Vale de Arca
The excellence of the climate and soil of Herdade de Vale de Arca, demonstrated by the existence of XVth century olive trees in full production, combined with a careful varietal selection and state of the art production techniques allow the extraction of a pure and low acidity olive juice, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, strictly through the use of physical means and without chemical treatment.
Vale de Arca's Estate has a total area of about 3000 acres. Developing from a nucleus of XVth century olive trees, our olive grove occupies approximately 1400 acres. Planted between two idyllic dams, an abundant water source that ensures their healthy growth, our trees were carefully selected from the best Portuguese quality varietals.
Their first focus goes to agricultural labor, to which they’re fully dedicated throughout the year. They do the best from what they know and handle their olive trees with love and care 365 days a year! They pay it back, once a year, with the perfectly formed fruits that make up the harvest.
Only healthy and quality olives originating from high-grade varietals guarantee a good Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
During the year they take care of the olive trees of the farm, and they harvest the fruits in Autumn. The olives that are processed in our their own plant are fully produced in their farm! They make the storage and the packaging of their Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil and delivery it directly to the Sol Deli storage so we can deliver to you!
This is the way to assure high level of quality. Everything is done in the Farm. They don't trust any other way. Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil, pure juice of fresh and healthy olive fruits.
Several national and international competitions from Lisbon to New York have recognized the achievements of the Vale de Arca team, awarding them for their efforts.