The “Melgarejo” Extra Virgin Olive Oil is considered as one of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world by expert tasters of the strictest panels.
The deep knowledge of the product and its development, as well as a passion for offering exceptional quality extra virgin olive oils to exquisite palate, have made the dream come true.
Currently, Melgarejo contributes to the socio-economic and cultural development of this region. They are a team of highly qualified experts who combine innovative technology with a real respect for tradition and history.
All their products, from the most basic ranges to the Premium oils- made of different olive varieties, are recommended for any culinary project, obtaining dishes with a healthier and enriching character in every way.
The development, commitment, enthusiasm for a well done job and the passion which they produce their oils with, have made Melgarejo to be rewarded with numerous awards at the most prestigious national and international olive oil contests.
Always looking forward, with a strong commitment and concern for research, development and innovation, they are permanently improving the quality of their oils, trying to give the most effective service to their customers. Now, their products are offered through this website, with a fast and effective answer, making it convenient, from the mill to your door anywhere.
The mill has been evolving over the years. Since 1998 we have a new mill and a bottling plant with the latest technologies used today in the olive oil industry, all in an extension of one acre.
All this provides the excellent conditions of preservation and bottling we need, in order to offer the market a product of the highest quality.
It all began back in 1780 when our great-great-grandfather in facilities of 1,000 square meters and a machinery of the time, consisting of a millstone and a beam press, led to what today is one of the most prestigious and veteran olive oil companies of the area, in whose charge his granddaughter, and later their grandchildren, the current owners of the mill continued.
In order to follow the activity pursued for more than two centuries by our ancestors, our parents, Francisco Melgarejo and Juana Cordero, set up Aceites Campoliva, SL in 1995 and it is now in our hands to go on with the legacy that they left us.
The excellent quality of our oils comes from the unique conditions of climate and soil where we grow our olive trees. Our mill is located in Pegalajar (Jaén), where there are traces of settlement since prehistoric times. In the Muslim era, it was a border, being a mandatory crossing for those nations who lived across the Iberian Peninsula. This territory was also a place where they had a commercial activity and paid the taxes for their trading transactions. There is some documentation from that era which proves the Cuchillejo (the most important olive grove of our family) as the spot where those taxes were paid. Besides, there are some evidences that show the existence (back in the XV century) of one of the first olive mills in the area.
The mill has been evolving over the years. Since 1998 they have a new mill and a bottling plant with the latest technologies used today in the olive oil industry, all in an extension of one acre.nd tasting by a qualified panel of experts. Seal-Certified olive oil also comes from olives that are mechanically extracted without chemicals or excessive heat. As stated by the COOC, “Trust the Seal - Your Extra Virgin Guarantee.” Any oil that does not bear the seal has no guarantee that it has been tested to meet any standards at all as there is currently no mandatory testing for quality of olive oil sold in the United States.
Boundary Bend Limited, established in 1998, is a leading player in the global ‘modern’ olive industry and is Australia’s largest olive farmer and producer of extra virgin olive oil.
They own 2.2 million producing trees on over 6,278 hectares of pristine Australian farmland. Our world class olive groves, located in the Murray Valley region of north-west Victoria, are flagship groves in the Australian industry and have been awarded ‘Olive Grove of the Year’ by the Australian Olive Association in 2005 and 2008.
They are the leading marketer of premium Australian extra virgin olive oil and own Australia’s two top-selling homegrown olive oil brands, Cobram Estate and Red Island. We are also a manufacturer of olive harvesters, owners of Australia’s largest olive tree nursery and olive oil bottling, storage and laboratory facility, and innovators in all aspects of the “new world” olive industry.
In July of 2014, Boundary Bend purchased a 9 acre industrial property in Woodland California for the construction of an olive oil mill, bottling facilities, olive oil laboratory, and administrative offices. This site will serve as the initial production facility for Boundary Bend in California. Subsequent facilities are planned in other areas of the state as production volumes increase. The city of Woodland was selected due to its geographic proximity as an agricultural hub and is ideally located for transportation of products to the West Coast and broader US market. The launch of US operations comes after several years of analysis of the rapidly growing US market, and aligns with the companies mission to produce high quality, locally grown Extra Virgin olive oils in key markets. US consumers are showing a preference for higher quality Extra Virgin olive oils as a healthy enhancement to their everyday culinary experience.
At Boundary Bend we believe we can replicate the success of the vertically integrated Australian business model in the US, taking a conservative, sustainable, and long term approach to the development of the US business strategy. We are excited by the tremendous success achieved to date by the Californian olive industry and look forward to working with the growers and processors to grow the demand for high quality Californian Extra Virgin olive oils.
With an unwavering focus on quality, innovation and customer satisfaction through all facets of the business, Boundary Bend is rapidly developing a global reputation as one of the leading players in the modern olive industry. Critical to our success has been our ability to consistently produce premium quality extra virgin olive oil in large and growing quantities.
The result is a business that is unsurpassed in the olive industry and is gaining recognition as a significant player in the international industry.