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Certified, Fresh, 100% Authentic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Awarded "Best of California," Including Gourmet Food - Family Owned
Certified, Fresh, 100% Authentic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Awarded "Best of California," Including Gourmet Food - Family Owned
Certified, Fresh, 100% Authentic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Awarded "Best of California," Including Gourmet Food - Family Owned
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Wild Groves | CA Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Gourmet Food

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We are wild about extra virgin olive oil, I mean totally obsessed with premium olive oils in all their greatness. We believe authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to be a Super Food, a magical elixir, a way of life, an ingredient to living a healthier happier life allowing you to last longer and cook like the chef you aspire to be.

Visit our website to learn more & purchase our products: WILD GROVES

 

 

Hi, I’m Dewey Lucero, and I know olive oil!  

My family and I are the founders and owners of Wild Groves, located in the northern California town of Newcastle.

I represent the fourth generation of Lucero olive farmers, producers, tasters, and blenders. It’s safe to say that I have olive oil running in my blood! At over a century old, my family’s groves in Corning, California are some of the oldest in the country. Our ancient olive trees, as well as the fox family living among them, were the inspiration behind the name of our new brand, as well as the logo. If you’d like to read more about the fox’s story, see below or (click here).  

For over a decade I've been working in the olive oil industry, and I’ve tasted thousands of oils. In doing so, I’ve become the most awarded olive oil taster in the U.S., winning over three hundred top awards, including five “Best of Shows” at the yearly COOC Annual Membership Meeting (the largest olive oil competition in CA). Having spent literally thousands of hours developing this skill (and let’s face it, obsession), I feel confident in saying that Wild Groves olive oil is the best in quality and taste around. I know this because I taste and blend every olive oil that leaves our facility, and that’s something I’m very proud of.

“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). With recent findings of widespread fraudulent labeling of extra virgin olive oil (particularly with imports, see the 60 MINUTES Report and UC Davis Study), we believe it is our mission to not only provide an authentic, certified, fresh extra virgin olive oil from California, but to also educate the marketplace in the process. To read more about truth in labeling, and our certified olive oils, (click here to read my last blog post and interview with the COOC).  

We hope to be shipping you a bottle of Certified, California Grown, Extra Virgin Olive Oil very soon! As a side note, I’m always asked what my favorite EVOO is, and my family’s favorite is the Ascolano. We guarantee you’ll love it with it’s tropical rich flavors!

Visit our website to learn more & purchase our products: WILD GROVES

- Dewey & Family -

 

 We are asking you and the Kickstarter's community for help to allow us to ramp up to full production, complete purchases of our packaging and materials by taking advantage of volume discounts and also secure amazing olives for this year's harvest. We are so very thankful for the Kickstarter community and all your support of our aspirations and dreams to build "the best dang olive oil & gourmet food company in America!" 

 

Kitchen Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kitchen Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Robust Blend "Best Of California" Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Robust Blend "Best Of California" Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar "Our most popular balsamic!"
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar "Our most popular balsamic!"

 

Ascolano "Best Of Show" Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Ascolano "Best Of Show" Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Everything but the Kitchen Sink - Gift Box
Everything but the Kitchen Sink - Gift Box

 

A Premium Selection of Quality Gourmet Foods
A Premium Selection of Quality Gourmet Foods

 

Fox Box - Subscription | Club Box - Shipped 4X per Year
Fox Box - Subscription | Club Box - Shipped 4X per Year

 

OLIO NUOVO:
$16.99 / 500ML Bottle

Robust Blend EVOO (Best Of California Award):
$13.00 / 500ML Bottle - 50% off

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (our most popular balsamic): $12.00 / 500ML Bottle - 50% off

Lemon Balsamic Vinegar (one of our most popular flavored bv's): $12.00 / 500ML Bottle - 50% off

Garlic Olive Oil (one of our most popular flavored oils):
$12.00 / 500ML Bottle - 50% off

"Best of Show" - Gift Box (Ascolano EVOO & Robust Blend EVOO):
$30.00 / 2x500ML Box - 50% off
#1 oils in California! 

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil & Fig Balsamic Vinegar - Gift Box:
$24.00 / 2x500ML Box - 50% off

Kitchen Blend EVOO & Traditional Balsamic Vinegar - Gift box:
$20.00 / 2x500ML Box - 50% off

Ascolano EVOO & Traditional Balsamic Vinegar - Gift box: 
$29.00 / 2x500ML Box - 50% off

The release of the following new products at 50% off retail as add-ons:
$12 / 500ML bottle - 50% off

- Sex On The Beach White Balsamic Vinegar
- Juicy Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
- Apple Wood Mesquite Smoked Flavored Olive Oil

How do "ADD-ONS" work?

Just add the amount of each item you want (one or multiple) to your existing pledge amount, and when the campaign ends, we'll be sure to follow up with you to make sure you get all the product you pledged for!

EXAMPLE: You've already pledged $100 to this campaign, but you want a bottle of OLIO NUOVO.  Go to your pledge area, and increase your pledge by $16.99, making your total pledge $116.99.  Boom, you are done!  We'll email you to confirm your pledges at the end of the campaign! 

