Seka Hills, Yolo County’s premier olive oil tasting room, will host the annual Olive Crush Festival this Saturday November 7th. Enjoy a fun afternoon at the Mill and Tasting Room celebrating all things Olive! The afternoon will feature olive oil, hone and wine tastings, mill tours, live music, local vendors and wood fired pizza. The celebration kicks off at 11am at the Seka Hill’s Tasting Room located at 19326 County Road 78, in Brooks. For more info on the event visit their website or give them a call at 530.796.2810
The Tasting Room
The Séka Hills Tasting Room offers unique opportunities to experience their olive oil, wine and other Capay Valley products. The Tasting Room features regional goods, gifts and specialty foods to eat on the patio or enjoy at home. While you are there pair your wine with fresh seasonal salads, artisan sandwiches or wood board platters featuring artisan cheeses, salamis, dried fruits, nuts and crackers. To view their tasting room menu visit their website here.
The Olive Mill
The Séka Hills Olive Mill is located in the heart of the Capay Valley, a prime olive-growing region. The 14,000 square foot facility is full service – from the cleaning and milling of just-picked olives to storage and bottling of wonderfully fresh oil. The state-of-the-art equipment is designed and manufactured by Alfa Laval in Florence, Italy and is among the first of its kind in the United States. With a 3.5 ton per hour processing capacity, the Séka Hills mill is precisely scaled to suit the needs of local Yolo County olive growers.
Seka Hills Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey and Wine
Yolo County is home to many delicious locally grown and produced olive oils…one local favorite is the Seka Hills brand. Nestled between the Napa and Sacramento Valleys, the Capay Valley is a tranquil agricultural region with a climate similar to the Mediterranean. Mild winters, long hot summers and undulating well-drained soils provide the ideal environment for cultivating the most fragrant olive groves.
Making the most of their prime location, they harvest 82 acres of super high density Arbequina olive trees. Séka Hills estate grown olives are harvested with care at the peak of ripeness. And each year we work with nearby olive growers to produce limited quantities of other varietal extra virgin olive oils. Delivered immediately after picking to our Séka Hills Olive Mill, our clean, fresh fruit produces the highest quality extra virgin olive oil.
To complement the extra virgin olive oil, Seka Hills offer a line of fruit-blended balsamic vinegar’s. Balsamic vinegar, imported from Modena, Italy, is infused with pure fruit concentrates. Pair them with their handcrafted olive oil, or drizzle them over grilled meats and vegetables, or sweet desserts and cheeses. Currently they produce elderberry, fig and pomegranate balsamic vinegar’s and are available for tasting in their Capay Valley tasting room or online on their website.
Séka Hills Wildflower Honey draws its distinctive taste from the rolling hills and fields of Northern California’s Capay Valley. Its richness and depth come from the extensive variety of wildflowers such as redbud, rose clover and ceanothus found on 9,000 acres of tribal land, where thousands of hives are strategically distributed. They partner with renowned beekeeper John Foster to collect and bottle the honey. The dark amber honey is boldly flavored and aromatic. It adds depth to hearty baked goods, such as whole-grain breads. Paired with full-bodied cheeses as well as fresh cheeses and yogurt, this honey provides layers of flavors reminiscent of molasses and brown sugar caramel.
Séka Hills wine starts with grapes perfectly suited to the climate and soils of the fertile Capay Valley – grapes that love long hot summer days and nights often cooled by California’s Delta breezes. They grow seven varietals in their vineyards and carefully blend their wines for a natural balance of freshness, richness and depth. At Séka Hills, the goal is to produce estate-grown wines that express the unique qualities of the agriculturally rich Capay Valley.