When we start pruning in spring the trees are very full, we cut all of the branches from the top of the trees to promote growth of the olives on the lower branches which are easier to harvest and to keep the trees at a manageable height. We also thin all of the lower branches, the saying is that the swallows should be able to fly between the branches freely.
If you're lucky enough some friends will come to help you harvest. It's hard work so they might only come once or decide to sit down on the job!
The olives are taken to the local press to be weighed and cold pressed. The fresh olive oil is green and cloudy and quite a delicacy here in Umbria but after a couple of months the oil clears to a beautiful green/yellow depending on the olives.
After months of loving care the oil is finally bottled and ready for sale. We only bottle a few at a time so the oil stays fresher in the steel containers.
We are a small producer so quantities are limited to around 100 litres per year, when you buy from us you can be guaranteed that all of the olives are grown on our own property where we do not use any chemicals.
Stylish, comfortable and affordable, the apartment is perfect for a short stay in Umbria.
Delicious peppery extra virgin olive oil, handmade soaps, creams and balms.