Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Umbria
We produce a superior quality extra virgin olive oil made from organically grown olives, carefully monitoring every stage of production to achieve the highest quality.
The need to produce organic olive oil was born in us long before it was fashionable, to show respect for the land in which we operate, Umbria, which has chosen ‘green’ as its own emblem, and to pursue the search for quality in food and in life.
Olive oil and the olive tree have been the center of culture and cuisine throughout the Mediterranean for millennia. The appreciation and use of olive oil are spreading now even to countries where this precious food was previously unknown, and its nutritional qualities are finally being recognized by international medical scientific research.
Our decision to produce organic extra virgin olive oil has favored sales in all of those European countries, including Italy, where the sensitivity to environmental issues and quality of food is increasing. Strict and frequent controls by the certifying agencies to verify our compliance with organic farming regulations throughout all phases of our production are a further guarantee of the quality of our olive oil.
Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil certified in Italy by Bioagricert and by USDA Organic in the US, according to the norms of the NOP (the National Organic Program of the US Department of Agriculture).
The consortium was established by the owners of two farms, Il Monte and Le Balze, both dedicated to organic farming and to the quality of the olive oil produced.
The Macine del Trasimeno consortium is in charge of the entire production process, from olive picking to oil bottling, which enables our farms to verify and guarantee compliance with the rules governing organic farming during every step of the process, so that we can assure those who purchase our extra virgin olive oil that they have acquired a product of excellence.
To purchase the consortium’s organic extra-virgin olive oil, please send your request directly to the producing farms listed below.
We produce organic olive oil because we firmly believe in the aims of organic farming:
- The production of high quality and healthy food.
- The preservation of the agrarian landscape, traditions, and environment.
- The maintenance of long-term fertility of soils.
- The sustainability of agricultural production.
- The improvement of the environment.
Discover the production area of our extra-virgin organic olive oil.We are in Umbria on the border with Tuscany, in the green hills that surround the blue of Lake Trasimeno... Come visit the production area of our extra-virgin organic olive oil.
Il Monte di E. Mercuriali
Farm Il Monte di E. Mercuriali
Vocabolo Il Monte, 17
06062 Città della Pieve (PG)
tel. (+39) 0578 298521
Company Contact: Mr. Stefano PETRALI cell. (+39)348 2925762
The company was founded thirty years ago, and is managed personally by the owner, Eros Mercuriali. The land is on a south-facing slope, divided between two locations: Il Monte with 12 hectares (30 acres) and 1900 olive trees and Canale with 3 hectares (7 acres) and 600 olive trees. The Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio varieties of olive trees are typical of Il Monte and are grown organically, i.e. without the use of pesticides or chemicals banned by the certification authorities
Le Balze s.s.
Le Balze was founded in 1986, on the north slope of Mount Pausillo above the village of Paciano (province of Perugia), a small medieval village ranked among the most beautiful in Italy.
Le Balze, headed by Gianluigi Matturri, has 10,000 olive trees typical of the area: Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio, and Dolce Agogia, and an average annual production of 170 to 180 metric tonnes of olives.
The cultivation of the plants is strictly organic.
In line with its organic, “pure” approach to cultivation, Le Balze applies the same care in processing the olives.
Olive Oil Consortium Macine del Trasimeno
The Consortium was established as an association for production of extra virgin olive oil, thanks to the initiative of the owners of two farms, Il Monte and Le Balze, both dedicated to organic cultivation of olives in the area around Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, Italy.
The two companies, Il Monte Farm of E.Mercuriali and Le Balze Farm, both certified for organic cultivation of olives by Bioagricert, have been recognized many times for the quality of the oil produced.
The Macine del Trasimeno Consortium oversees the production and storage facilities for organic extra virgin olive oil. The production facilities are certified by Bioagricert, thus ensuring continuity in the organic process from production to consumption.