Ole Christopher left Denmark in the early 1890s to build a new life for his family in the Santa Clara Valley. Fast forward to 1956, when Ole's grandson Don Christopher began his own farm in Gilroy, and began to explore a new crop: Garlic. Don ultimately founded the Gilroy Garlic Festival, putting Gilroy on the map as the world's garlic capital. And Ole's great grandson Bill now helms Christopher Ranch, and tends to their heirloom-designated seed stock varietal Monviso. Monviso is the only commercially-grown heirloom garlic in the United States, and is only grown by Christopher Ranch.