We have an olive grove, and we love it. It had been abandoned for many years, and it has been fun, but hard work restoring it. There is still lots to be done to return it to it’s original state, but each year a few more trees are brought back into production.
We are very careful how we farm, never using herbicides, only using an organic insecticide when necessary. Organic fertilizer is used, and the grass and herbs are controlled by mowing. Wildlife in all shapes and form is an extremely important and enjoyable part of our finca.
We are extremely proud of the oil we produce. The olives are picked annually in November and December. Where we farm, there are three particular varieties of olives grown, Fuella de Salsa, Regis , Farga and Arbequina. To further distinguish our oil, we take our olives to a restored antique traditional mill, that stone crushes the olives and then presses the resultant paste between mats. This produces a cloudy unfiltered oil that slowly changes in personality throughout the year.