Farm & Ranch
Farm & Ranch
For thousands of years our ancestors tended the land in Capay Valley, protecting plant and animal species, and preserving environmental balance. Yocha Dehe owns one of the most diverse farming operations in Yolo County and is one of a few tribes with expanding agriculture in California. Of the 1,400 acres currently being farmed, 250 acres are certified organic. More than 1,200 acres of the Tribe’s land are in permanent conservation easements.
Our Tribe takes great pride in managing and cultivating more than sixteen different crops and using best practices for sustainable farming. Natural systems include use of beneficial insects, cover crops, mulching, drip systems and careful crop rotation cycles. In addition to the farming operation, the Tribe runs 500 head of cattle in Capay Valley, following a sustainable grazing program on the Tribe’s 10,000 acres of rangeland.
In 2011 we launched our Séka Hills brand of wine, olive oil, and honey. We are producing six varietal wines from our estate grown vines, and are cultivating 126 acres of olive trees to produce our line of premium certified extra virgin olive oil. We have completed construction on our community-focused olive mill, and are working with local growers to bottle premium quality Yolo County oils. Learn more.