Visitors of Graber Olive House in San Joaquin Valley are pleasantly surprised time and again by the homelike hospitality and historically authentic look of their olive production process. Today’s Californian growers still follow the tradition brought by the Franciscan missionaries from Spain who originally planted the first olive trees at Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769. Guests still enjoy the rich flavor and tender texture of the olives still being grown.
From October through December during the olives’ harvest times, the processes of grading, curing, and canning enliven Graber Olive House with buzz. There are also free guided tours throughout the facility all year round.
“This is a very pleasant place in a residential area, perfect for a leisurely day in Ontario,” wrote Mimi Naperville_IL, a reviewer of the facility on TripAdvisor.com. “We were welcomed so warmly by Desi, who made the visit an exceptional one! She took us on a tour, showed us the gift shops & explained the olive packing process, going out of her way to ensure we had a good time.”
Graber Olive House also features two gift shops that sell beautiful gifts, olives, olive oil, and delightful, nut products. Here is a list of their most popular products:
· A-4 almonds
· ADT-1 apricots and dates
· APR-1 apricots
· CB Cookbook
· CCBX California Classic Box
· CVWB Cucamonga Valley Wine Basket
· CVWBX Cucamonga Valley Wine Box
· D-2 California Jumbo Medjool Dates
· Go-2 Graber Olive Oil (two bottles)
· SAM-6 Graber Sampler
The olive industry is such a charming, local aspect to Californian history, and the Graber Olive House shows it best.
Ayres Suites Ontario Mills Mall and Ayres Inn & Suites Ontario Mills Mall are both about a twelve-minute drive to Graber Olive House.