The ruins of the
old Olivina Winery are found within
the boundaries of Sycamore Grove Park,
next to the Winery Loop Trail between
an active vineyard and an olive orchard.
The historic buildings—or what is left of the partially collapsed
over hundred years old. The unsafe area is fenced off.
You may see roasting owls, prowling bobcats
or other animals behind the broken walls and among the rubble.
The interpretive panels between the winery and distillery display
historic pictures of the Olivina estate.
They also inform us that from the late 1880s until 1904, Olivina was the
largest wine producer in the region.
Additionally, brandies and olive oil were produced here.
The estate name, Olivina, is a portmanteau, blending the words
olive and vine and appending the vowel
a such that the name easily rolls off the tongue.
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