Grupo Castilla de Canena
Business Address: Remedios 4, 23420 Canena (Jaen), Spain
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About Grupo Castilla de Canena
The Vano family, who have been growing olives since 1780, bottle their exclusive Family Reserve award winning olive oil in the mill near to their family castle.
Our company takes its name from the family castle nestled in the hills of the township of Canena, in Spain’s Jaen province in the region of Andalusia. Our olive-producing history dates back to 1780.
This Castillo de Canena is situated in the lush surroundings of the Guadalquivir River Valley, and is the name we have given to our extra virgin olive oils. We are located near the World Heritage cities of Úbeda and Baeza, two magnificent representatives of the cultural essence of Andalusia.
The Castle of Canena was built by the Arabs on the site of a Roman settlement. It was converted into a fortress for the Calatrava Order during the Reconquista and served this purpose until it was acquired in 1538 by Francisco de los Cobos, Secretary to Charles V. He transformed the Castle into a Palace, where the Emperor himself stayed.
The Castle was declared a National Monument in 1931 and later restored and preserved by our family.
We are proud to be a family-owned business. Changes in our sector’s milieu have inevitably driven us to keep a careful eye on the origins of the process. Every day, striving to bring out the best of our essence and transform it through research and creativity gives us the strength to make us grow.
We are constantly instilled with confidence when we revisit our history, the true know-how of those who live and breathe this place, the engine that spurs us to continue innovating and offering the market a fresh way to look at the past, by building on it.
Excellence is a habit and working daily with this maxim makes our team increasingly stronger. This is our motivation for choosing the perfect moment, seeking out tiny improvements for each step of the process.