Almazara ‘As Pontis’
Almazara As Pontis (in the local Fala dialect, As Pontis means “The Bridges”, referring to ancient stone masterpieces constructed by the Romans) was founded by brothers Carlos and Miguel Carrasco in the Sierra de Gata region of Extremadura, Spain. Their award-winning extra virgin olive oils are made exclusively of hand-harvested olives from old, indigenous Manzanilla Cacereña trees on the Carrasco family property, which is surrounded by a nature reserve.
This estate-produced organic extra virgin olive oil is pressed on site—within 24 hours of harvest—using a state-of-the-art Pieralisi oil mill (Pieralisi, a leader in olive oil extraction equipment, uses the As Pontis mill as a test site for new equipment). The entire production is sustainable, taking place within a comprehensive, eco-friendly integration: olives harvested from the estate's old groves; power generated by a biodigester; water purified in-house and recycled; and crushed olives used as fertilizer for the groves.