Since 1780, the Castillo de Canena estate has been producing exceptional oils in the Guadalquivir Valley of Andalucia in the south of Spain. This exceptional smoked oil is produced by slowly infusing the high quality Castillo Arbequina oil with naturally-produced, cold smoke from a mix of oak, beech and birch wood, which impart their unique characteristics into the oil. Undertones of caramel, vanilla and toffee can be detected in the final oil. This unique oil is divine on its own, or pair it with your favorite recipes to create more complexly flavored dishes. Named ‘Best Oil of 2015’ with a SOFI Gold trophy.
Castillo de Canena, a family owned business, takes its name from the family castle nestled in the hills of the township of Canena, in Spain’s Jaen province in the region of Andalusia, the largest olive producing region in the world. The company’s olive producing history dates back to 1780.
At Castillo de Canena, the tree’s natural life cycle is nurtured, combining traditional wisdom with cutting-edge technology and scrupulous respect for the environment. The groves are Integrated Production certified, a sustainable farming system using natural resources and regulating mechanisms to replace polluting inputs, improve soil fertility and diversify the environment.
Watch this beautiful video on Castillos de Canena’s historic farm and production:
Nine precision agricultural weather stations control variations in the diameter of the tree trunks, the climatological conditions, the soil and humidity in the area with a view to optimizing water resources available for irrigation. The electric power needed to run the orchard is obtained by onsite solar energy plants and all prunings are used for biomass. In addition, Castillo de Canena is the first Integrated Producer of olive oil capable of monitoring its carbon footprint.
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