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The Olive Groves

The Olive Groves

Our olive groves are all situated in the municipality of Montecchio, a town long renowned for the excellent quality of its extra virgin olive oil. The favorable westward exposure, rocky terrain, and ventilated climate have always been the three factors that have made Montecchio an ideal location for this cultivation. A microclimate, combined with the perfect altitude of 500 meters above sea level, has made the environment particularly conducive to olive tree growth. Hence, the excellence of its extra virgin olive oils.


The old olive groves, approximately 60/80 years old, were planted by previous generations. These olive groves are characteristic of the territory, where the typical local varieties blend to create a landscape of intense green hills. Moraiolo, Frantoio, and Leccino are the excellent cultivars here. The planting density is approximately 5×5 meters, allowing for partial mechanized harvesting. For the steeper portions of the terrain and larger trees, harvesting is only possible manually. These are beautiful, well-structured plants, self-assured, which now define the landscape and make it unique in its nuances


Another significant portion of our olive groves consists of those of more recent origin. Specifically, our heart’s olive grove is the ‘Il Pero’ Olive Grove born in Casaccetta in 2012. Here, we pour all our desire to experiment, to move forward, and innovate to give a personal touch to our labels. So, we have created a beautiful, new, flourishing olive grove, with rows that are better suited for mechanized harvesting and various management operations. And the varieties chosen? Well, partly we stuck to the traditional with Moraiolo, then we wanted to dare a bit by planting Nocellara del Belice, and the third choice fell on Leccio del Corno. These are our three Monocultivar; an experience for those who want to deepen their knowledge of this wonderful product.