Entries by Christopher North

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Almassera Vella Estate For Sale

The Almassera Vella Estate is now listed with Rural Coast Estate Agents (https://www.ruralcoast.com/en/ – Kate Hepworth +34 653353 155 and see their presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxV6pCtzD_M15 Details also available at https://oldolivepress.com/avsale We’ve enjoyed a superb life-style here at the Almassera Vella and made countless friends via our courses and retreats, but we need to downsize –

Fine Olive Harvest in 2022

Another great year for olives out of our Valero grove, possibly a result of the unusual Spring weather which brought exceptional, but actually welcome, rain. Our 75 trees produced 1075 kilos of olives – a blend of Manzanilla and Blanqueta varieties. In harvesting we were helped by guests from England David, Tim, Jackie and Tess. […]

A Walkway Above Relleu’s Amadorio Gorge

Just opened, a brilliant addition to the attractions of Relleu valley – a high walkway into the deep Amadorio gorge beyond the 17th century dam. Until this exciting addition, the gorge was virtually inaccessible as it descended from Relleu to the Pantano at Orcheta. Occasional daredevils have made it through the tortuous , narrow, occasionally […]


Excellent 2021 Olive Harvest

200 litres plus with a contribution from every tree in our Valero groves, a bumper harvest after last year. The Extra virgin produced excellent – and plenty over for friends. We went on to an olive oil tasting at nearby award winning ‘Señorios de Relleu – where Hugo Quintinilla let us sample his four varieties: […]