Quail and Olive

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A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Brabeck dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of others. He long advocated a healthy diet and active lifestyle as the best ways to live a long and quality-filled life. He recognized that the chemical makeup of olive oil included elements essential to preventing heart disease and other chronic illnesses. What followed was the natural extension of healthy living – The Quail and Olive. He has now passed his business to his daughter Annelise who shares his passion for food and health.

Located in Carmel Valley in Central California, our boutique offers the highest quality, California-sourced olive oils, vinegars and specialty oils for tasting and purchase. We also offer olive-related items including skin care products, kitchen accoutrements, cookbooks and more. Come discover “A California Olive Oil Experience.”

If you’re in our neck of the woods, please stop in. But always remember, we are what we eat, so we need to choose wisely what goes into our mouths. Choosing foods correctly not only can result in a great sensory experience, they can be medicinally good for you. And remember fondly Dr. Brabeck’s motto: Eat Well, Live Well, Be Healthy and Enjoy Life.



Shopping at The Quail and Olive you will discover unique, high quality products that enhance your personal cooking experience. Choose among the premium Extra Virgin California Oils and Vinegars, indulge your palate with gourmet preserves and spices, satisfy your body with olive oil based beauty products and discover the wonderful nature of the hand crafted olive wood kitchen necessities.


The Quail and Olive provides you with complementary tasting of California Extra Virgin Olive Oils and naturally fermented vinegars. These carefully chosen products are not only going to surprise you with a great sensory experience, they are also medicinally good for you. All you need to do is fill up your cup, swirl, smell, slurp and swallow. It is all in our taste buds.

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Discover the fascinating world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Connect with us for a tasting experience or schedule an organized tasting seminar with Dr. Brabeck. There is not only plenty to learn about the tasting and health benefits of olive oil consumption, but understand how to recognize a true Extra Virgin Olive Oil, not get fooled by marketing jargon, and how to properly store and use your premium product.


14 Del Fino Place
Carmel Valley, CA  93924
ph 831.659.4288


Open seven days a week  11am – 5pm