As Pontis Oil Mill

Vieiru oil, an EVOO like this could only be born in Sierra de Gata Extremadura.

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As Pontis Oil Mill

Our journey began in November 2008 in Eljas, a small village in Sierra de Gata (Extremadura). Our goal: to produce a 100% Manzanilla Cacereña extra virgin olive oil of excellent quality. But not only that, we also set out to ensure that the entire production process respects the environment.

We produce our own brand of extra virgin olive oil, "VIEIRU", and offering the service of milling and bottling, in "As Pontis" we have achieved in a very short time to be one of the most technologically advanced mills in Spain and the most recognized in Extremadura.

From here we invite you to get to know our product, the 100% Manzanilla Cacereña extra virgin olive oil that we have achieved with so much care and dedication. We work so that our top quality EVOO is present in your kitchen and in more and more homes.

Vieru is born in the heart of Sierra de Gata - Extremadura

Our Vieiru EVOO is the result of much effort, care and love throughout the production process. But not only that, it is also the fruit of a unique place. A place where the Manzanilla Cacereña variety reaches its maximum quality and splendor. In short, Vieiru could not exist without being born where it is born.

We are located in a corner of the Sierra de Gata Cultural Park, northwest of Extremadura where the Val de Us Tres Lugaris is located. Valley composed of the villages of Eljas, San Martin de Trevejo and Valverde del Fresno. Our location is not a coincidence, we live surrounded by the traditional olive grove of dry land Manzanilla Cacereña, we take care of it, we pamper it and we feel it in our day to day. And it is in this valley of mountains, water and olive groves where our 100% Manzanilla Cacereña Extra Virgin Olive Oil is born.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where does Vieiru oil come from?

    Made exclusively with Manzanilla Cacereña olives, a native variety from traditional rainfed olive groves cultivated for generations in the Sierra de Gata. Specifically, As Pontis is located in Eljas, in the heart of the Val de Us Tres Lugaris, where the care of their land, customs and culture are maintained over time. The best example is A Fala, the valley's own dialect that is maintained and transmitted from generation to generation.

  • What is the difference between extra virgin olive oil and other types of olive oil?

    The distinctive difference of "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil from "As Pontis" lies in its exclusive quality and production process. " VIEIRU" is the epitome of extra virgin olive oil, the highest and most appreciated category in the world of olive oil.

    This oil is meticulously obtained from fresh, healthy olives, using a cold-pressing process that does not involve the use of chemicals or the application of excessive heat. This ensures that we preserve the natural flavors and healthful properties of our Manzanilla Cacereña olives, which are cultivated with care and dedication on dry land.

    In contrast, other types of olive oil may go through refining and blending processes with lower quality oils, often resulting in a loss of flavor and aroma. "VIEIRU" is synonymous with purity and quality, and represents our dedication to offering the highest quality extra virgin olive oil, which we want you to enjoy in your home and in your favorite dishes.

  • What are the key characteristics to look for when selecting a high quality extra virgin olive oil?

    When selecting a high quality "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil from As Pontis, it is important to pay attention to certain key characteristics that guarantee its excellence:

    1. Controlled Origin: Our olive oil "VIEIRU" comes from our own olive groves and is certified by the PDO "Gata-Hurdes". This means that we have absolute control over the entire production process, from the cultivation of our Manzanilla Cacereña olives to the extraction of the oil.

    2. Cold Extraction: "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil is obtained through a cold pressing process, which means that the olives are pressed at low temperatures to preserve the natural flavors and healthy properties.

    3. Purity and Freshness: Our commitment is to offer a pure and fresh oil, without additives or blends. This guarantees that you enjoy an authentic and fresh taste in every drop of "VIEIRU".

    4. Sensory Notes: When tasting "VIEIRU", you will notice a fresh green fruitiness, with notes of green olive, grass, green leaf, green banana, apple and tomato. In the mouth, you will experience a sweet and enveloping taste with an elegant balance of bitter and spicy.

    Selecting a high quality extra virgin olive oil such as "VIEIRU" is the perfect choice to enhance your dishes and enjoy the health benefits of a pure and authentic oil.

  • What is the typical production process to obtain "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil?

    The production process of our extra virgin olive oil "VIEIRU" is characterized by its meticulousness and uncompromising quality. Here is an overview of the typical process:

    1. Cultivation of Manzanilla Cacereña olives: We start with the cultivation of our Manzanilla Cacereña olives in dry land. These olives are known for their exceptional quality and flavor.

    2. Manual Harvesting: The olives are harvested by hand, carefully selecting the best olives at their optimum point of ripeness. This guarantees the quality of the raw material.

    3. Cold Extraction: Freshly harvested olives undergo a cold extraction process in less than 7 hours after harvesting. This method guarantees the preservation of the natural flavors and healthy properties of the fruit.

    4. Quality Control: Throughout the entire process, we carry out strict quality controls to ensure that only the highest quality oil reaches your hands.

    5. PDO "Gata-Hurdes" Certification: Our extra virgin olive oil "VIEIRU" is certified by the PDO "Gata-Hurdes", which confirms its exceptional origin and quality.

    At every stage, from cultivation to bottling, we strive to maintain the highest quality standards. The result is a "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil that stands out for its purity, flavor and freshness, ideal for enhancing your dishes and enjoying the culinary experience to the fullest.

  • What is the best way to store and preserve "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil to maintain its freshness and flavor?

    The correct preservation of "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil is essential to maintain its optimum freshness and flavor over time. Here is how to do it:

    1. Storage in a cool, dark place: You should store your bottle of olive oil in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources, such as stoves or radiators. Exposure to heat and light can accelerate oxidation and degrade the quality of the oil.

    2. Airtight container: Make sure the bottle is tightly closed with its airtight cap after each use. This helps prevent oxidation and air ingress, which can adversely affect the oil.

    3. Avoid temperature changes: Avoid storing the oil in a place where it is subject to sudden temperature changes, such as storing it in the refrigerator and then taking it out into the environment. This can cause condensation inside the bottle and damage the oil.

    4. Consumption within a reasonable period of time: Although "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil has a good shelf life, it is best consumed within 6 months to 1 year after opening. The fresher the oil, the better it will taste.

    5. Keep away from strong odors: Store the oil in a place where it is not exposed to strong odors or chemicals, as the oil can absorb surrounding odors.

    By following these storage guidelines, you will be able to enjoy the freshness and flavor of your "VIEIRU" extra virgin olive oil for an extended period of time.

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