At S.A.T. Santa Teresa, we ensure a perfect production process down to the smallest detail. Only then can we achieve products that satisfy the most discerning palates. A strict and demanding quality policy compels us to comply with the standard upon which we have built our company since the beginning: guaranteed excellence.
Tradition and innovation
The two core principles of S.A.T. Santa Teresa are to provide comprehensive service to the agricultural sector and continually improve our product. We rely on innovation and technology to achieve this. Our Assembly is also committed to supporting lifelong training, organising courses and conferences on cultivation methods and pruning, and promoting cooperativism, integrated production and quality amongst our members.
However, we can only produce our Extra Virgin Olive Oil if we continue to harvest and process using traditional methods. Only then can we make the authentic Virgin Olive Oil according to the parameters set out in the International Agreement of the International Olive Council, the Food Codex of the World Health Organization and EU Regulations. These parameters establish, amongst other things, that oil extraction take place exclusively by mechanical processes that do not modify the oil and without any treatment.
S.A.T. Santa Teresa is heavily involved in various research projects with specialised centres that study the virtues of extra virgin olive. They seek to identify new properties that would scientifically prove the importance of its continued use in the daily diet.
Commitment to quality
S.A.T. Santa Teresa takes pride in producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1881 Alta Selección. This was made possible by the joint efforts of all concerned to value local olive varieties that have long been grown with utmost care using local olive-growing traditions. Much like other skilled work, the attention to the details (in this case, handpicking the olives at optimal ripeness and using advanced, environmentally friendly technology only) ensures that the end product will be unique.
The International Olive Council requires an organoleptic grade of 6.5 points or higher for Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other requirements provided in the regulation. S.A.T. Santa Teresa requires a grade higher than 7.5 for our Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1881 Alta Selección. The end product is a distinctive, natural, fruity and green oil that encapsulates the essence of Osuna’s ancient olive trees.
Designated a Certified Quality Product by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture of the Junta de Andalucía.
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Our olive oil is the first in Spain to be certified by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture of the Junta de Andalucía as olive oil produced from olives grown using Quality Assurance techniques for Integrated Production.
In keeping with S.A.T. Santa Teresa’s standards for its olive oils and in the quest for continuous improvement and daily growth, our company has embraced the challenge of joining the QVExtra International Association, which brings together 52 extra virgin olive oils of premium quality. Indeed, the analytical and organoleptic requirements of the Association are more demanding than those of the C.O.I. regulation.