It all began back in 1780 when the great-great-grandfather of the current owners, in facilities of 1,000 square meters and a machinery of the time, consisting of a millstone and a beam press, led to what today is one of the most prestigious and veteran olive oil companies of the area, in whose charge his granddaughter, and later their grandchildren, the current owners of the mill continued.In order to follow the activity pursued for more than two centuries by our ancestors, company Aceites Campoliva was set up in 1995.
The excellent quality of our oils comes from the unique conditions of climate and soil where we grow our olive trees. Our mill is located in Pegalajar (Jaén), where there are traces of settlement since prehistoric times. The mill has been evolving over the years. Since 1998 they have a new milland a bottling plant with the latest technologies used today in the olive oil industry, all in an extension of one acre.All this provides the excellent conditions of preservation and bottling we need, in order to offer the market a product of the highest quality.
The team that currently manages the production of oils produced at Melgarejo’s is a group of people who feel real passion for their work and the product Our markets are very demanding, and we are committed to positioning ourselves as a quality extra virgin olive oil. The whole team at Melgarejo that currently manages the production of olive oils is made up of highly qualified professionals in their activity. This is seen in Melgarejo’s three Virgin Olive Oil Sensory Experts from the University of Jaén, with all of their knowledge focused on trying to make each campaign’s oil the best that the olive trees have been able to provide that year.