Address: 2150 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto CA 95354 / (209) 577-5067
About Us / Sciabica's Olive Oil History: The olive tree been under cultivation since 3000 B.C., but the best olive oil in modern times wasn't produced until 1936. That's the year my father Nicola Sciabica and I began cold pressing olive oil in California.Though I was born in Waterbury Connecticut, my father long desired the Mediterranean climate of Sicily and he was told that California was where he needed to be. Upon arrival in San Francisco he was met with a little disappointment, as it was summer time and he expected a bit warmer climate.Yet, in 1925, we took a short drive to Modesto (to pick up some watermelons to sell in San Francisco) and he fell in love. He said this is like home. He purchased a small grape vineyard in Modesto that year, and we began to grow grapes, not for wine but to sell them fresh for wine making.