The 2017 olive crop promises to be one of the best the 700-year-old estate of Son Moragues has ever produced. Thanks to the efforts of the current guardians, the estate of Son Moragues is reestablishing the agricultural heritage that once made the farm famous.
A six-man strong team work from early morning till late in the evening to harvest the significant crop. Set to expand production from 5.000 liters in 2016 to more than 8.000 liters in 2017, there is now a chance the estate can fulfill the growing demand for their premium oil.
The olive picking experience began in the groves high in the mountains, where now after one month the team have harvested about half the territory.
Once back at the mill, the olives are cleaned and pressed, and within moments we were able to taste the fruits of our mornings’ labour.
A picnic is prepared among the ancient olive trees and as we pour the liquid gold on our ‘pan moreno,’ we look out across the landscape and can feel privileged to share in the experience of olive picking at Son Moragues.
Established by the Moragues family in the fourteenth century, the noble Finca and olive groves became one of the most important centres of agriculture in the Serra de Tramuntana, its name synonymous with traditional Valldemossa farming.
In the late nineteenth century Archduke Luis Salvador fell in love with Son Moragues and established there a museum of the island’s traditional trades and agriculture.
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