About Horse Rock Olive Oil
Horse Rock Ranch Olive Oil is a family affair with roots almost as deep in the Napa Valley as the 150 year-old olive trees themselves. For Celeste White, her husband Robert White, and their family, the production of Napa Valley olive oil is a labor of love.
Horse Rock Olive Oil comes from olive orchards overlooking Napa Valley’s famed Stag’s Leap wine district. The hillsides of Horse Rock Ranch produce some of finest olive oil in the valley. It is estate grown, made in small batches, and production is limited to 125 cases annually.
Located off the Silverado Trail, Horse Rock Ranch survived the 2017 Atlas Peak fire. While the fire severely damaged the family home and destroyed nearby vineyards, the olive trees and old rock barn that housed Celeste’s beloved horses miraculously survived. It is on that barn that someone, likely a worker during the past century, carved a horse figure in the stone. Thus, the name Horse Rock Ranch.
Celeste White, a lifelong equestrian, bought the ranch more than 30 years ago with her husband Dr.Robert White, wanting a place to ride her horses like she did as a child growing up in the Napa Valley.
Making top flight olive oil from the old Mission olive trees and newer Spanish Manzanillo trees planted by their family became her second passion.
Jonathan Quinn, Food and Beverage consultant/Owner, Double Palindrome llc.
Bright, fresh, and punchy. An excellent finishing oil for burrata and crostini or grilled summer vegetables.
Chef De Cuisine Timothy Wood, Grandview Restaurant, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO.
Good body with a mild mid-pallet and a sharp finish. Ideal for heirloom tomatoes and grilled bread in the summer or finishing your roasted root vegetables in the winter.
Jean-Charles Boisset, French Vintner, proprietor of the Boisset Collection, Napa Valley
The grand olive oil. Very good style and taste profile.