GARDENS

“LA HUERTEZUELA”

Our 2020 harvest comes from “La Huertezuela”, a rescued olive grove that grows autochthonous varieties of hojiblanca, manzanilla and lechin.
It is located in the winding hills near one of the White Villages, El Gastor, in the northernmost part of the province of Cádiz.

This olive grove, by family inheritance, belongs to José (93), father of six and grandfather of nine.
He has been a carpenter and, with the help of his family, a part-time olive farmer all of his life. He worked the grove in a traditional way, plowing the land and using urea, a nitrogen-containing organic compound, once a year – a habit he gave up last year.

Working with REVOLT, the olive groves participating in the project have to comply with the rules of organic farming, put aside conventional techniques and give value to those old olive trees that were previously uprooted and replaced by hybrid varieties.

With our help, José and his family will obtain the eco-certification for their olive grove and the commitment to a healthy ecosystem will bear fruit.

NEW THIS YEAR – PRESENTING “LAS ARENAS”

Isabel, together with her extensive family, owns three precious olive orchards in an area called “Las Arenas”, on the slopes above the white village of El Gastor in the province of Cádiz, that have been left in peace for the last 25 years without plowing or any kind of human intervention other than the occasional trimming.
We are happy to welcome Isabel to our ever growing REVOLT family and are looking very much forward to the 2021 harvest.

Varieties: Lechin and Hojiblanca, two autochthonous varieties of southern Andalucía

Note: in this olive grove we find various trees that were recuperated from old rootstocks. So beautiful to see an ecosystem rebuilt instead of destroyed.