onsite. Once settled in, make your way towards the green buildings. Tours generally start outside by the picnic tables, in our grove of 150 year old olive trees.