In these warm days of August we have harvested the organic and biodynamic almond that we grow in Cortijo el Puerto.
The fruit of the delicious and nutritious almond tree is gathered in our fields in the early light of the sun on these summer days accompanied by the small serenade, breeze and song of cicadas in the company of a multitude of insects, birds and small mammals that make up the landscape of biodiversity on the farm.
The harvest becomes the end of a long journey of research, work, effort and affection, a story that today we have invited you to know a little more in Cortijo el Puerto.
IngeOliva Cortijo el Puerto has been awarded in the Organic Production category!
An important milestone on our way! «AWARD” FOOD FROM SPAIN 2019 awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in the category of Organic Production (Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación). We can’t be happier!!!!. Thank you so much
Organic refers to the way farmers raise and process the olives. It covers the use of potentially harmful substances.
Our Olive grove Cortijo el Puerto is 100% Organic & Biodynamic Certified. Organic certification agencies like CAAE or Demeter, monitor the farms and do frequent check-ups. It excludes the use of artificial fertilisers, the pesticides, and all sorts of other harmful chemicals. But its is not only a question of excluding but adding up…this is why here you have 10 good reasons to choose Organic & Biodynamic EVOO Cortijo el Puerto
8 Awards for our Organic & Biodynamic EVOO at the Athena International Olive Oil Competition ATHIOOC (Greece)
8 medals for Cortijo el Puerto in Greece !!!
All our varieties were submitted to the contest and all of them awarded!. We are very, very happy. This confirms again that our Organic & Biodynamic project and 100% organic EVOO are both competitive and of the highest quality. Our team wants to thank all of you who support us and make possible and inspiring our everyday work. We are 100% organic & biodynamic and completely in love with our project committed to protection of biodiversity and top quality!
We invite you to come and get to know us!
“We produce organic by supporting biodiversity, we integrate all the elements that exist in nature within the farm”
With this quote framed in a photo of olive trees among dandelions and a blue spring sky in Cortijo el Puerto, starts the interview that Oleo Magazine presents in its n. 180-181 April-September 2020.
The Professional Magazine of the world of oil and senior publication of Versys Ediciones S.L. interview with Enrique de la Torre CEO of IngeOliva-Cortijo el Puerto.
Ecology, Innovation, Quality, Biodynamics, Agriculture and livestock integration, Biodiversity, Multidisciplinarity, Agriculture 4.0, Sensors, Land, R & D, Family, EVOO … The article is indeed a thorough review of the work and the ecology and innovation project that we perform in Cortijo el Puerto.
Talking about the excellent quality of Organic extra virgin olive oil take us to its origin: the olive tree.
After all, EVOO is pure olive juice!
There are nearly 300 million olive trees in Spain, mainly concentrated in the centre and south of the country, and more than 250 different olive varieties, each with their own distinctive and particular qualities.
In this post we want to show you 8 different olive varieties 100% organic & biodynamic that we raise at Cortijo el Puerto (Lora del Río, Seville)
Ecology and Quality has been awarded! 8 medals for our organic and biodynamic EVOO at BIOL XXV International Prize (Italy).
These results make us especially excited.They reward the quality and organic agriculture that we grow and carry out with such enthusiasm, commitment and innovation at Cortijo el Puerto, Lora del Río (Sevilla).
BIOL International Prize is one of the world’s largest, most important Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions. The event offers a comparison of the best Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the different continents, organized by the Consorzio Italiano per il Biologico and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture.
Very, very happy!!! We keep on working on our Green Project that shows how 100% organic EVOO becomes competitive and of the highest quality.
Our congrats to all Participants!
Oliana Organic and Biodynamic EVOO is a very characteristic olive juice by Cortijo el Puerto: soft and tasty it has the aftertaste and quality of the rich and balanced ecosystem where it comes from. IWe invite you to get to know more about Oliana by reading this post.
