All the olives come from our olive grove, with a traditional system of plantation, 100 years old in an area of 250 hectares with the tree varieties: Picudo, Picual and Hojiblanca
100% Organic since 1996 with CEE, USDA, NOP and JAS (Japan) certifications. This certifies an EVOO completely free of chemical products and high levels of polyphenols (>50mg/kg).
International seal of quality Extra Virgin, in order to ensure the excellence of the olive oils throughout the period of the "best before" date
The DOP Baena and the Oficial Panel Test certify that the oil bottled is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Every tank in the cellar is sealed and each bottle bear a numbered back label
The current owner, Manuel Heredia Halcón, Marquis of Prado, took over Suerte Alta in 1986, farmland previously inherited by his grandparents the Marquises of Bedmar in 1924, who started the olive grove plantation.
In 1996 the conversion of the farm to organic cultivation takes place under the supervision of the C.A.A.E (Andalusian Organic Farming Committee). At the same time the first irrigation system is implemented.
To date, Suerte Alta dedicates an extension of 255 hectares to olive grove, of which 80% is devoted to traditional olive grove. Suerte Alta produces an average annual output of 250.000 Kg of extra virgin olive oil.
During 2006 the new oil mill was erected, located at the heart of the farm and next to the farmhouse. In this manner Suerte Alta is able to own the entire production cycle: from the tree, where the olives are harvested, to the bottle. This enables the production of a unique Extra Virgin Olive Oil with four key caracteristics:
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
SiQUEV - QvExtra seal
The estate, El Cortijo de Suerte Alta, is located next to the town of Albendín (Baena), in the province of Cordoba (Spain).
The land in this area is well known for the coexistence of the three main varieties of the olive trees in Andalucía: picudo, hojiblanco and picual. Furthermore, it is very well known for the coexistence of century-old and young olive trees.
The drip irrigation system ensures the perfect development and ripening of the fruit. At the same time, the organic farming has lead to the formation of a native vegetation cover which favors the production of an olive oil with rich scents, flavours and nuances.