Producing olive oil since 1429
We are the sixteenth generation of a family that has been making oil since the fifteenth century with olives from our olive groves in Monteagudo, in the Ribera de Navarra.
More than 160 years ago our oil received national and international awards. At present we have renovated our olive groves and we reserve a small batch of our best olives to produce by hand an Extra Virgin Olive Oil with all the flavor of our land.
Sixteen generations of the family have succeeded one another over the course of six hundred years. Each one of them has been able to adapt to its time and, building on the respect for the family tradition, has used the most advanced techniques and scientific knowledge of each moment to modernize the farm, making it more efficient and obtaining the best possible oils.
Our olive groves are located in the Queiles Valley, in the municipality of Monteagudo, in the south of Navarra, at the intersection of Aragón, Castilla and La Rioja, a land bounded by the Moncayo with its 2314 meters of altitude, the Ebro River and its fertile Ribera and the Bardenas Reales, a semi-desert area.
We have more than 50 hectares of Arbequina and Arróniz varieties, distributed in eight farms located 400 meters above sea level with soils and climate that allow us to produce extra virgin olive oils of the highest quality and great personality.
Our olive groves are located on sandy loam soils, with neutral pH and rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. As the soil contains many of the nutrients needed by the olive trees, the need for fertilizers is reduced.
Built more than a thousand years ago, it dominates the Queiles Valley, a landscape between the Moncayo and the Ebro, dotted with olive groves, vineyards and cereal fields, the same products that the Romans cultivated in these lands 2,000 years ago.
Being a border fortress, located at the apex of Navarra, Aragon and Castilla, the castle of Monteagudo has suffered countless sieges and battles that have forced successive reconstructions, the last of them in the eighteenth century after the War of the Spanish Succession.
The old chronicles tell us of the resistance that the Arab garrison of the castle put up to Alfonso the Battler when in the second decade of the 12th century he carried out his victorious campaign on both banks of the Ebro: “very primitive and almost impregnable, it had to succumb to the reason of the strongest and most tenacious”.
It has also witnessed important historical events, such as the signing of the treaty of peace and mutual assistance between King Theobald II of Navarra and James I of Aragon.