Olive Oil in Castile-León

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Olive trees in Castile-León / Photo: Asociacion de Oleicultores de Castilla y León.

Spanish olive oil is famous all over the world – there’s no surprise there – but many consumers (both in Spain and abroad) associate this top product with regions like Andalusia, Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha, and even parts of Catalonia, and with good reason.

But northwestern Spanish region Castile-León is also starting to make a name for itself in the world of Spanish olive oil.

Today this region is responsible for just 1.5 million total liters of virgin olive oil a year, part of which corresponds to new plantations on its vast, central plains, while the other part represents a recovery of ancient olive trees, traditions and practices in the mountainous areas of the south and west.

Learn more about Making Gold in Castile-Leon: Region revives olive oil trade on Foods and Wines from Spain.

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