5 Organic & biodynamic EVOO varieties by Cortijo el Puerto have been included in IberOleum, the Spanish Guide of the Extra Virgin olive oil.
IberOleum higlights the best oils in Spain, and gathers the best national EVOOs classified annually according to their quality, positive attributes and characteristics. It is, indeed a reference guide to promote and spread the EVOO culture all over the world.
Thanks again to IberOleum and our congratulations to the participants and organisers for the great 2020 EVOO guide
10 Awards for our Organic & Biodynamic EVOO at the L.A. International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition
10 medals for Cortijo el Puerto at the USA !!!
All our Organic & Biodynamic EVOO have been awarded in the International Competition of Extra Virgin Olive Oils in Los Angeles, a total of 10 medals, eight for the quality of our oils plus two for the packaging design. Our team wants to thank all of you who support us and make possible and inspiring our everyday work. We are completely in love with our project committed to protection of biodiversity and top quality!
Discovering new corners of cultural value, beauty and environmental importance, “Destination Andalusia” has recently arrived in Lora del Río.
One of the outstanding visit enclaves has been Cortijo el Puerto, a focus of biodiversity and an example of eco and oleotourism. Here, the tourist activity takes place without altering the balance of the environment, in full contact with Nature, learning and enjoying an environment that also offers the products of a healthy and rich ecosystem. Read more about it in this post.
Variety originally from Greece, our organic & biodynamic Koroneiki EVOO, is a true elixir of the gods. Result of the rich and balanced ecosystem of the farm, this EVOO stands out for the stability and quality, loaded with powerful antioxidants (polyphenols). In the farm we have adapted it to organic and hedgerow system and is remarkably its earliness and resilience. Get to know about this delicious ambrosia for daily use,
‘Sikitita’o Chiquitita, Organic & Biodynamic EVOO by Cortijo el Puerto has a 21st century country soul.
To talk about Chiquitita Cortijo el Puerto Organic & Biodynamic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is to talk about Ecology and Innovation, Biodiversity and Quality, Green Economy and Environmental Sustainability. By understanding soils and ecosystem interactions, we produce food in a healthier way and with higher quality. Over time, it implies strong cost savings, noticeable expansion of recycling and much more self-sufficiency (green & circular economy) and, above all, plant health, from the soil to the ripening of the olive and that is a guarantee of quality. Taste it!
Ecology and Innovation is the binomial that defines Cortijo el Puerto since its inception.
On December 10, EnRed (In-Network), the leading program of Canal Sur Andalucía (TV Channel) issued a report on the almond / technology relationship and the innovative and sustainable uses of the by-products of this crop. In it we had the opportunity to participate.
Fresh, Organic EVOO from the new harvest is in! Green Biodynamic Gold Cortijo el Puerto. This year’s olive juices are a true tribute to the nature. A product of a rich and balanced ecosystem, and that is noticeable in its quality and flavour. “Farm collection” by Cortijo el Puerto is a unique set of 8 different oil monovarietals of superior category excellent to taste in raw. 100% organic and Biodynamic Arbequina, Arbosana, Picual, Koroneiki, Picudo, Hojiblanca, Chiquitita and Oliana. All of them “First day of harvest” in limited edition.
Cortijo el Puerto, benchmark in ecology and innovation, has recently been certified by Demeter, the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture. A farm with Olive, Almond and Citrus grove, framed in a global biodiversity recovery and regeneration environmental project.
Ecology and Innovation build sinergies for the biodynamic almond certification. A world first that obeys principles of sustainability and regeneration of nature as well as a background of innovation and cutting-edge technology in production, in service of the environment. Certified by Demeter, the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and one of the three predominant organic certifiers, our almonds become a worldwide benchmark for biodynamic almond cultivated in hedgerow system, five almond varieties framed in a global biodiversity recovery and regeneration environmental project.
