About Us


Dr. Stephen BrabeckA board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Brabeck has dedicated his life to improving the health and well-being of others. He has 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 is the natural extension of healthy living – The Quail and Olive.

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

We now are over five year old, and we moved to the beautiful, larger location. Lots of new things in the shop. If you’re in our neck of the woods, please stop in, or continue to browse our site. 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. The doctor has the medicine, and it tastes so good!