LOCATION

Camino San Felices, s/n

37248 AHIGAL DE LOS ACEITEROS – SALAMANCA

At the ‘Arribes del Duero’ area, 105 km west of Salamanca.

The road (GR-14) is paved up to the mill.

DESCRIPTION

This young company, founded in 2010, is committed to share the ancient olive oil growing traditions and values with their visitors. It is not by chance that the village has earned the epithet “de los Aceiteros” (oil producers).

Loli, the alma mater of the firm, instills her passion for the olive oil culture and the rural world in all visitors. The business may be young but it has already achieved a broad brand-name recognition: their extra virgin olive oils have obtained the gold and silver medals in the CINVE International awards.

Their product comes from small plots, traditionally grown for family consumption. 30% of the production is organic.

 

Choose your experience:

VISIT TO THE ORGANIC OIL MILL

A factory tour in which all stages of th olive oil processing are explained.

An audiovisual projection (a series of 10 second videos) informs about the olive varieties, the organic oil requirements, the ways of harvesting and processing olives.

The tasting of their extra virgin olive oils is followed by a tasting of cheese preserved in oil.

DURATION

1 hour 30 minutes.

PRICE PER PERSON

8 €

 

OLIVE HARVESTING AT THE GROVE

A visit to the olive groves owned by the company, surrounded by traditional stone walls. Along with the old olive trees, you will notice other smaller, recently planted, which perpetuate the olive growing tradition.

Firstly, you will learn everything about the the olive organic culture and varieties.

Visitors are fully involved in harvesting, using the traditional hand-pole beating system, with rods and blankets.

Once olives have been picked, the whole oil processing is explained at the mill.

Visit available during the harvest campaign (October-November).

DURATION

1 hour 30 minutes.

PRICE PER PERSON

4 €

 

ARTISAN CHEESE-MAKING WORKSHOP

Would you like to make your own cheese?

In this sheep farm the whole cheese manufacturing process is explained. Visitors can observe the milking operation too.

The explanation is followed by a cheese-making workshop, where everyone can take their own cheese away.

A very interesting activity for families and schools.

DURATION

1 hour 30 minutes.

PRICE PER PERSON

4 €

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The autoctonous olive variety of this area, ‘zorzal de Arribes’ provides unmistakable aromas and nuances, unknown even to many passionates of olive oil. It accounts for 30% of the mill production, along with ‘manzanilla cacereña’ (50%), ‘picual’, ‘cornicabra’, ‘gordal’ …
  • Because of its early harvest, just when the fruit turns from green to black, the oil is full of aromas and flavors of freshly cut grass, tomato, green fruit.
  • The mill is located beside a historic alternative route of Saint James’s path.

Times

Everyday.

Minimum group size

Individuals allowed.

Advance Notice

24 hours.

Accessibility

The visit to the mil is fully accessible.

Visitor Parking

There are enough places outside the mill. Buses arrive to the door of the mill.

Suggestions

You are offered a small bottle (250 ml) of olive oil and a free visit to the ‘Arribes del Duero’ Natural Park Visitor Centre, at the nearby village of Sobradillo.

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