In a mild summer morning, Cortijo el Puerto has received Leone D’Oro tasting team, the famous International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest, with its director Maria Paola Gabusi leading it. Here, the have known our Precision and Organic Project, walking around the farm and enjoying the rich ecosystem that harmoniously integrates agriculture and livestock. We also invite you to read the thorough and interesting post of the Italian Blog Olissea, by Caterina Mazzocolin y Miriam Bianchi, both experts in EVOO.
“Luna” Collection by Cortijo el Puerto triumphs in New York!!! The three Organic EVOO Coupages have participated this year in the prestigious Contest and have been awarded with three Gold Medals!!!.For the fourth consecutive year, our Extra Virgin Olive Oils receive recognition at the NYIOOC, The New York International Olive Oil Competition. This year we have introduced the newly released Luna Collection, with full success!!!
10 medals for Cortijo el Puerto in Greece !!!!
7 Varieties and 3 Coupages submitted to the contest and all of them awarded!
The prestigious “International Olive Oil Competition Athena” (ATHIOOC) is an international olive oil contest held every year in Greece (this edition 2019 in Nafplion, Argolis). ATHIOOC is the fastest growing international olive oil competition in the world and has already gained the respect of hundreds of olive oil producers and international judges. We are very, very happy. This confirms again that our Organic project and 100% organic EVOO are both competitive and of the highest quality. Our team wants to thank all of you who support us and make possible and inspiring our everyday work. We are completely in love with our project committed to protection of biodiversity and top quality!
Green, Veraison and Ripe, three olive moments, give name to this new organic and gourmet series that we introduce you today.
The full moon, symbol of Cortijo el Puerto, illuminates the harvest nights of October, November and December. Luna Collection (Moon) consists of three Organic EVOO, a selection of different moments of olive maturity (green, purple, black) that comes to show how the oil produced from these olives evolves during the months of October, November and December. Read the post and know more about tasting note & pairing.
Such a good start into the New Year!!!
IngeOliva SL- Cortijo el Puerto has been awarded with 77 international prizes in 2018, which has given it second place in the World Ranking of EVOO producing companies, only surpassed by the prestigious company Almazaras de la Subbética. Our awards in New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Italy, Israel, Argentina lend a special significance to this final magnificent result.
Best wishes and Eco New Year!
It is always there, at the end of the year. And with Christmas, family, memories, the review of the year… Christmas is a state of mind, a perspective, an attitude… and then we feel a little more capable of transforming the world.
In Cortijo el Puerto, we share this positive thinking and this taking stock: our 2018 has been a year of harvest and consolidation. From Cortijo el Puerto we wish you all a very happy Christmas. May this year’s achievements be only the seeds planted and harvested with great success in the years to come. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Black is also a trend in Cortijo el Puerto!
This endangered species that live in our Organic Farm Cortijo el Puerto farm has attracted the attention of the media and has been highlighted in “Tierra y Mar”(Land and Sea), a famous agribusiness and environmental journalism program that we invite you to see.
Our sheep in Cortijo el Puerto have recently been certified as organic Livestock!
Cortijo el Puerto’s commitment to biodiversity and ecology encompasses both flora and fauna, therefore we are organic certified in both Agriculture and Livestock.
To produce any livestock product with the rating of ecological, organic or biological in Europe is necessary to be certified under European Standard -Reg (EC) 834/2007) and Reg (EC) 889/2008.
This Regulation establishes the requirements to be met for livestock production based on respect for natural cycles, animal welfare, manteinance of biodiversity, livestock products obtained without the use of synthetic chemicals or GMOs. Green, circular, bio economy at Cortijo el Puerto.
Cortijo El Puerto (INGEOLIVA. S.L.) has been granted with the INNOVATIVE SME certificate!!!
This certificate is granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities to companies that meet a number of requirements, and essentially, have an innovative character that enables a public policy that helps its growth and Sustainability. It is a recognition attached to Public Registry.
We are proud and happy!!!
