Extra-virgin olive oil is (along with wine) Planeta's great family passion. The large olive grove at Capparrina, near Menfi, relates the history of the company's love for this product, together with that of their commitment to safeguarding the countryside and nature. The oldest maps of Ulmo show that half a century ago olives were cultivated on Planeta land, in one of the areas best known for the production of olive oil. The family has always been linked to this product, which so forcefully represents Sicily and the Mediterranean. At Capparrina, Planeta planted their olive grove to ensure that the coast at Menfi would remain free of buildings for ever, placing once more the protection of the countryside above the interests of family and business. Today, Planeta tend 98 hectares of olives which descend the hill towards the white beach of Porto Palo of Menfi, in a context of great biodiversity where rare examples of flora and fauna co-exist.
See blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the wine (and oil) makers at Planeta.