Dewey Lucero and family represent the fourth generation of Lucero olive farmers, producers, tasters, and blenders. It’s safe to say that they have olive oil running in their blood! At over a century old, The Lucero Family’s groves in Corning, California are some of the oldest in the country.
Their ancient olive trees, as well as the fox family living among them, were the inspiration behind the name of Wild Groves, as well as the logo. If you’d like to read more about the fox’s story, see below.
Wild Groves is dedicated to providing fresh California-grown extra virgin olive oil that is certified to be 100% authentic, the most important certification an olive oil can have by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC). It’s their mission to not only provide an authentic, certified, fresh extra virgin olive oil from California, but to also educate the marketplace in the process.
For over 15 years now Dewey has been in the California olive oil industry, and he’s tasted thousands of oils. In doing so, he’s become the most awarded olive oil taster in the U.S.A., winning over three hundred and fifty top awards, including five “Best of Shows” at the yearly California Olive Oil Council(COOC) Annual Membership Meeting (the largest olive oil competition in CA) and Best of Show at the California State Fair. Having spent literally thousands of hours developing this skill (and let’s face it, obsession), Dewey feels confident in saying that Wild Groves olive oil is among the best in quality and taste world-wide. He personally tastes and blends every olive oil that leaves the Wild Groves facility, and that’s something he’s very proud of.
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