Grove 45 Olive Oil
Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a venture that started in 2009 when long time friends Nena Talcott and Bonnie Storm agreed to go into business together. Between them they had 45 years of farming experience and had both produced gold medal award winning extra virgin olive oils under different labels. Both had a desire to do something new and get back into the business, and after a discussion one afternoon, Grove 45 olive oil was born.
The groves are located on Bonnie’s ranch in a remote corner of the Napa Valley. The trees are all Italian Varieties that Bonnie imported from Italy in 1994. The business partners are involved in every aspect of the oil production from driving the tractor to selling and delivering Grove 45 EVOO.
They decided to name their new oil after the year they were born, 1945. In the year Nena and Bonnie began collecting Social Security and became eligible for Medicare, their new venture took shape.
Their oil is big, green, powerful and grassy, loaded with rich flavor and polyphenols. We devour it drizzled on freshly grilled steak, late summer heirloom tomatoes, or served in a bowl with a sprinkling of sea salt and an entire loaf of freshly baked bread.