Producer Profiles

Making Olive Oil

California Olive Ranch Pursues Regenerative Agriculture

COR is aiming to become one of the first large, permanent crop farmers to effectively pursue a regenerative agriculture approach, which entails slashing waste and reusing byproducts.

At Hacienda Guzman, Promoting Olive Culture by Celebrating its Diversity

Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his 'Olivotheque' is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.
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An Oasis of Award-Winning EVOO in Tabernas

Sergio Leone, the Italian filmmaker, chose the desert region of Tabernas as a film location for his Spaghetti Westerns. Few believed the area was right for olive oil production.

Award-Winning Producer Seeks Investors for Underground Mill

Tamia's Pietro Re conceived an ultramodern, multi-purpose and sustainable mill -- and he's looking for backers.
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The Unstoppable Journey of Yanni’s Olive Grove

How this resourceful Greek couple transformed their struggling olive tree business into an award-winning olive oil producer on the frontlines of cutting-edge research in the battle against Alzheimer's.

Monterosa Looks to the Future with Eye on the Past

Deep in the quiet sun-scorched hills surrounding the town of Montcarapacho, Monterosa’s philosophy has led it more than once to make the most of the unexpected.

From His Sandy Perch, Domenica Fiore’s Cesare Bianchini Aims Even Higher

We met the producer Cesare Bianchini to discover what is behind Domenica Fiore and we ended up in an olive grove that evokes an ancient shore, with sand and shells.

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.