Castillo de Canena
The castle, located on the high hills near the village of Canena in the Andalusian province of Jaén, gives its name to the village as well as to an exceptional olive oil.
Castillo de Canena, producer of extra virgin olive oil has an olive grove of around 2,000 hectares, located in theUpper Guadalquivir Valley, between the Sierra de Cazorla and Sierra Mágina (in the south of Spain) - a privileged environment where biodiversity is the main protagonist.
An olive tradition that dates back to 1780 with the production of extra virgin olive oils made from Arbequine, Royale de Cazorla (an indigenous variety from the province of Jaén), and Picual, fruits of an early harvest
From selection to picking, the entire production process is controlled, as is transportation, pressing, and bottling. The press has recently been improved, it is now a machine with the latest technology, allowing cold pressing under best conditions.
This oil is exported to more than 40 countries, and chefs from around the world work with "Castillo de Canena" products including monovarietal olive oils (picual or arbequina), or those produced biodynamically.
Since 2005, the brand has taken a turn towards reasoned cultivation, reasoned cultivation "biodynamic agriculture" edition labelled by Demeter: control of the water and carbon production footprint, and return to the culture of the olive tree, as practised by the Romans in antiquity.
The 14th century castle belonging to the Vaño family, which is home of the brand, is still visited, and offers a breathtaking view of the olive groves around the village.