TASTE THE DIFFERENCE

All our trees are tenderly cared for by our own hands, resulting in quality olives and oils because we love what we do.

 

Who We Are

Lewis Johnson is a third-generation olive oil grower who began making Butte View Olive Company oils back in 1996. ButteView Olive Company is a 150+ acre olive grove and company that is family operated in Palermo, California.

 

Here at Butte View Olive Co, our olive oils are high-quality with a uniquely flavorful taste. We use time-honored growing and harvesting practices on our family-owned grove to keep our olive trees at peak health and production.

 

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What does Butte View Olive Company do?

We are a olive oil company and grove, meaning we produce our own olive oil through harvesting and growing methods. 

How long has Butte View Olive Co been in business? 

Lewis Johnson is the third-generation grower in his family. His grandfather began farming olives back in 1935. There is no other company with such an extensive amount of dedication and experience. "We’ve spread mostly through word of mouth,” Johnson says. “Folks go into a store and tell the manager they would buy our oils if the store had them. It works much better than me going around trying to sell my oil. There are about 400 labels competing for one shelf spot.” 


What types of flavors do you have?

We have a large variety of flavors. That is what makes our olive oils unique.  We have classic, fresh oil, plus oils in an assortment of flavors to perfectly complement any meal: garlic, basil, lemon, rosemary, and more! When you open a bottle from Butte View, you taste the difference.When you give us a call, you will be connected to our owner, so you can expect attention to your inquiry in a timely manner.


Are your olive oils processed?

No, are olive oils are far from being processed. We grow our olives ourselves, pick them, and harvest them ourselves on 150+ acres of land. We flavor the olives in just a way that creates unique and delicious flavors that will make any meal stand out. Here at Butte View Olive Co, we take our craft seriously. Every detail is important when creating custom batch olive oil. And we’re happy to share our knowledge with you so you can learn how it’s done and why we’re so passionate about quality olive oil.

What is the difference between using olive oil and vegetable oil when cooking? 

Choosing between vegetable oil and olive oil can be a difficult decision. How do you know which one to cook with and when? Which one is healthier? It really depends on certain factors, such as what you are deciding to cook. For example, when you are cooking fried foods, vegetable oil is a better alternative to olive oil. However, vegetable oil has virtually no taste. So all of your flavor must come from the recipe itself. Olive oil has a wide variety of flavors to choose from, and can add a burst of flavors to your recipe. Good olive oil can make any dish an amazing meal. Another difference is how vegetable oil and olive oil is made. Vegetable oil is made from plants, such as nuts and seeds, while olive oil is made from olives. Each oil has a different smoke point due to their ingredients. The smoke point is the temperature in which the oil begins to smoke. Vegetable oil tends to have a much higher smoke point than olive oil, which means it is often used when cooking at higher temperatures. Olive oil has a lower smoke point, therefore it is better to use when cooking at lower temperatures. If you have a very strong burner where you often have to cook on low, olive oil would be a better alternative to vegetable oil. 

 


Can olives be grown in cold climates? 

Olive oil trees often need a-lot of light to grow properly, however some people grow olives where winter temperatures are colder. If olive trees are grown in these areas, extreme measures must be taken to protect their trees from the lower temperatures. It is much easier to grow olive trees in hotter climates. Individuals who attempt to grow olives in pots and brought indoors in winter often are not successful. Potted trees usually need to be up-potted once a year or treated as a very large bonsai tree. 

How many olives can one tree produce?

 

Arbequina Fruit (semi-dwarf), a type of olive tree, which produces highly aromatic and dark brown olives, can usually bear 30-40 pounds of fruit per year. Larger trees, such as 'Mission,' often can bear up to 100 pounds of olives per season, and the largest, 'Chemlali,' can produce a whopping ton of olives in one year!

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil? 


Extra virgin olive oil is different than regular oil. Refined oils have no taste or color, or bitterness. Refined oils also lack antioxiants and anti-inflammatory that extra-virgin oils have. Extra-virgin olive oil is considered un-refined, and one of the highest quality olive oils you can buy. There are even specific standards an olive oil has to meet to be labeled, "extra-virgin." Due to the way the oil is made, the taste stays pure and has low levels of oleic acid. It contains natural vitamins and minerals that can be found in the olives. 

What are some health benefits of olive oil? 


There are a ton of health benefits to using olive oil for cooking and eating. There is an extensive library of research by the United States National Institutes of Health on olive oil and health benefits. The polyphenol content contained in olive oil out-preforms other plants. There are many anti-inflammatory agents in olive oils as well, which can aid in lowering cancer and heart disease.   

Why are some olives black and others green?

All olives are green when they are young, and then when they ripen they turn black. 

What is the best method to contact you?

The best method to contact Butte View Olive Company is by calling us directly at our number 530-534-8320. You won’t find a more sensibly down to earth farm producing more flavorful olive oil anywhere! Here at Butte View Olive Co, our olive oils are high-quality with a uniquely flavorful taste. All our trees are tenderly cared for by our own hands, resulting in quality olives and oils because we love what we do. When you give us a call, you will be connected to our owner, so you can expect attention to your inquiry in a timely manner.So don’t wait. Call now!