Hand-Pressed Olive Oil in Ronda, Spain

When we were in Ronda, Spain, a couple of years ago, we went to an olive oil factory where the local growers brought there harvests to be pressed into olive oil. It was fascinating to see how the olives were transported into the factory and then pressed using large, weighted, presses. To say that the olive oil that we tasted that day was some of the best that we have ever tasted would be an extreme understatement. For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Gears and Engines, we thought that we would share a few photos from that tour. We can almost taste the olive oil when looking back at these pictures.


Olive Conveyor Belt


Weighted Presses


Another View of the Conveyor Belts


Standing in the Courtyard


Single Press


Old Furnace


Front of the Factory


What a View

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7 Responses to Hand-Pressed Olive Oil in Ronda, Spain

  1. Have you read “Fake Food, Real Food”? Interesting info on, among other things, olive oil.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Marvelous post for this week’s topic. 😀

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  3. Nice photos! I recently wrote an article about a nearby thousand year old olive tree that you might find interesting: https://thetreeographer.com/2017/08/12/the-millennial-olive-of-arroyo-carnicero/. 🙂

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  4. paula says:

    Great post! Will be in Ronda in March 2018 and want to do olive oil tasting that day too. Do you have any contact information about the olive oil factory you visited? Did you need an appointment and were you able to taste the oil? Thanks!!!

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    • We visited the olive oil factory on a private tour and we can’t find the name :(. Yes, you did have to have an appointment and we did taste the olive oil. We bought several bottles back home with us.


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