producer profiles

Making Olive Oil

Extreme Olive Growing in Valle d’Aosta and Piemonte

Growing olives in Valle d’Aosta, a mountainous region enclosed by the Alps, seemed unthinkable until a group of daring farmers decided to try.

In London, One-Stop Shop for Light Bulbs, Olive Oil

The modest door of an electrical supplies store leads you to a small haven for olive oil lovers.
Olive Oil World

A New Generation Leads Laconiko to Excellence

The Pierrakos family has lifted a farm in Greece from a workaday livelihood to an inspired enterprise that produces award-winning oils infused with their vision, passion and purpose

Award-Winning Producer Credits His Team of ‘Harvest Experts’

For two months a team of 150 people harvest the olives at Cortijo Virgen de los Milagros, like their parents and grandparents did. "The mill is only the extractor," says Luis Montabes. "Quality is born in the fields."

Italy’s Cooperatives: Strength in Numbers

Cooperatives of Italian olive growers reached the highest standards thanks to smootly-running incentive systems, while helping small scale proucers enter the market.

Marina Colonna’s Farm Is a Place Where History Meets Innovation

It's harvest time at Marina Colonna's farm in San Martino in Pensilis, Molise.
Special Report

California Olive Ranch: Defying Tradition

With a focus on technology, Gregg Kelley and his team seek to produce high-quality olive oil on a large scale.

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.