Our best seller is The Village Oil which is produced from a variety of manzanilla, hojiblanca, arbequina and piqual olives from the fincas around the village - Miguel, Paco, Juan, Juanita, and the majority of the locals contribute their harvest to this delicious smooth extra virgin olive oil.
An evening during harvest time is a great time to visit the cooperativa which becomes the village hub at this time of year, even if it's just to see the variety of ways in which the ripe fruit is transported there – mules, tractors, “dupes” (Spanish dumper truck), pick-ups, trailers or the family “coche” with the family in it – anything goes but there is an incredibly strong feeling of community.
Every year, once picked the olives are cold pressed by Rafael and the team at the 'co-operativa del pueblo' to create this delicious smooth extra virgin olive oil which is full of the taste of the Andalucia.
We are so delighted to also have two exceptional Fino Balsamic Vinegars, one dark, one white, both produced near Cordoba from the Pedro Ximenez (PX) grape which is grown widely in the region. The Dark Balsamic (Crema) is aged slowly in oak barrels, maturing for 25 years and creating this thick delicious liquid, smooth and rich in flavour. The White Balsamic (Blanco) on the other hand is incredibly light and zingy - a real taste sensation. Both balsamic vinegars are skillfully produced at Bodegas Navarro winery by masters in their field whose wine making expertise has been handed down through the generations for over 150 years. Many of our customers tell us they can’t live without our balsamics! When you try them you will understand why they have both won multiple Great Taste Awards.
Fino Balsamics do contain natural sulphites coming from the grape itself - there is nothing added.