OUR TERRITORY

WE RESPECT TRADITION

The territory of Trapani in the west Sicily region is naturally vocated to produce excellent quality of olive oil, recognized today with the DOP Valli Trapanesi. Our Olive grove is in a special position because it is surrounded by the natural reserve of Angimbè sughereta; a beautiful wood with a prevalence of cork plants that makes our territory free of any environmental contamination. This makes us very happy because we know that our trees are healthy and produce a natural oil. That’s why we called it “Natures”.
Nearby our olive grove there are the temple and the amphitheater of Segesta, the thermal baths and the nearby beaches of Scopello.

We practice organic cultivation and we use soil fertilization i with natural substances, and the practice of green manure and grassing with leguminous plants. The company also is part to the Valli Trapanesi DOP certification control plan, guaranteed by the MIPAF and controlled by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of the province of Trapani.

angimbe olive oil territory

HISTORICAL CURIOSITIES

Around the XV century AD, in the Trapani area , there was an increase in the production of olive oil following a strong migration of Jews to Trapani. The olive oil production increased, given the importance of the derivative in religious celebrations, but also for Jewish cuisine.

In that period, the use of the mills influenced the growth of oil production, both for the olives and for the milling of the sugar cane and for pressing the grapes. It is necessary to go back to the Phoenician era to see the first cultivations of olive trees in the territory of western Sicily, a very inportant place in the routes of the navigators of that time. This cultivation was carried out also in classical times, first by the Greeks and then by the Romans, who understood the extraordinary potential of the soil and climate of this area. However, olive growing really had a considerable dimension with the modern era; in particular, the Spanish domination gave the fundamental role in the economic growth of the entire territory. The historical material of the time testifies the massive use of resources to revitalize the production of oil, which has definitively been part of the local economy since then. Even today, in the territory of the province of Trapani, there are some olive groves planted by the Spaniards during the two centuries of their domination in the land of Sicily.