Bel Lavoro Orchards are steeped in the rich farming history of Santa Barbara dating back to the late 1800s. Canvasing our hills is a collection of the finest, organic, hand harvested olive trees, alongside a variety of complementary botanicals. This rich ecosystem improves not only the flavor and color of our oils but also the health of our trees and soils. Our largest and most historical orchard is that of the Manzanilla. A beloved Spanish varietal, with a full-bodied and robust flavor. A naturally long harvesting season makes for a very high yield for every tree. Our newest and most exciting orchard is that of our prized Chemlali. A native of the Mediterranean coastal regions, this variety of olive oil is rarely found in the United States. These trees thrive in our orchards due to the similarities between the Mediterranean and the micro-climates of Santa Barbara. The resulting oil has a milder and more fruity flavor profile than our Manzanilla oil making it a perfect compliment to any meal. Finally, we have our Arbequina. Another Spanish legacy, these adaptable and hardy trees produce a deep brown, highly aromatic olive, with a mild buttery flavor and hints of fruit. This little orchard acts as a cross-pollinator for our Manzanilla and Chemlalis when coupled with our Bel Lavoro bees, creates a healthy and serene environment for our orchards and oil to flourish.