'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Brilliant Green, Super Fresh Oil

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  • 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 musician Juan Luis Guerra
  • 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 Castillo 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 who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena asked singer, composer and record producer Juan Luis Guerra to design the labels of the iconic cherry-colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.

Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists of the last several decades. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling Latin musicians of all time. During his career, he was won 21 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, he won a Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.

"Working with an international artist of such renown as Juan Luis Guerra, a great lover of Spanish gastronomy, our country, and our extra virgin olive oils, has been an amazing experience. He’s left the imprint of his elegant and unmistakable style on one of the most beautiful and evocative labels in the 17 years of First Day of Harvest," highlights Rosa Vañó of Castillo de Canena.

The design of this year’s First Day of Harvest olive oil labels includes artwork of roses in full bloom, painted by Guerra’s wife. The artwork was created in honor of his successful album, "Bachata Rosa."

Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalucía. 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.

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