Amor é Cego - Love is Blind - describes the passion we feel for the land: the estate has been in the family for three generations - a huge commitment to preserving and nurturing it over the years.
In 2015, we took the first steps towards realising our dream of producing olive oil from our small olive grove, planted by our grandfather over sixty years ago.
We produce 100% extra virgin Galega olive oil, 0.1% maximum acidity, extracted cold. It is a balanced and harmonious oil with all the features of the Galega olive variety: mature and fruity, with notes of tomato and dried fruit, and a slightly spicy finish.
The olive grove is a 62-year-old dryland 12x12 plantation and the vegetal liquid is carefully extracted in its purest state.
The olives are picked by hand, placed in 20-kilo boxes, and processed on day they are gathered in order to conserve all the properties of the oil.
The old olive trees are looked after with great care, unhurriedly, while we employ the best agricultural practices. We believe that despite the relatively low yield - 7 litres per 100 kg of olives - the final product is a unique olive oil of the highest quality.
The olives used to produce Amor é Cego olive oil are grown at the Monte da Oliveira Velha estate, located 17 km from Évora and 25 km from Estremoz, with its marvellous views of Evoramonte Castle and the Ossa Hills. Having survived the passage of time, the thousand-year-old wild olive-trees, full of life and history, fill us with pride: we are indeed fortunate to have them.
Come and visit us - and meet the family. Discover the history of the estate, learn about the Galega olive tree, native to Portugal, and taste our extra virgin Galega olive oil, savouring its qualities in the shade of an ancient tree.
Tasting olive oil at the point of origin is the best way to find out how it is made and provides a guarantee of the quality of the product.
Approximate length of visit: 75 minutes. At the end of your visit, after tasting our olive oil, visit the store.
We believe in quality rather than quantity so we are currently converting our plantation into an organic olive grove. We let our Galega olive trees grow at their own pace, and aim to produce a small quantity of high-quality oil: the 2016 harvest yielded just 515 litres of olive oil, sold in 25 cl bottles.
Amor é Cego Olive Oil
João Miguel Rosado
Monte da Oliveira Velha
(00351) 960 117 714