In 1986 Francisco Riberas, already one of the most solid Spanish businessmen, acquired the La Ventilla farm in El Carpio de Tajo (Toledo) to start his dealings in the specific business of agriculture. He soon lent his special character to the new activity and over the years he has expanded the boundaries of that small business, making it a huge mosaic of crops and uses.
Almost ten years later in 1996 he started an ambitious transformation of the farm, successively planting up to 300,000 olive trees. The favourable conditions of the area and the painstaking dedication to look after it, have made the crop generous to us, providing us with a delicate olive of unique quality.
Only with great respect and knowledge of the area, uniting the peaceful enjoyment of the countryside with state-of-the-art agricultural management techniques, have the most appreciated attributes of this thousand-year old fruit been able to express themselves.
This olive oil sets out to be a simple homage from his family and all those who have had the privilege to work with him to the unique figure of Francisco Riberas, who didn’t live to see the conclusion of this project.
The La Ventilla Estate is purchased
Francisco Riberas buys an Estate on the shores of the River Tagus, expanding it to turn it into a huge mosaic of cultivations and land uses.
First olive trees planted
An ambitious transformation of the estate is initiated, with the progressive planting of up to 300.000 olive trees.
The first harvest
Three years after the first trees were planted, the first harvest is carried out. They were just a few dozen tonnes.
Opening of the oil mill
The oil mill, fitted with the latest technology and sized for the needs of the Estate, is housed in a building in line with the architecture of the area.
The first oils
In the autumn of that year, the Casas de Hualdo project culminates with the marketing of the first oils.