INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – With a climate that rivals the Mediterranean, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reservation in northern California is near the famed lush countryside wineries in the Napa Valley. But tribal leaders have turned to a different kind of agriculture for their latest ventures. The tribe has cultivated a thriving enterprise, Séka Hills Olive Mill & Tasting Room, by growing olives and making award-winning extra virgin olive oil in an impressive 14,000-square-foot mill facility. It’s a growing business for the tribe, which already operates the busy Cache Creek Casino Resort and Yocha Dehe Golf Club down the road from the mill, with scenic views of the hills and groves.
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