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Graber Olive House
On the great, colorful ranches of Early California, olive trees flourished in the favorable climate and soil, and were enthusiastically planted. Tables of the early ranchos were set with plenty of fruits and wine, and always, olives whose nut-like flavor and healthfulness were highly esteemed.
Founded in Southern California's Ontario in 1894, C.C. Graber Co. allowed olives to mature on the trees. The olives were then carefully hand picked and cured. The natural full flavor and succulence of the olives was preserved and a rare delicacy was created.
The same careful process is practiced today. Graber Olives are fully tree-ripened to a cherry-red color and carefully hand picked. After the curing process, the olives are varying shades of Italian Renaissance greenish brown. Described as a mellow taste of surprising complexity, Graber Olives have a delicate rich flavor and succulent texture enjoyed by generations of families throughout the world.
The historic Graber Olive House is nearby Ontario's Civic Center and just minutes from LA-Ontario International Airport (ONT). Still family-owned and operated, the Graber Olive House is a popular year-round tourist stop with a unique blend of old and new. At peak production, the cannery pulsates with the vibrancy of any modern factory. Yet, only yards away, turn-of-century structures built by the founder still stand strong – perhaps in tribute to the heritage of Ontario's oldest existing business.
Home of world famous Graber tree-ripened olives, Graber Olive House welcomes visitors daily to discover a bit of Early California and to view the long and careful tradition of grading, curing, canning and packaging. Throughout the year, tours are available upon request; group tours are by appointment. In the fall, visitors may view the many activities centering on the annual olive harvest.
The estate includes a serene and quiet picnic area as well as Casa del Olivo and La Casita specialty shops where Graber Olives, other fine foods and food gifts in handsome boxes and baskets may be purchased along with a wonderful selection of food accessories and unique gifts.
Ontario's Graber Olive House provides a most satisfying visit and visitors are always offered a sample of fine Graber olives upon arrival.