Discover our work and the success story we started building over half a century ago in Trás-os-Montes.
The project came into being thanks to the dedication and know-how of the olive growers of Valpaços, who have been committed to the production of top-quality olive oil since 1951: a PDO extra virgin olive oil that continues to win awards in Portugal and around the world year after year.
The beginning - 1951
The Olive Growers Cooperative of Valpaços - Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Valpaços, C.R.L. - is founded on 1st June 1951 by twenty-eight members. Its constitution and articles of association are immediately approved and published in the Diário do Governo no. 141, II series, on the 21st of the same month. The first administration consists of Manuel Moutinho as Chairman, Manuel Joaquim de Carvalho as Secretary and António Barreira de Carvalho as Treasurer. The Cooperative's sphere of action initially covers the boroughs of Valpaços, Vassal, Sanfins, Rio Torto, Possacos, Vilarandelo, Crasto and Água Revez.
WHO ARE WE?
Message from our Olive Oil Sommelier
Year after year, my main focus is to guarantee an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that reflects the same authenticity, preserves all the aromas and provides memorable sensations for our consumers' palates. It is with this goal that our cooperative seeks to promote and reward our consumers' loyalty. My never-fading passion, the technical know-how acquired over more than 30 years, and the privilege of working with a several local growers, allows me to create various profiles of olive oil, with different intensities and sensorial characteristics, and unique terroirs, in both single-variety and blend categories. Consumers can then choose which olive oil they prefer according to taste and circumstances.
José Ventura Diretor Geral e Provador Oficial
We are very proud of our mill and would be delighted to welcome you for a visit!
Our state-of-the-art machinery are capable of processing 800 tonnes a day.
The olive oil is then stored on our 70 stainless steel storage tanks with a capacity of over 2,000,000 litres.