Italian producers cooperative oil mill since 1965
The Cooperative, established in 1965, has over 1,200 members who cultivate about 3,350 hectares of olive groves with over 260,000 olive trees in an agricultural and uncontaminated area. Olives, protected from pests through integrated pest management practices, are pressed in machines with a daily milling capacity of 345 tons.
Geographical location: territory of Canino and neighbouring municipalities of the province of Viterbo; volcanic soil at an altitude of 200/350 metres above sea level.
Cultivars of olive trees grown: Canino (prevalent), Pendolino, Leccino, Maurino, Frantoio.
Production potential: on average, 6,000 tons of olives are pressed annually at the oil mill, getting around 900,000 litres of olive oil which is then bottled. 5-litre cans, 1 – 0.75 – 0.5 – 0.25 – 0.1 litre bottles and 10ml single-dose sachets are available. Production process: olives, hand-picked from the tree, are carried every day to the oil mill where they are pressed within 24 hours and a typical and high-quality oil is then obtained through extraction by centrifugation at room temperature. The oil is then stored in stainless steel tanks at a constant controlled temperature and in absence of light and oxygen.