 $15,000

The release of the following new products at 50% off retail as add-ons:

- Sex On The Beach White Balsamic Vinegar
- Juicy Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
- Apple Wood Mesquite Smoked Flavored Olive Oil
- Garlic Flavored Olive Oil

$25,000

The release of the following new products at 50% off retail as add-ons:

- Premium PGI Certified Balsamic Vinegar
- Satsuma Mandarin Dark Balsamic Vinegar
- Chocolate Flavored Olive Oil
- Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar

$35,000

- All Supporters $100 and over get a free Wild Groves Trucker Hat

The release of the following new products at 50% off retail as add-ons:

- 1 Gallon Jug Kitchen Blend EVOO
- Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
- Robust Blend EVOO
- Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar
- 2x500ML Gift Box: Kitchen Blend EVOO & Traditional Balsamic Vinegar 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE: www.wildgroves.com

 

The Fox | Wild Groves
The Fox | Wild Groves

 The Story of the Fox

Over a decade ago, we first noticed its foot prints by the seasonal creek that runs through my family's 10-acre olive orchard in Corning, California. Since the creek attracts a lot of wildlife, we weren't sure of the tracks' origin until my mom, on one of her early morning walks, noticed a beautiful golden coat and puffy tail darting in between rows of olive trees.


Since that first sighting, the fox has remained elusive. My dad has seen the fox only at night, and on the rare occasion I have spotted it, the encounter has lasted no more than a second or two. My mom was right, its bright coat and deep red chest are strikingly elegant, and its enormous puffy tail gives the fox an aura of both grace and playfulness. The first time I saw the fox, I was mesmerized, and now look for it every time we are up there visiting.

Because it’s been so evasive, we have not been able to get a picture of the fox, mostly because when we do see it, we are too excited and charmed to snap away. Little does this fox and his family know, but they, and how to get a picture of them, are the talk of our dinner table in Corning nearly every time we visit. They have become a part of our family's story, and are very much a mystery of our land. Luceros have been growing olives on that land for three generations, but who knows, maybe this cunning, mysterious fox and its family have lived here for longer than my family has. If I ever get the chance to ask him, you’ll be the first to hear!

So that is why the fox is the logo of Wild Groves. We felt it represents a strong connection to our family’s history in Corning, and our olive orchard, where a lot of the Wild Groves extra virgin olive oil, including the award-winning Ascolano, is produced. In some ways the olive orchard is both mysterious and elegant, just like the fox. Many trees over 100 years old, our family olive grove is one of the oldest in the nation. Its history is intertwined with my family's. We hope you enjoy our products, and give a quick thought to what the fox might be up to today … because maybe today will be the day we get that photo.

Enjoy all our products just as we do, over darn near everything. Send us your comments, and hashtag us using #wildgroves in all your social media food posting. We want to hear how you use our family's products. Please feel free to contact us through email or by phone: fox@wildgroves.com | 844-813-1241 | We’d love to hear from you!

- Dewey & Family

A few photos from the Family Groves:

Century Old Olive Trees in Corning, CA
Century Old Olive Trees in Corning, CA

 

Inspecting the grove for the upcoming harvest!
Inspecting the grove for the upcoming harvest!

 

Sevillano Variety Olives on the Family Farm
Sevillano Variety Olives on the Family Farm

 

Harvesting our Award Winning Ascolano Variety Olives
Harvesting our Award Winning Ascolano Variety Olives

 

Me, helping with harvest when I was 6 yrs old
Me, helping with harvest when I was 6 yrs old

                   

Enter your "very short" WILD GROVES video (30 sec or less) to be entered to win one year FREE of our "Gourmet" Fox Box.  Contest ends December 31, 2016 at 12 midnight.  Your video must be in good fun, clean, and family friendly, using Wild Groves products or swag.  It can be funny or serious, your call :)  Please submit your videos to fox@wildgroves.com or text to 530-514-4006.  **You must be OK with your video appearing on our website and social media channels.**  GOOD LUCK, and HAVE FUN!

Thank You - Team Wild Groves!

 Visit our website to learn more & purchase our products: WILD GROVES
https://wildgroves.com

 

Risks and challenges

Because this is Dewey's 2nd gourmet food company, that he built from the ground up, we are confident in our ability to both produce the quality product you expect, and also ship it in a timely manner. We have already been shipping to wholesale customers all over the United States since May of this year. We also already have most of the inventory and infrastructure to deliver our products to our backers in place. Although we are a small start-up company, with roughly 4 dozen family members and friends a phone call away, we are confident we'll be able to get product in your hands!

The largest challenge we face is timely fulfillment. Since we already have the understanding and background of both production and shipping, we are confident that our experience will allow us to deliver, and on time. Because we hand-craft each of our primary products, we have full control over the production process, allowing us to maintain efficiencies and quickly make changes when needed. However, if we do get a much higher than expected number of backers, we will try our best to stick to our timeline and have plans to hire additional help if this challenge arises (don't forget, we also have access to those 4 dozen family members and friends!).

