In a sunny village of Southern Spain called Castro del Rio, known as an agricultural paradise, is where our family business is located since 1700. Since then we have been growing high-quality olives and producing the finest olive oil due to the fact that our olive trees are planted on calcium-rich clay soils, which provide the fruit with a distinctive flavour and aroma.
Originally the process of milling was made using animal traction and a traditional millstone that worked by a beam and a stove that was installed in 1890 when animal traction was then replaced by the use of a screw press.
In 1932 hydraulic presses were installed with the aim of improving the production technique and to enhance the quality of our olive oil extraction, which has always been our main target. Following this premise, we installed decanting wells to separate the oil from the water and the so-called thermo-filters in order to extract the oil from our olives in a natural way.
In 1975 we installed new extraction systems that have been working ever since, although our machinery has been continually modified and updated, as usually in order to improve our technique, but always preserving traditional method.
The Single Variety olive oil that we produce is obtained from millennial olive tree varieties such as PICUDO, PICUAL, ARBEQUINO and KORONEIKI, which are considered to be among the list of the highest-quality cultivars in the country.
The collection of olives is done once the fruits are optimally ripe, so that they are grinded at that very moment in order to avoid any kind of fermentation or unfavourable processes. The oil is then extracted through cold centrifugation so that our olive oil preserves its original properties and its natural aroma.
Furthermore, all the materials that we use throughout the process of olive oil production are made of stainless steel in order to avoid contamination carried out by heavy metals.
Once the olive oil has been finally elaborated, it is preserved in underground olive oil presses and containers so that the produce is protected from the light and further elements, which may cause damaging in the product.
As a result, the olive oil that we obtain is considered to be one of the finest that are available on the market.
The key to our success might be the passion that we put in our work, following traditional methods of olive oil production but combining them with new technologies in order to enhance our production, so that our customers can enjoy the distinctive flavour of our olive oil, as well as its great deal of benefits for the human health.
Hence this so nutrient-rich liquid is so exclusive that we consider it as Green Gold.