Cortijo el Puerto (INGEOLIVA, SL) considers R + D + i as its basis and part of its DNA, a feature that identifies us and allows us to position the brand as a benchmark in environmentally-friendly agricultural production, through the creation and support of balanced ecosystems.
These days we harvest our organic almonds at Cortijo el Puerto.
A small serenade, the breeze, cicadas by day and crickets by night, accompany our blue harvester by the rows of almond trees.
This post tells a little bit of the story.
Quality, Ecology and Innovation are core features of Cortijo el Puerto. Our almond crops in hedgerow system have been issued the organic certification, granted by the CAAE (Andalusian Committee of Ecological Agriculture). This recognition adds to the other major crop of the farm, the Olive, also Organic certified.
News like this are cause for celebration!!!
We overcome the limits of the olive grove and we extend to the almond tree, that makes IngeOliva a national pioneer of the organic certified almond tree in hedgerow system.
Sun, a good rest and Mediterranean diet … a great combination for summer vacations.
Gazpacho, multiple combinations of salads, breads, fish …
We propose you a small tour of this delicious food pattern and some eco-recipes, natural and healthy with Organic EVOO Cortijo el Puerto.
Mediterranean Diet is based on the region’s traditional fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seafood, dairy and olive oil. It is also a nutritional model so universally appreciated that belongs to the cultural, historical, social, territorial and environmental lifestyle of us, the Mediterranean people.
“Revolutionary concept with the images of farm animals on the label and a casual format, reminiscent of a pharmacy syrup bottle”
In this master formula EVOOLEUM has defined the concept and packaging of Cortijo el Puerto, awarded the bronze in the category of Best Innovative Design.
This edition, EVOOLEUM International Contest Awards rewards the 100 best extra virgin olive oil in the world and become more international. The jury, elected especially for these prizes, is composed of leading personalities of the world of fashion, design and communication. Our EVOO, according to the jury, stood out, precisely for what we wanted to represent: the communion of animals and creatures of the farm with our oil, the result of an ecological farming and loving care where each of the olive varieties is represented by one of our inhabitants.
The “Nano-Granja” (Nano Farm) Collection Cortijo el Puerto is an internationally recognised gourmet series of ten single-varietal EVOO from Arbosana, Arbequina, Koroneiki, Hojiblanca, Picual, Chiquitita, Manzanilla Cacereña, Oliana, Cornicabra and Picuda olives. 100% Organic and First Day of Harvest EVOO in a limited edition. This format allows us to compare every subtle nuance of the ten varieties. Top Quality and excellent flavour, all of them widely awarded from China to New York. In this post you can also find some tasting notes and pairings.
すばらしい, Subarashī, Fabulous !!!
Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils have been awarded at the OLIVE JAPAN International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition whose recent edition was held in Tokyo and organized by The Olive Oil Sommelier Association of Japan (OSAJ).
This renowned competition has recognized 6 of our varieties awarding them gold medals. Congrats to Cortijo el Puerto Picudo, Picual, Hojiblanca, Arbosana, Arbequina and Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil!!!
The event aims to train Japanese consumers about extra virgin olive oil, led by experts with extensive knowledge in the selection, tasting and pairings of EVOO.
What a joy !!!, Awards are pouring in for our “Granja” Collection…
The 5 EVOO submitted to the prestigious Italian BIOL competition have been awarded:
Extra Gold: Arbosana, Hojiblanca Picudo and Picual varieties.
Gold: Arbequina variety.
BIOL is one of the world’s largest, most important organic extra virgin olive oil competitions. These results make us especially excited because they reward the quality and organic agriculture that we carry out with such enthusiasm, commitment and innovation in Cortijo el Puerto, Lora del Río (Sevilla).
For a third consecutive year, our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils have been awarded at the NYIOOC. Picudo, Picual, Hojiblanca, Arbosana, Arbequina and Oliana Organic extra Virgin Olive Oil have been awarded gold medals!!!. These awards provide us with enthusiasm and encourage us to continue working hard to improve more and more and keep the level of our 100% organic EVOO, expanding the range of varieties and formats. Thanks again!!!
