Grown in a natural environment under unique circumstances, the fruit harvested in Sierra Nevada is a treat in itself. Turning exceptional olives into a deserving olive oil of the same quality requires experience and resources. At our facilities, we have at our disposal the knowledge and tools to produce the best olive juice. We blend innovation and the traditional oil making nous to make premium olive oils.
Looking after our environment and our unswerving quest for oil making perfection through research represent our two guiding working principles and our products already conform to organic and integrated production standards. Besides, our products conform to the Sierra Nevada Natural Park Brand regulations for local farming products.
There are four steps to making our delicious Quaryat oils, each one subject to stringent quality control systems. In just under two hours, the process is completed, thus avoiding the loss of any qualities during the different steps.
One advantage of working with fruit from our own estate is our ability to select the finest fruit from every variety. It all happens very near our facilities: the fruit is caught as it is felled and before it touches the ground. This guarantees a fresh and residue free raw material.
The selected fruit is then malaxed for 30 min to extract the very best juice. This step is crucial and any heat must be avoided to preserve the quality, taste, smell, texture and aroma of the oil.
Through a mechanical decanting process, the oil is then separated from any vegetable water and solids before being stored in stainless steel tanks. The air is at that point taken out to avoid oxidation and the tank kept in a state of the art cellar at a constant temperature and in ideal conditions.
Besides selecting the fruit, controlling the processes and storing the oil, the on-site laboratory at Quaryat certifies the successful completion of the cycle. We only bottle our oils when an order is placed so the final customer can enjoy oil as we do in a first day of harvest. The circle wouldn’t be complete without the adequate disposal of byproducts and waste. We turn these into biomass, fertilizers and electricity: a way of giving something back to nature.