As it turns out, our home, Chile’s Colchagua Valley, features a climate similar to that of the olive-rich Mediterranean, where nearly 87% of the world’s olives are grown.
Nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the area’s long, hot summers and mild, wet winters produce a soil that is ideal for growing olives that rival the world’s best.
That’s where our company, Olivos del Sur S.A., was founded in 2004.
Grown in a high-density grove system, our olives are mechanically harvested at the peak of their ripeness. Then, in our mill facilities located in the heart of our 6,500-acre estate, we extract and bottle our oil within just a few hours from harvest.
This minimizes handling and oxidation, while guaranteeing we reach the coveted < 0.2 % acidity level that only the best extra virgin olive oils can deliver.
That’s what leads to the fresh, smooth, buttery taste that has already made O-Live one of the world’s top extra virgin olive oils. All from our home, in Chile.