Aove manchego route (extra virgin olive oil) - Saborea España

Aove manchego route (extra virgin olive oil)

Aove manchego route (extra virgin olive oil)

The province of Ciudad Real has three Olive Oil European Apellation of Origin: Montiel, Campo de Calatrava andMontes de Toledo. After the production of wine, the olive oil production is the most relevant in this area, specially in the South of the province.


La Mancha, well known for its largest plains full of vineyards, has also a different landscape less known but no less important, our olive groves.

The predominant landscape in a wide area of Ciudad Real is the olive groves. Traditional mills and cooperatives are making, nowadays, spectacular olive oils with an exceptional quality. Along this route we will know the most innovative proccesses of elaboration, without loosing the origin and deeply rooted of this “liquid gold” of our gastronomy.

Points of interest:

Finca La Oliveta - Aceites Juventud

  • Address: Polígono Industrial Las Viñas, 40, 13420. Malagón (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening Hours: Fridays (from 15:30 to 22:00 hours) and Saturdays (from 10:00 to 11:30 and from  20:30 to 22:00 hours). Please consult for other days and timetables
  • GPS: 39.155881, -3.849429
  • Phone: +34 692 671 392
  • Email:
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  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Mill and testing centre around the olive-growing and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Culture
  • Main product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Cornicabra variety, harvested in January and and cold fully processed, obtaning two Extra Virgin Olive Oils: Juventud, with stronger aromas, and Azulete, easier and sweet becasue it is harvested 15 days later. During the last harvest it was experimented the combination between the extra virgin olive oil and the benefits of the lemon, finding as a result the new Lemon Juventud Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Main offer:
    •  Basic Pack: 15 € (between 4 and 10 people. Under 2 years old free of charge)

– Guided visit to the ecological olive grove and the varietal garde of the La Oliveta Farm. You could know how works the main “machine for making oil”, the OLIVE TREE, explaining how works the olive tree root system and its whole cycle.

– Guided visit to the Centre of Interpretation of the Olive Oil Culture to know the secrets of its culture, elaboration and types of olive oil.- Ending with an AOVE Juventud and AOVE Tapiador&Luna Tasting.

    •  Oli-Vip Pack: 21 € (between 4 and 10 people. Under 2 years old freee of charge)  Fridays (from 20:30 to 22:00 hours)Saturdays (from 10:00 to 11:30 and from 20:30 to 22:00 hours)Prior booking is required. Please consult for different timetables or days.Description:

This offer includes Basic Pack and:

– Three tapas per person, paired and made with our Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

– A glass of wine, beer, soft drink o water per person.

  • Resident’s tip: This mill is placed in the village of Malagón, where you can visit the Convent of Discalced Carmelites of San José, 3rd foundation of Santa Teresa de Jesús and unique convent designed from the beginning by Santa Teresa 
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Encomienda de Cervera

  • Address: CM-4111, 17, 13270 Almagro (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening hours: Visits from Monday to Sunday under prior booking
  • GPS: 38.806881, -3.835868
  • Phone: +34 926 10 20 99
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  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Encomienda de Cervera has a history of con 3 centuries. The Encomienda was granted by Felipe V in 1741 to the Count of Valdeparaiso and ratified by Felipe VI and, finally, by Carlos III in 1758. It is located in the municipal district of Almagro, in the heart of the Calatrava Volcanic Massif, on the banks of the Jabalón River. With almost 1000 hectares, there are several volcanus, such as LA HINIESTA Volcano (Strombolian-type), or the MAAR DE CERVERA, hidromagmatic-type volcano, which was declared a Natural Munumentovolcanes in 1999.
  • Main product: On the Olive grove, we can find the traditional three-feet plantation of the Cornicabra olive variety, with over 200 years old, and a new 100 Ha-plantation of Picual, Alfafara, Changlot, Royal Changlot, Arroniz, Pajarera and Coratina Olive varieties, all of them are very different but with a fertile rooted in the volcanic lands. The old Tempranillo Cencibel Vineyards has been extended in 60 Hectares, planting other clones ot the Tempranillo grape variety, certified by the Rioja (RJ-51), the Ribera del Duero (CL-79) and the Toro (CL306) Certified Apellations of Origin. We can also find other red grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Graciano) and white grape varieties (Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Verdejo, Albariño and Airen).
  • Main offer: Guided visit and tasting in the winery and mill, located in a privileged surroundings (Maar de Cervera and La Hiniesta Vulcanus). Mix gastronomy and nature.


