producer profiles

Pruneti: Quality Craftsmen in the Heart of Chianti

In a rural stretch of Tuscany, dominated by vineyards and olive trees, Gionni and Paolo Pruneti combine centuries of agricultural know-how with the latest milling technology to produce extra virgin olive oils on the land of their ancestors.

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.
Special Report

Making ‘Magic’ at Domaine de La Vallongue

Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.

Finding Balance Among the Olives

Life is slower on the farm for fashion entrepreneur Joaquim Moreira, who produces the award-winning olive oil brand Acushla. "Fashion is an engaging sector. But now, I feel more passionate about olive oil."
Olive Oil Times Special

Italian Producers Explain What It Takes to Succeed in a Tough Campaign

Harvesting at the right time, proper stewardship of the land, attention to details, teamwork, perseverance, and passion were all listed by award-winning Italian producers as the reasons for their success.

At Brist, It’s All in the Family

In the last of our four-part video series on Istrian producers, Brist is a family business where every member has a role.
Special Report

In Slovenia, “The Tree Needs to Look Beautiful.”

"A vine is like a lover," Miha Jakovcic says. "If you neglect it, even a little, it won’t forgive you. An olive tree, however, is like a mother. You can always come back to her,"

Old Ways Endure at Award-Winning Farm in Slovenia

Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozen trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.