Ancient culture by the Mediterranean Sea
Olive oil reflects the development of our civilisation; history, culture and agriculture combined in a unique product that speaks of the people that settled in the Mediterranean.
The Greeks and Phoenicians started the tradition of cultivating olive trees, but it wasn't until 206 BC. with the Roman occupation that the tradition settled.
During this occupation, olive tree cultivation was intensified around the path of the well-known Via Augusta, a route that passes through the Sant Jordi area.
This is one of the reasons why we find the highest concentration of ancient olive trees in the world in the Bajo Maestrazgo area.
The oldest specimens have trunks with diameters greater than 10 meters and crowns with a surface area of more than 30 meters.
Thanks to the local population, it has been possible to preserve these trees, which in many cases date from Roman times.
The tradition in this area has passed from father to son for generations, and that is how both the olive trees and the artisanal olive oil production processes have managed to survive to this day.
The methods that we currently use are a tribute to this millenary history and territory, preserving the highest quality, without losing its artisan soul.
The first extraction methods used are dated to 5,000 BC.
The original process consists of using stone mortars, where the olives are turned into paste, and later they are stored in containers made of intertwined olive branches and stone presses.