Olive season is coming. Hidden Villa has a 1/2 acre olive grove and many other olive trees lining our road and around the property. The original trees were planted by missionaries in the 1880's and they were harvested and pressed for oil intermittently by the Duvenecks. The grove had gone largely untended and overgrown until about ten years ago when we topped the trees in a long term project to reclaim the orchard's productivity. Thanks to several recent years of diligent pruning the trees are once again producing substantial crops.