Alta Cresta Olive Orchard
The owners of Alta Cresta Olive Orchard are Susan O'Reilly and Ron Sanders. The couple discovered the 10 acre property during an impromptu visit to the area in 2002. They wanted a place that was rural --but still easy access to a city. The property and Paso Robles fit the bill.
There was nothing on the property when they acquired it. One of the objectives of the project was to develop a commercial agricultural operation. Since the site has a classic Mediterranean-type climate, and the terroir was a perfect match for Italian varietal olives grown for olive oil, they chose to grow olives for Extra Virgin Olive Oil production.
Susan and Ron opened the Olive Cottage Bed and Breakfast to guest in 2007. The Olive Cottage has every amenity one could ask for: a complete kitchen, serene and spacious bedroom, living/dining room and full bath. The private veranda overlooks a valley of vineyards and rolling fields of grain. Guests can prepare a dinner in the fully equipped kitchen or choose to go out to one of the outstanding local restaurants after a busy day exploring Paso Robles Wine Country. In 2006, the couple had the olive orchard planted with their first commercial harvest in November 2008 and opened the on-site tasting room in December of that year.
Alta Cresta Olive Orchard is truly artisanal operation. Susan and Ron oversee or perform all duties to make the award winning extra virgin olive oil from the maintenance of the orchard to the final sale of the oil to their customers. The result is premium award winning extra virgin olive oils on which you can depend.