Royeta de Asque, the fabulous mix of tradition and innovation: come and know this Aragonese Olive tree variety at Cortijo el Puerto
Royeta de Asque, the new organic EVOO variety in our “Granja” Collection comes from the Aragonese Somontano. It is a curious mix of tradition and Innovation: this variety comes from an unique remarkable olive tree that is several hundred years old noted for its rarity and its adaptation to the southern lands. The quality of its Organic EVOO is excellent and with a high polyphenols content. We invite you to try our exclusive and unique collection of monovarietals and also to know our farm and work philosophy, based on precision agriculture, ecology and commitment to quality.
The Granja family keeps growing and today we introduce the MINI GRANJA collection 4 x 250 ml.
100% Organic EVOO, pure olive juice from Arbequina, Arbosana, Picudo and Picual varieties. First day of harvest.
Cortijo el Puerto Mini Granja collection consists of a set of 4 bottles in gray and opaque glass of 250 ml with pink stopper and boxed in an attractive gift box easy to transport and ideal for special occasions.
This set of four different EVOO varieties of superior category allows us to pair each plate with its ideal variety in order to appreciate nuances, aromas, flavours and organoleptic sensations of these different monovarietals.
In addition these bottles are labeled in Braille and use greaseproof paper.
In order to preserve the EVOO we recommend storing them in a cool dark place and away from the light and heat. This will ensure its properties for up to two years.
Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils are harvested at night avoiding artificial cooling methods, so the whole process is natural and sustainable.
In this nineteenth edition of the 2018 edition of the International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition (Los Angeles, United States) no more and no less than 685 EVOO samples belonging to 371 producers from the following countries have participated in this prestigious contest: Argentina, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States.
Cortijo el Puerto has been awarded:
Ø Cortijo el Puerto Hojiblanca, Best of Class, Gold Medal
Ø Cortijo el Puerto Oliana, Best of Class, Gold Medal
Ø Cortijo Puerto Arbosana, Silver Medal
Ø Cortijo el Puerto Arbequina, Silver Medal
Ø Cortijo Puerto Picudo, Silver Medal
Ø Cortijo Puerto Picual, Bronze Medal
Our team wants to thank all of you who support us and make possible and inspiring our everyday work. We are 100% organic and completely in love with our Project: healthy ecosystem, protection of biodiversity and top quality !
“Manzanilla Cacereña”, is the new organic EVOO variety in the Granja Collection.
Cortijo el Puerto is 100% organic farming and Manzanilla Cacereña is cultivated promoting soil quality and agricultural sustainability adding a special value to this excellent and complex oil. This season is fruity green olives, with herbaceous notes like freshly cut grass, cinnamon, floral and fennel. In the mouth it is sweet, not bitter and little spicy, suggests fruits and background with hazelnuts, a very balanced oil. Ready to taste and discover!
The Chiquitita-Sikitita variety, R&D and a delicious taste that can be savored in the Organic EVOO Cortijo el Puerto
‘Sikitita’ or Chiquitita is the first variety of olive tree selected for its use in hedgerow system and is the result of research for genetic improvement of olive trees led by Diego Barranco and Luis Rallo (A joint development by the University of Córdoba and the Andalusia Research Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries – IFAPA). The ecological EVOO Chiquitita of Cortijo el Puerto for this season is fruity, of green olives with mature notes of medium intensity, with a cinnamon and fennel background, balancing on the palate with sweet light bitterness and a medium pungency and a nice background of nuts.
According to the recently released EVOO World Ranking the Spanish and Organic Company IngeOliva (Cortijo el Puerto) appears in first place as the most awarded company in Spain and the world in 2017. With fifty-eight awards in the 2017 campaign, Cortijo el Puerto has become world number one. Our awards in New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Italy, Israel or Argentina lend a special significance to this final magnificent result.