The olive grove

Where to find us

We are based in the municipality of Santa Eugènia, in a little village in the Balearic Islands with deep-rooted agricultural traditions. Our olive groves look out toward the mountains, midway between Santa Maria del Camí and Santa Eugènia and between El Pla and El Raiguer, on the slopes of Puig de Son Seguí. This setting unites all the very best of Mallorca’s inland landscapes, with its vineyards, almond and carob trees, and its olive groves.

The estate

Ses Rotes ist der Name unser familiär geführten Guts, auf dem sich unsere Plantage befindet. Es wurde in den 1930er Jahren von meinem Urgroßvater Gabriel Canyelles gekauft. Das Anwesen erstreckt sich über eine Fläche von 6 Hektar am Fuße des Puig de Son Seguí in Santa Eugènia (Balearen). Its red loamy soil is well-drained and very stony, making it ideal for olive growing. The plantation is made up of 1,500 Arbequina and Koroneiki olive trees.

An organic olive grove

When you reach the olive grove and walk for a short while, your senses suddenly spring to life, even the most dormant ones. Each season brings new sensations: the fragrance of damp soil in winter, newly mown grass in autumn, and flowers in spring; birdsong, the buzzing of the bees, a hare dashing through the olive trees… We like our olive groves to be living beings and this is why we have always engaged in organic farming practices.

Harvesting and making the oil

Harvesting time is the most important event in the year. This is when we pick the fruit that we have pampered so lovingly throughout the year. All our harvesting tasks must be very carefully organized to ensure oil of the highest quality. Each day, the olives are swiftly taken to the oil mill, where they are pressed within 24 hours of being picked. This guarantees superior quality oil and the conservation of all the fruit’s physical, chemical and organoleptic properties.