Much of “Herdade Paço do Conde” is located between the remains of an old Roman castle next to the Guadiana river and the ancient Roman city of “Vilares”. Herdade Paço do Conde has been in the possession of the Castelo Branco family for more than three centuries. The origin of one of the oldest agricultural companies in the country, founded in 1928 under the name Sociedade Agrícola Paço do Conde, is ensured today with the management of the current owners, José António Ferrão Castelo Branco, Luís Miguel Ferrão Castelo Branco and Maria Luísa Castelo Branco Schmidt, the grandchildren of the founder.
The mother house was divided giving rise to several companies, of which the owners are partners. The three partners are owners of a set of distinct agricultural companies, which constitute the Paço do Conde Group, and are currently responsible for the exploration of about 4,000 hectares of agricultural area on the banks of the Guadiana River, South Alentejo, Southern Portugal. The passion for olive oil leads the Herdade Paço do Conde to produce and look for the highest quality. This time with 1500 ha and gained experience, the Herdade Paço do Conde launches a unique selection of a single top quality olive oil.
- Won bronze in the 2018 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition
- Technical File:
Producer: Soc. Exploration and Agricultural Management
Varieties: 100% Picual
Olive grove area: 1,900 ha
Type of Soil: Loamy Loam
Longevity: Up to 2 years
Maximum acidity: 0.3%
Product size: 500mL