Accademia Olearia on the Island of Sardinia
The Fois family olive farm was established in Alghero, on the beautiful island of Sardinia, at the start of the 1900’s. They are very proud of their olive production, which they have been doing for the past four generations. Today Accademia Olearia is managed by Giuseppe Fois and his sons with precision, dedication and passion from cultivation to the finished product.
The farm consists of more than 200 hectares of land with over 25,000 olive trees of which the cultivar is predominantly Bosana. They also enrich the characteristic notes and quality of their oil through the selection of other native and national cultivar. The EVOO Olioveto is selling today is a blend that is their Bosana, mixed with Semidana and Tonda di Cagliari.
The harvest of the olives is carried out by mechanical means directly from the tree, just before the moment of full maturation. It takes place from mid-October until the end of December.
The olives are pressed in their modern plant in a continuous cycle, within 12 hours after they are harvested. The Fois family creates EVOOs with great care – focusing on love and tenderness for the olive tree, the constant control at temperature while pressing, never higher than 27° C, the precise timing of extraction and the highest possible standard at FOOD SAFETY and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). They guarantee the quality of their extra virgin olive oil with intense freshness, balancing the palate with aromas of fruit and vegetables. The annual production is stored in stainless steel containers in nitrogen gas at a controlled temperature for perfect conservation.
Additionally, Accademia Olearia S.r.l. is a 4000 square metres modern plant, built paying special attention to the environment and using alternative energy – solar power. There is a 60 kWh photovoltaic power unit, which makes the factory completely self-sufficient.