The Vallecoppa Estate fills a beautiful valley within Italy's Gargano National Park. It is protected and shaded on three sides by the ancient oak and beech trees of the Umbra Forest with its fresh-water springs and fertile soil. Our valley slopes gently down to meet the beautiful Adriatic sea where it is cooled in summer by a morning mist and gentle breeze. All these factors combine to create a unique microclimate, perfect for growing healthy plump olives that produce our exceptional extra virgin olive oil.
We have over 3,000 olive trees in four varietals; Leccino, Coratina, Ogliarola and Espanola, some of which are up to 200 years old. In the bottom of our valley a large fruit orchard provides us with a delicious harvest including, grapefruits, peaches, pears, cherries, figs and lemons with which we create our yearly supply of Coratina and lemon oil.
At Vallecoppa we are passionate about using time honoured methods to care for our trees and create our oil. These practices often take longer but are more respectful to our environment and trees, allowing us to continue to produce a high quality olive oil. All our olives are handpicked and cold pressed within six hours to create the freshest, full-flavoured oil. It is then decanted unfiltered into bottles, as we have traditionally done so for generations.