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'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Brilliant Green, Super Fresh Oil

All Natural

  • Brilliant vibrant green extra virgin olive oil
  • Super-select, finest quality, 0.16% Acidity
  • From sweet, fruity Arbequina olives
  • Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
  • Label designed by flamenco dancer Sara Baras
  • Size - 16.8 oz/500 ml

This brilliant green olive oil is the juice from tiny arbequina olives picked the first day of harvest - just before they are fully ripe. It is fresh, fruity and bursting with flavor, incomparable with the rest of the harvest.

Every spring we marvel at how the oil glows with bright green color, an indication of how exceptionally fresh and full of vibrant flavors it is.

This wonderful oil is cold pressed in very small quantities from trees selected by the Vaño family. It is very costly to produce, for if the olives are picked just a few days longer when they are fully mature and plump, they yield a much higher volume of juice from the same olive.

Knowing that the green barely ripe olive yields the best of the vintage, the Vañó family of Castilla de Canena is not willing to take that short cut for volume. They set aside a portion of the harvest; hand pick the olives as early as is possible, and bottle the brilliant green juice.

The distinctive red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is the once a year chance to enjoy the best of the best. It is an exclusive and limited edition released by the Vañó family.

Each year’s release is commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person from Spain who has excelled in their field. This year, Castillo de Canena chose the flamenco dancer Sara Baras. She is one of Spain's most widely known dancers and choreographers, and her work has received numerous awards. Her company has performed more than 4,000 times in some of the greatest theaters in the world, making her a well-known ambassador of Spanish culture.

This year's new label depicts a moment of dance in one of her performances. "I feel truly proud to sponsor this new edition of First Day of Harvest by Castillo de Canena, a company with which I feel closely identified. Flamenco and extra virgin olive oil are important elements of our culture, prime examples of the Spanish cultural heritage that express some of what we are to people around the world," the artist says.

Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, they have produced olive oil near their 16th century castle in the foothills of the Sierra Mágina. The company takes its name from the castle itself.

Castillo de Canena carefully supervises their olive groves and hand selects olives at the peak time for creating this exceptional olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.

Customer Reviews

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    "We really enjoy the first day of harvest olive oils flavor is so good and consistent we use them exclusively now - they are worth the extra expense."

    September 2018

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    "Very good taste. It is so expensive so I got it with a $21 off coupon. It is worth its price though. "

    October 2017

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    "Buttery smooth fresh Olive Oil. My go to for dishes I want the flavor to be distinctive."

    June 2016

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    "rich smooth "

    January 2016

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    "Exceptional product! The flavour is a little strong for the uses I had intended for it however."

    May 2013

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    "An excellent I highly recommend. When in Spain I purchase this Olive Oil and the variedad picual, both great products. The price is also a great buy."

    August 2012

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    "Olive oil at it's best. Rich and spicy and delectable. Truly spectacular flavor."

    November 2011

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    "i liked it so much i purchased a new one to replace the empty one we have only used it to drizzle, magnificent"

    June 2011

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    "Love the fresh green olive fruit and silky buttery flavor. Has a spicy finish that I personally do not like as much as other Arbequina oils."

    June 2009

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