• Price OLEOTOURISM: Adults: 19.00 €. Children: >6-12 yearts old 12€       • Price OLEOTOURISM+Tousts-Breakfast: Adult: 24.00 €. Children: >6-12 years old 15€.                        

• Price ENOTOURISM: Adults: 19.00 €. Children: >6-12 years old 12€    • Price COMBINED VISIT OLEO-ENOTOURISM: A 10% Discount.

  • Resident’s tip: Tie in the visit to this mill-winery with a walk to know the Maar of “la Hoya del Cervera”. It is placed inside the properties and it is one of the main natural monuments of the volcanic area named Calatrava Land. Very near of this mill-winery we can find the “Sacro Convento of Calatrava La Nueva” Cattle. last residence of the Calatrava Military Order, with an amazing panoramic view of the Calatrava Land.
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Olive Oil Interpretation Centre of the ``Campo de Calatrava`` Protected Apellation of Origin

  • Address: Calle Cervantes, 14. 13350. Moral de Calatrava (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening times:

Summer timetable 

– Frydays, from 17:00 until 21:00 hours.

– Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 until 14:00 and from 17:00 until 21:00 hours.

Winter timetable  

– Fridays, from 16:00 until 20:00 hours.

– Satudays and Sundays, from 10:00 until 14:00 and from 16:00 until 20:00 hours.

  • GPS: 38.829904, -3.58063
  • Phone: +34 926 33 01 10
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  • Access:   Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 3
  • Description: Located in a building popular known as “La Síndica”, it stands as a promoting, learning and leisuring space, with the aim of value the olive oil, one of the top rated products in the Calatrava Land. It is also intended to increase the knowledge of the olive oil Protected Apellation of Origin “Campo de Calatrava”. This building is also a learning place, with 5 interactive spaces, all of them designed for our visitors, where they can have fun while learning too.
  • Main Product: We can find a learning and interactive atmosphere which included an audiovisual room, an interactive play that test your knowledge about the olive oil, some infomative boards and a room for sensing and knacknowledging different aromas and flavours. A shop in the interpretative centre is also available for visitors.
  • Main offer: Guided visits for private or school groups, on request, from Monday to Friday (morning only). Guided tastings for groups (minimun 8 people). Booking e-mail
  • Resident’s tip: Highly recommended to visit in family. Tie in the visit to this interpretation centre with a walking tour around the historic centre of Moral de Calatrava, and if you have enough time, go to Valdepeñas, at only 19 km. far away.
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El Emparrao

  • Opening times:Available tastings at any time or weekday. Please ask for times and availability
  • Phone: +34 600 47 13 67
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  • Access:    
  • Languages: Spanish and English.
  • Level of interest: 4
  • Description: José Fernando Buitrón, “el Emparrao”, offers guided tastings of several products and organises gastronomic events
  • Main Products: It is offered guided tastings for groups of several products from La Mancha: wine, olive oil, cheese, Aubergine from Almagro, etc.

    This tastings are offered in different restaurants and spaces of the city, depending on the product and number of participants.

  • Main offer: Guided tasting “Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Calatrava Land”
  • Resident’s tip: Ideal activitiy for groups. Leave you to be adviced by this Manchega Gastronomy Guru
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Grupo Montes Norte

  • Address: Paseo del Prado, 2. 13001. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30 hours (closed Saturdays afternoon and Sundays)
  • GPS: 38.98594, -3.92974
  • Phone: +34 926 22 91 48 / 926 80 26 40
  • Email:
  • Web: go to main web
  • Access:   Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Description: Grupo Montes Norte is a second-grade cooperative set up to improve the business management of production, processing and marketing of its member cooperatives. The origin of its cooperatives dates back to 1915, with more than 7,500 families, who are part of this great project, and 6 cooperatives that have emerged from more than 30 mergers in the provinces of Ciudad Real and Badajoz, and which today constitute: Stmo. Cristo del Espíritu Santo, Nuestra Señora de la Fe, Almazarera la Encarnación, Oleovinícola La Laboreña, San Antonio Abad, Santo Cristo de la Antigua with olive oil mills, wineries and reception centres spread throughout both provinces.
  • Main products: It offers mainly extra virgin olive oil, wine and a wide range of quality products from La Mancha.
  • Main offer:

    Initiation Pack:

    • OLIVE OIL OR WINE TASTING, essential to learn to appreciate the great secrets of both products that, despite being so close to us in our daily lives, are for many people a perfect stranger.