Our goal was set to allow us to ramp up to full production, complete purchases of our packaging and materials by taking advantage of volume discounts and also secure amazing olives for this year's harvest. We are so very thankful for the Kickstarter community and all your support of our aspirations and dreams to build "the best dang olive oil & gourmet food company in America!"

Thank You - Dewey & Family

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    Show your support!

    A heart-felt thank you from Dewey & The Family. A "100% Extra Virgin" sticker. You will also be added to the VIP list, which will receive special offers through email.

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    Give us a try!

    You'll recieve one sample bottle of our "everday" Kitchen Blend EVOO in a special 100ML glass bottle to try out in the kitchen!

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    OLIO NUOVO - 2016

    OLIO NUOVO means "New Oil" in Spanish, and is a celebration of the beginning of harvest season for olive oil. This oil is literally harvested, pressed, bottled and shipped to you in just a few days, making it the freshest and healthiest EVOO you can get! It's cloudy and golden in color, with strong olive flavors, balanced fruit and clean finish. We are excited to share this very special olive oil with you!

    A $34.99 value including shipping.

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    Try any Two!

    You'll receive two 250ML bottles of your choice for fun in the kitchen. You'll select your bottles at the end of the campaign, when it funds. You'll have a full selection of Wild Groves product to choose from!

    **A $37 value including shipping**

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    **Early Bird Special** - Ascolano

    You'll receive a hand-signed bottle of our BIGGEST AWARD WINNER this year: Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, grown in my parents grove in Corning, CA. It's amazing in flavor, with tropical & herbaceous notes and flavors of peach and apricot. Signed by grower Bobby Lucero.

    **Regular $43 including shipping**

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    Try any Four!

    You'll receive a choice of any four 250ML bottles at the end of the campaign when it funds.

    **A $65 value including shipping**

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    Everything But the Kitchen Sink Gift Box

    1 x 500ML Bottles - Kitchen Blend EVOO
    1 x 500ML Bottle - Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
    1 x Sweet Toasted Garlic Mustard
    1 x Artichoke Spread Tapenade
    1 x Spanish Rosemary Sea Salt

    **Regular $69 including shipping**

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    **Early Bird Special** - Deluxe Sampler

    *Only offered through our Kickstarter Campaign*

    5 x 250ML size bottles of your choice
    5 x Food item, your choice: Mustard / Tapenade / Salt / Stuffed Olive
    1 x 500ML size bottle your choice
    You'll choose your products at the end of the campaign, when it funds.

    **Regular $143 including shipping**

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    1 yr - The Foodie Adventurer - Fox Box

    You'll receive 1 year of our Fox Box "Foodie Adventurer' club. Shipping 4 x per year, first shipment in November, you only pay for 3, and the 4th is free! Box value = $54 per shipment. You can take them all at once, or opt to have them shipped quarterly.

    **A $216 value including shipping**

    Includes:

    1 x 250ML - EVOO, Flavored Oil, Balsamic
    1 x 250ML - EVOO, Flavored Oil, Balsamic
    1 x Food - Mustard, Tapenade, Stuffed Olive
    1 x Food - Mustard, Tapenade, Stuffed Olive
    1 x Salt or other

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    1 yr - The Gourmet Connoisseur - Fox Box

    You'll receive 1 year of our Fox Box 'Gourmet Connoisseur' club. Shipping 4 x per year, first shipment in November, you only pay for 3, and the 4th is FREE! Box value = $88 per shipment. You can take them all at once, or opt to have them shipped quarterly.

    **A $352 value including shipping**

    Includes:

    1 x 500ML - EVOO, Flavored Oil, Balsamic
    1 x 500ML - EVOO, Flavored Oil, Balsamic
    1 x 250ML - EVOO, Flavored Oil, Balsamic
    1 x Food - Mustard, Tapenade, Stuffed Olive
    1 x Food - Mustard, Tapenade, Stuffed Olive
    1 x Salt or other
    1 x Bonus Bottle of Olio Nuovo in November’s shipment

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    1 x Everything!

    You'll receive one of everything we currently carry. That's 30 bottled products (EVOO, Flavored Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar) in large format 500ML bottles and 15 food products. Plus a 500ML BONUS bottle of Olio Nuovo!

    Nearly a $900 value (that's pretty awesome!)

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    A Night to Remember - Dinner & Tasting

    You and 9 special guests (10 amazing people total) are invited to our warehouse in Newcastle for a special multi-course dinner and professional olive oil tasting, including pairings with local wines and gourmet food. Hosted by Dewey, Family and the Wild Groves Team. This will be a night, no less than spectacular, that you will remember and talk about with friends for years to come.

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    Grand Finale...We Come To You!

    We come to you! Treating you and 9 very special guests (10 amazing people total), at your home or designated location to a special multi course dinner and professional olive oil tasting, including pairings with wines and gourmet food, hosted by Dewey and the Wild Groves Team. This will be a night, no less than sensational, that you will remember and talk about with friends for years to come. (Must be in the Continental USA)

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