Rio Bravo Ranch, a Kern County institution situated on 9000 acres, began its olive oil program only a half-decade ago. And in 2017, the company’s investment in oil, so to speak, is beginning to pay big dividends—with five prestigious prizes earned just this year.
“I started our olive oil program about five years ago, and this year we finally got our programmed dialed in and won five awards for our olive oil in 2017,” Owner James Nickel says. Jamie notes that while new to olive oil, the Nickel family has been involved in agriculture for seven generations. The family has over 150 years of history in California agriculture, cultivating across categories as diverse as tomatoes, citrus, wine grapes, almonds, and melons.
And now Rio Bravo Ranch’s latest venture is maturing into an exceptional award-winning success. Already in 2017, Rio Bravo Ranch’s oils have taken home the following prizes:
Rio Bravo Ranch offers several different olive oil varieties including:
Additionally, the company offers garlic-, jalapeño-, and lemon-infused oils—that lend themselves well to cross promotion with fresh baked products—and an Ascolana Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Rio Bravo Ranch olive oils are available in attractively-labelled 250ml and 500ml bottles.
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