The Olive Tree is the symbol of the Mediterranean agricultural culture, an icon of the Alentejo landscape and has been for centuries.
Considered by the Arabs of superior value in comparison with other trees, this Olea Europea produces the olive, a fruit that provides the best and richest oil, the main element of the dishes of the renowned Mediterranean gastronomy.
Our olive-grove has existed for several years, already being planted when Portugal Rural acquired the property.
About 10 years ago more area was planted and, today, we count with 250 ha composed of seven varieties of olive:
Santa Catarina, Ascolana, Cobrançosa, Frantoio, Arbequina, Galega and Picual.
The one that presents more area is Arbequina, with 57 ha, distributed between the Herdade dos Gregos and the Herdade da Espinheira.
The olive-grove is characterized as being intensive.
Over the course of a year, our collaborators and technicians do a work of excellence, certifying that the quality, harvest after harvest, is perfected.
The Alqueva dam and the olive-grove of Portugal are the perfect marriage.