    • DURATION – 1:30 hours

    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people.

    • 15€/person

Deluxe 2 in 1 Pack:

    • OLIVE OIL AND WINE TASTING. We start with an introduction to the world of oils and taste 2 varieties that will help us to realise the great possibilities of this product. We continue with the wines to taste a red and a white wine. We finish with some aperitifs.
    • DURATION – 2 hours
    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people.
    • 25€/person

Advanced Pack:

    • INDUSTRY VISIT (winery or oil Mill), where experts in the field will explain each of the processes that the product goes through from the moment of arrival straight to the production process.
    • OIL OR WINE TASTING After visiting the industry we will taste different wines or olive oils, depending on the chosen theme and a professional will explain the tasting phases to enjoy the product 100%.
    • DURATION – 2 hours
    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people. 30€/person
    • Large time available.
    • Prior registration
  • Resident’s tip: It is available a wide selection of products for gifts, scalable both in prices and qualities.

Mesón Octavio

  • Address: Calle Severo Ochoa, 6. 13005. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday, From 07:30 until 17:00 hours
  • GPS: 38.99721, -3.92645
  • Phone: +34 926 25 60 50
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  • Access: Accessibility
  • Languages: Español.
  • Description: The García Castro brother and sisters share the kitchen, dining room and bar, with a personalised service that comes from the heart. Its stoves prepare traditional market cuisine with Aurora’s own touches, its chef and soul of these stoves. José, at the counter, who welcomes customers, and then they are attended by Belén, oenologist and  front-of-house manager.

    They make their own wine, Soul and Life, which express their essence. They also have a personalised olive oil makes from their own olive groves, and even their own vermouth which will take you to an unforgettable experience

  • Main product: Specialized in La Mancha Cuisine and game meat. It is the only restaurant in the province of Ciudad Real that is awarded a Repsol Sun
  • Main offer: Traditional and creative cuisine, it is offered a tasting menu in which the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Toledo Mountains takes a special protagonism.
  • Resident’s tip: Don’t leave the Mesón Octavio without trying the culipardas (a popular name for the people of Ciudad Real), a sweet created by them and which is becoming the typical sweet of the city.
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La Soga Bar

  • Address: Avda. del Rey Santo, 3. 13001. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: De martes a sábados, de 12:00 a 17:00 y de 20:00 a 23:30 horas. Domingos sólo horario de mañanas.
  • GPS: 38.982242, -3.930156
  • Phone: +34 926 92 13 68
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  • Access:    Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 4
  • Description: The chef Álvaro Madrigal Galiana has attended the best hotel management schools, including the Hotel Management School of Toledo, working with the  best chefs, and completing internships in Spain and abroad. After four years specialitation studies at the Higher School of Gastronomy and Hotel Management, he remained there as a coach four years longer. 

    In his restaurant, La Soga Bar, with a peculiar aesthetic and decoration, offers an informal meal, with a reasonable prize and always using fresh food. Its tapas, ready meals, salads, traditional meats, etc. respect their own texture, flavour and nutritional values. Traditional cuisine (regarding recipes and products) but with an extra modern value, 

    Among its main specialities we can find tripes with chickpeas, “Pochas” (beans) with clams, “Pinesas” (local beans), marmitako (stew with tuna and potatoes) or game meat recipes.

  • Main products: Market cuisine, traditional stews and Manchega avant-garde cuisine
  • Main offer: Tasting Menu of 5 dishes, with Manchego Cheese and local olive oil, paired with excellent quality wines for 26.50 €
  • Resident’s tip: Taste one of its traditional stews
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Gloria Bendita Gourmet

  • Address: Calle Postas, 14. 13001. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 until 14:00 and from 18:00 until 20:30 hours (Saturdays only in morning time. Closed on Sundays)
  • GPS: 38.983917, -3.930995
  • Phone: +34 665 54 82 61
  • Email:
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  • Access:  
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 3
  • Description: Gourmet shop in the centre of Ciudad Real with a wide offert of local and traditional quality products
  • Main products: All kind of Manchego Cheese, gourmet products, iberian ham, wines, pulses,legumbres, marmalades, cured game meat, etc.
  • Resident’s tip: They prepare gift baskets with different local products, adaptable in prices
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