Jaén is one of Andalucia’s forgotten treasures – stunning cathedral dwarfing the surroundings and the 16th century Palacio de Villardompardo.
The olive trees are planted at an average height of 600 meters above the sea and a wide temperature range between summer and winter, which allows a natural disinfection of the olive trees, keeping them safe from plagues and illness without the use of chemical products.
We visited Soler Romero’s olive groves, its mill, storage and bottling facilities in November 2015. We are impressed with its cleanliness and organic-minded farming and production.
It’s the Family Business
Soler Romero has been in the olive farming since 1850 and it has now into its sixth generations.
The family estate occupies over 600 hectares (1,500 acres), and the olive trees are organically grown. Soler Romero is one of the largest organic olive oil producers in Spain.
The mill is centrally located in the olive groves, allowing the newly harvested olives to be processed within 3 hours after harvesting (to limit oxidation and preserve maximum health benefits and flavour).
Notably, almost all of its olive trees are over 100 years old and were planted by the shepherds almost 200 years ago.
Having been practising sustainable farming for over 30 years, Soler Romero has obtained five organic certificates, European (Spain), the US, Japan, Korea and China.
It is worth mentioning that Soler Romero is the first Spanish olive oil producer to obtain the USDA Organic seal of USA in 2003 as well as the first to be organic certified by the Chinese organic standards in 2010.
100% Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Low acidity, around 0.15%, and high Polyphenols, in the range of 800-1,000 mg/kg, Soler Romero olive oils are the go-to products if you are looking for a healthy and tasty organic extra virgin olive oil.
FIRST DAY OF HARVEST: Produced from the best selected Picual olives on the first day of harvest to capture the very most authentic flavours of the olives, this organic extra virgin olive oil is very green & bitter with touches of fruits like green tomato, artichoke and green grass.
PICUAL: Produced from a blend of early harvest green Picual olives and mid-harvest Picual olives in the envero stage (not ripe but pink-purple olives), this remarkable organic extra virgin olive oil is very fruity with hints of green and slightly ripe olive taste. Ideal for daily use, for raw consumption, cooking and frying.
3L BAG-IN-BOX (PICUAL): It is the Picual olive oil in the Bag-in-Box packaging. Bag-in-Box has been scientifically proven that it preserves the quality and extends the shelf life of olive oil as it protects the olive oil from exposure to air and in-contact with light. It also prevents oxygen from coming into contact with the olive oil in the container. The small packaging size facilitates storage.