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Split Rock Springs Ranch
Split Rock Springs Ranch in the Pine Mountain Appellation
  • Area: 180 Acres
  • Planted to Olives: 10 Acres
  • Elevation: 1,200 - 1,400
  • Varieties: Italian varietals Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Maurino, Taggiasca, Moraiolo, and Coratina and one Spanish varietal, Arbequina.
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  • Property: Split Rock Springs Ranch
  • Owners: Glen Lajeski
    and Gerry Etcheverry

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High-Elevation Paradise for Olive Groves and Horticultural Diversity

The olive grove at Split Rock Springs RanchSplit Rock Springs Ranch is comprised of 160 acres in the Mayacamas Mountain Range overlooking the Russian River and the Alexander Valley vineyards.

In recent years the region has become well known for its exceptional Olive Oil production. We are quite proud to be a part of this wonderful movement.

The Olive Orchard

In 2005 we began construction and development of the Split Rock Springs Ranch bungalows, gardens and olive groves.

Our first Groves were planted in 2007 with the clearing of ten of our 160 acres. We started out with 1,200 trees and have continued to expand over the years to about 1,500 trees.

We grow primarily Italian varietals (Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Maurino, Taggiasca, Moraiolo, Coratina) with the addition of one Spanish varietal (Arbequina) for an added zip of spice!

Certified Organic farming on Pine Mountain-Cloverdale PeakOur olives are produced exclusively for oil production. Utilizing only organic farming practices we have been certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers organization (CCOF).

The spring-fed pond at Split Rock Springs Ranch
Our olives grow at elevation 1,200-1,400' Springs and creeks are a natural feature in the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA

The Gardens and Sweetwater Bungalows

Our summer camp of Sweetwater Bungalows provide seasonal housing, keeping us in close touch with Mother Nature. A year round spring gushing 80,000 gallons of pure spring water daily serves two koi ponds while a brook meanders through the tent complex. All is surrounded by lush gardens of drought tolerant and California native plantings.

Split Rock Springs Ranch is a horticultural treat. Several acres are devoted to varieties of Agaves interspersed amongst Italian Cypresses, while the Bungalow complex features gardens of Rosemary, various sage varieties, santolina, euphorbia, lavender, bearded iris, erigeron (Mexican Daisy), several varieties of grasses and much more. The garden is not only a visual delight, but it is one to serve all five senses.

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