The origins of our olive oil
Precious ingredient are the olives, which flourish in the coastal region of Maremma and are processed into the olive oil with a very unique character.
Crystal clear water along the coastline, small ridges of hills, from which the view spreads far and beyond the towns built on rock form the landscape of Maremma, the region in Italy that stretches from southern Tuscany to northern Lazio.
Maremma has preserved its rural habitat until today. One will not come across any motorway in this area. On contrary, one may encounter Butteros, the mounted shepherds of Maremma and the archetype of the classic "lonesome cowboy" riding their horses along the way. The native inhabitants of Maremma live mainly from agriculture, vineyards and olive groves, as well as from sheep and cattle farming.
We are overwhelmed that our olive trees flourish in this beautiful, still wild and yet unspoiled patch of the earth.
Olive harvest begins at the end of September/beginning of October. Each family member as well as the whole neighbourhood is involved and supports each other. People are awaiting the harvest period with excitement, but once it comes, they are all very busy.
A regular working day during the harvest usually starts with a cup of delicious espresso drunk in a local bar, where coworkers conduct lively discussions. We, as they call us „i Tedeschi“ (the Germans), are also highly welcome to join the morning talks.
It is common that evenings during that season are still mild, so after work people enjoy their company over a glass of a regional wine. Inhabitants are very proud of their local products such as olive oil, wine, vegetables grown in their gardens and honey.
Once the harvest time comes to an end, we take the olives to a local mill, where they are pressed into the oil. At this moment certain tension and positive anxiety may be observed, until it becomes clear, what aroma and what amount of oil was “produced” by the nature.
We have several filling sources across different growing areas in Maremma, Tuscany and Lazio. The olives itself come from our own olive trees as well as from our neighbours’. All oils come from controlled organic cultivation and they have gone through various certification processes in Italy, so their quality is proven. With all that we can assure you that our virgin olive oil is from a culinary point of view your best choice.