LOCATION

Calle Gómez, 4

37619 HERGUIJUELA DE LA SIERRA – SALAMANCA

In the Sierra de Francia area, 87 km south from Salamanca, 11 km from La Alberca (historic town) and 8 km to the limit with Extremadura (Las Hurdes).

The mill is located a few steps away from the church.

DESCRIPTION

SOLEAE was born as a business and brand in 2009. María and Jesús Angel, the owners, had the ability and determination to maintain the local olive growing tradition alive, preserving ancient olive groves and incorporating, at the same time, modern processing techniques and know-how in order to obtain a product able to meet the current market demand. So, their extra virgin olive oil has been recognised with several international awards. Namely, it is listed (91 points) at the FLOS OLEI guide, the Italian bible for professionals and passionates of olive oil.

Under the brand ‘SOLEAE’ they produce two single-variety oils, early harvested (in October) from autoctonous olives: ‘manzanilla cacereña’ and ‘ocal’, also known as ‘gordal castellana’) as well as a blend of both varieties. The SANUS brand identifies their range of extra virgin oils having been harvested later: it provides a distinctive aroma and flavour.

 

Choose your experience:

PREMIUM VISIT

INCLUDES

  • Guided visit of the traditional olive groves, growing on terraces built by hand for centuries. During the tour visitors get acquainted with the cycle of organic olive oil production and discover the differences between the local olive varieties, whilst enjoying a beautiful mountain scenery.
  • Visit of the small oil mil facilities, where the whole manufacturing process is explained, together with some curiosities about the olive oil. Audiovisual projection (4 minutes), explanation of display panels and tasting. Visitors are introduced to a professional tasting of extra virgin olive oils from different varieties.

DURATION

2 hours.

PRICE PER PERSON

€ 10

PRICE INCLUDES

A single dose sample of extra virgin olive oil.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE

2 people.

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

50 people.

 

SHORT VISIT

INCLUDES

Visit this small olive oil mil facilities, where the whole manufacturing process is explained, together with some curiosities about the olive oil. Audiovisual projection (4 minutes), explanation of display panels and tasting. Visitors are introduced to a professional tasting of extra virgin olive oils from different varieties.

DURATION

1 hour.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE

20 people.

If your group is smaller, you should pay the minimum fee: € 80. If this is your case, please contact us: rutas@rutasaparte.com

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

50 people.

PRICE PER PERSON

4 €

PRICE INCLUDES

A single dose sample of extra virgin olive oil.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The olive variety ‘mananilla cacereña’ is predominant in the Sierra de Francia area. It is known as the ‘Coco Chanel’ olive. Although it is commonly used as table olive because of its reduced oleic performance it may also produce exceptional quality oils, such as SOLEAE single-variety.

Times

Monday to Sunday, morning and afternoon. Precise time to be agreed with the mill.

Languages

English.

Advance Notice

72 hours.

Accessibility

Accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Visitor Parking

100 metres away from the mill, next to the church, there are enough public parking places for both cars and buses.

Suggestions

Herguijuela is very close to beautiful historic sites in the Sierra de Francia, such as Miranda del Castañar and La Alberca. You can also reach the top of Sierra de Francia mountain by car, or go down into the depth of Las Batuecas valley, the closest place to ‘another world’. The region of Las Hurdes, in Extremadura, is just some kilometres away: we fully recommend our clients not to miss this amazing ethnographic and natural heritage ‘reserve’.

SOLEAE is just 15 km from Bodega CAMBRICO (Villanueva del Conde), a truly unique wine tourism project, which focuses on organic production and local grape varieties. An ideal complement for your stay in the Sierra de Francia.

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Reportaje Aceite Soleae / Herguijuela de la Sierra / Salamanca
Maria Hern‡ndez y Jesœs çngel Blanco
fotograf’a: Enrique Carrascal
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