Since the success of our first commercial harvest of Our Olive Oil which
is now sold out, we have been working hard to follow up with an even better
oil. However we have now sold out all our current stock of olive oil and
can only hope for a good harvest in October/November this year.
keep your fingers crossed for clement weather to help us grow the quality
of the olives we need to make our exceptional Extra Virgin olive oil.
Our Olive Oil is cultivated from olives grown in our own groves, then
collected and sold by ourselves. Only the processing and bottling are
managed by a professional co-operative. This ensures that you can be confident
that you are buying from a single source supplier whose sole aim is to
provide the best quality product on the market.
This year's harvest has produced an extremely high quality Extra Virgin
olive oil. With an very low acidity of 0.3%, which is well below the upper
limit (0.8%) for Extra Virgin olive oil. All the olives were hand collected
onto nets, ensuring they were pressed whilst in prime condition. The fresh
green flavour with light peppery finish, derives from the three varieties
of tree grow in our land, Morut (Moruda), Sevillianca and Farga and early
harvesting of their olives.
With an average of 5,000/10,000 kilos of olives collected each autumn
and a rendition of 10%, we produce between 500-1,000 litres of oil per
We are bringing
some more olive trees into production this year and next year, so we hope
that in the future we will be able to produce up to 2,000 litres per year
whilst maintaining the same quality.
Our olive groves were a derelict wilderness when we purchased the land
and no pesticides or herbicides have been used on them for well over 15
years. The trees are fertilised using pig manure from local farms. There
are a number of beehives kept on the finca and the bees are constant sight
and sound as they pollinate our trees and flowers. We do not plough the
gound between the trees until after the end of the spring flowering, to
ensure the bees can collect all the pollen they need.
At the moment,
we have not applied for official organic status as our cooperative would
also need certification. However we can assure you that the olives produced
have only been touched by the rain, wind, bees and our own hands.
& Penelope Hale
Our Olive Oil
ouroliveoil (@) gmail.com