About Us

“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.”


Well, in this case, where the nuts are.

For decades, our family has grown organic walnuts in the heart of Paso Robles, California wine country with an eye for quality, responsibility and taste. As small growers, we did what most everyone else does – sold our dry farmed walnuts to a wholesale broker where year after year they were shuffled in with nuts from farms that did not share our same standards. We thought it was a shame that it would take a stroke of luck for shoppers to find our sweet, buttery California walnuts among the bitter, bland walnuts that have become the supermarket norm.

…producing extraordinarily delicious walnuts for more than 40 years.”

In 2009, in what was either a stroke of madness or genius, we decided to “go out on a limb” and found our own walnut company, Limerock Orchards – a place for the kind of organic walnuts that we wished the whole world could taste.

Since then, the transformation of farmers to specialty food purveyors has proven to be a much more demanding project than we ever imagined. Each year is full of learning experiences (both easy and hard), but we are proud of our flagship roasted walnut oil and love our loyal customers. With their encouragement, we are now branching out into products like creamy walnut butter, salad dressing packs and flavored walnuts.

Unlike other nut companies, we prefer to stick to what we know best. Our philosophy is very simple – grow and create delicious food that people enjoy and trust. Thanks for visiting us!


The Gonzales Family