One of the worlds exceptional extra virgin olive oil is produced and bottled at a single estate in the historic Tras-os-Montes region of the Douro Valley, Portugal. Prized for it's aroma and richness of flavor, Esplendido Douro has won gold medals for best in class. The unique rocky terrain with the diverse climate in this protected growing area is ideal for growing olives. We have cultivated olives here
for 400 years. That's experience!
The golden green oil is exceptionally fragrant with a spicy peppery finish.
The secret ingredient to every dish.
- Bom Apetite -
- est. 2015 -
At Esplendido Douro we pick our blend of 4 olives at their optimum ripeness to produce a rich and fruity extra virgin olive oil with a supreme taste, perfect balance and harmony.
"I’ve lost track of the number of olive oils we have been asked to taste. Most are good, often expensive, but still just "good." Occasionally we see one that is exceptional, such as here, and that’s when we get excited. At the end of the day, our food is only as good as the ingredients we select. This oil from Esplendido Douro has a delightful spicy note, without being bitter. It is delicious right out of the palm of my hand!"
— Chef Ken Frank, owner and chef of the Michelin starred restaurant La Toque.
"I have used olive oil through the years from so many countries, including the U.S., but I have never had Portuguese olive oil before. It has surprising and welcomed multiple layers of distinctive taste that I have not found in those other olive oils. This is now my favorite for cooking, for salad dressing, for seasoning and, the gold standard, together with balsamic vinegar, for dipping good bread."
— Janet Bossom, Seattle foodie
Rich and robust with superior taste
The golden-green oil is exceptionally fragrant with grassy notes, with a spicy taste and a pleasantly peppery finish. Use in vinaigrettes, as a dip for crusty breads, and as a finishing drizzle for grilled foods and crisp-tender vegetables. Ideal for fresh fish and meats.
Olive oil is know for it's many health benefits, and at Esplendido Douro we love sharing this information in our blog. We are committed to helping customers live a healthy life style and share recipes and ideas on our Instagram and facebook sites.
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This exquisite 100% single-estate extra-virgin olive oil comes from the historic Tras-os-Montes in Portugal, situated high in the hills overlooking the Douro valley. Because the area's soil and microclimate are ideal for growing olives, the estate’s land has been cultivated for more than a thousand years. Grown without pesticides, the fruit is hand picked early in the season and immediately cold-pressed to retain its deep fruity flavors and the fresh and spicy aromas. Four classic varietals are used to produce this perfectly balanced oil:
HARD SOIL that suits our WORK ETHIC and our OLIVES perfectly.
The Douro Valley in Portugal is a part of one of the country’s six Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) zones, a classification that ensures the highest standards in olive oil selection, harvesting, and processing. Combining the area’s unique climate and soil, centuries of growing and harvesting experience, as well as state of the art pressing and bottling technology, this region delivers one of the world’s finest, low-acidic, naturally flavorful olive oils.
Traditionally grown olive groves in the Douro Superior Valley produce the best
tended olives, carefully selected, picked by hand at the perfect maturity. During the late 18thcentury, most of the country’s vineyards were decimated by small lice called Phylloxera. Olive trees were planted to replace the lost income from wine. Fortuitously, olive trees flourished with some of the finest varietals in the world, now recognized globally. Our grower has won Gold Medal and top awards at international olive oil tasting competitions, such as those in New York, Denmark, China and Portugal
"THE BEST OLIVE OIL TASTES LIKE AN OLIVE”
— Filomena, Lisbon
Celebrating food, family, and festivities
- Felicidades e Saùde -
Esplendido Douro is dedicated not only to increasing awareness of the Douro Valley’s unique produce, but we are also committed to educating consumers about olive oil’s health benefits and taste. An important component of enhancing the consumer experience is to broaden our customers’ understanding of extra virgin olive oil’s many uses and provide a greater knowledge of pairings and recipes (especially Portuguese).
Moreover, our goal is to heighten the experience and enjoyment by consumers with tasting instructions and materials, allowing our customers to deepen their appreciation of quality olive oil products and increase their sophistication in capturing distinct taste, aroma, and color. Our marketing education program is based on our belief that superior olive oil contributes to healthy and happy living, captured by the Portuguese expression “felicidades e saùde,” or “happiness and health.” Once consumers learn how to properly use and taste quality extra virgin olive oil, market studies have confirmed that they become repeat and loyal buyer
Our mission is to:
Deliver superior quality olive oil and olive products from the Douro Valley to our customers.
Promote the consistency and highest standards of Douro Valley growers.
Support healthy lifestyles and educate consumers about olive oil’s benefits.
Inform our customers and channel partners about how superior olive oil is produced and what makes our products so unique.
Values & Guiding Principals
We are a company that represents quality, authenticity, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and we celebrate healthy lifestyles. We are committed to the Douro Valley growers, promoting the region’s unique growing conditions, rigorous standards and sustainable practices. Azeite Esplêndido will not violate, adulterate, or alter this premium quality product.
As a company, we look to bring “felicidades e saúde” to our daily work, celebrating the food, family, and festivities of both US and Portuguese cultures in which we operate. We approach our work with a positive, “can do” attitude and engage all of our stakeholders with open and honest communications and patience. Recognizing that we are stakeholders in a larger global community, we have set an objective to give back to our communities