Aceites Alguijuela is a small family agricultural business that has a long-established tradition of olive production, as our 'Verdial de Badajoz' variety of olive trees demonstrates.
We are located in Torremayor, within the fertile lands of the 'Vegas Bajas del Guadiana' in the region of Mérida, which has an age-old tradition of olive cultivation since the creation of the Roman capital 'Emérita Augusta'. Proof of this is "the presence of an olive press from the second and third centuries A.D. in the town of Torre-Águila, which is around 25 Km from the Lusitanian capital, near the 'Iter ab Emeritam Olisipone' (the Roman road between Mérida and Lisbon), which supplied the precious golden liquid to the capital and surrounding areas" (1).
From our ancestors' tradition, we have learnt to admire and love nature. We understand how important it is not to rush production processes and, above all, have developed the strength to endure times of scarcity, just like the olive trees we grow.
Based on these values, in 2012 we started to modernise our cultivation processes by finding the best terrain for our new plantations of Arbequina and Arbosana olives, using advanced fertigation systems and by employing integrated production techniques throughout our olive groves. (2)
At Aceites Alguijuela we are aware that in order to obtain a premium oil of the highest quality, factors such as climate, soil and olive variety are just as important as having a well designed and suitably sized extraction plant. That's why we seek advice from the olive oil industry's best engineers and use the most advanced technologies from the Italian brand Pieralisi.
Alguijuela aims to obtain the best quality extra virgin olive oil. The oil we offer you is the oil we give our children to help them thrive and grow.