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Amble through the Groves

  • Barone Pastore
  • Il Fico
  • Nonno Tato
  • Feudo Marchesa
  • Aleandri
  • Bestagno
Barone Pastore

Barone Pastore grove map

This organic grove is just outside Alcamo, on the Trapanese coast of Sicily and has views of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north and the Zingaro Natural Reserve to the west. Named after the once powerful Baron Pastore, a prominent figure of the Sicilian 19th century political scene who once owned the surrounding land. Many of the olive trees on the grove are now over 80 years old and are are flourishing under Saverio's tending hands. 

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The trees grow the Cerasuola olive cultivar which produce an oil that is high in polyphenols with a medium fruity profile and the taste of just-cut grass, artichokes and tomatoes. 

Barone Pastore Saverio Profile

Meet Saverio

A Sicilian who is passionate about olive oil, wine, fruit and all things organic. Saverio also runs his organic vineyard which neighbours the olive grove.

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Il Fico

Il Fico grove map

This organic grove is near the small village of Fico, on the Trapanese coast of Sicily; to the north is the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the west, the Zingaro Nature Reserve. The 300 olive trees cohabit the organic farm with an array of fruits including white & black plums, apricots, figs, pears, oranges, lemons, and grapes. It's a pretty good spot to be an olive tree. 

Il Fico extra virgin olive oil

The oil is green with golden highlights, a nose the herbal tones, and a taste that is fruity with a slight kick. The varieties are Cerasuola, nocellara and biancolilla, which are the 3 varieties which make up the DOP 'Valli Trapanesi'. They complement each other so well in the combination they've won prizes around the world, one varietal gives flavour, one fruitiness and the third the refining taste.

Il Fico Nicola Profile portrait


Originally a young Sicilian computer engineer, Nicola grew tired of working only with computers and away from nature, so decided to get back to it by managing and growing his family's lands producing organic olive oil, natural wine and honey.

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Nonno Tato

Nonno Tato grove map

This is an organically farmed and family run grove located in the beautiful Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily. The land all around the grove originally belonged to Agnese’s grandfather who passed it down to 9 children; this piece fell to Agnese’s father who planted the olive grove 35 years ago. Agnese now runs the grove which is named after her grandfather who she affectionately called Nonno Tato’. Although much of the oil produced is enjoyed by the family, Agnese has set aside 200 trees for adoptions with Nudo. 

Nonno Tato extra virgin olive oil

This oil has a delicate aroma of tomatoes, apple and banana, with many fresh green tones and a dried fruit finish. The varieties are Carolea and Nocellara.

Nonno Tato Agnese Profile


Agnese's great grandfather was known as 'Cavaliere del lavoro' (Knight of work), and she is passionately following in his footsteps. 

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Feudo Marchesa

Feudo Marchesa grove map

This Sicilian grove lies halfway between the Ionian sea and the Iblean mountains, near the historic city of Siracuse. The land has been in Francesca's family for years, growing olives alongside their prized lemons and potatoes. They combine traditional methods with the newest technology putting them at the forefront of olive farming and extra virgin olive oil production.

Feudo Marchesa extra virgin olive oil

Francesca's trees grow olive varieties Cerasuola, Nocellara Etnea and Nocellara del Belice, which are all native to Sicily. They make an oil that is grassy green with hints of herbs and crunchy bell pepper. 

Feudo Marchesa Francesca profile


Francesca moved back from Milan to her family home with a mission to produce the very best olive oil around. She's taking the olive farming world by storm with her modern approach and scrupulous attention to detail.

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Aleandri grove map

This organic olive grove is situated near Offida, Le Marche, and run by Tiziano who several years ago saved the abandoned grove and brought the trees back to life. The rejuvenated trees now look out over rolling hills of vineyards which the area is most known for, however don't let that fool you as Le Marche is one of the oldest olive cultivation areas in Italy, supplying oil to Rome during the time of the Roman Empire. 

Aleandri extra virgin olive oil

The trees on the Aleandri grove are Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Moraiolo, Maurino varieties. They produce organic oil with tastes of grass and herbs, with a peppery finish. 

Aleandri Tiziano profile portrait

Meet Tiziano Aleandri

Tiziano is both an olive tree pruning champion and a professional extra virgin olive oil taster. So he sure knows his stuff. His pruning talents brought the trees back from bare trunks and branches to high producing full foliage and his in depth knowledge of taste, quality, and milling produces an exceptional extra virgin olive oil.


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Bestagno grove map

Located in Liguria, Bestagno is Nudo's own olive grove run by director Katharine and her son Toby. Set back from the sea in the foothills of the Italian Alps, Bestagno is a classic Ligurian grove with the trees growing on terraced land in a steep valley. The once abandoned grove which they are bringing back to life, is also surrounding the romantic ruin of Castello di Bestagno. Well worth a visit. Read the Bestagno story here

Bestagno extra virgin olive oil

Bestagno grows Taggiasca olives, the characteristic cultivar of Liguria and famous for its delicate flavour with a taste of herbs and crunchy bell pepper. Bestagno's extra virgin olive oil is Award winning, receiving a gold star at the 2019 Great Taste Awards for a food which delivers fine flavours, "simply delicious".

Toby Bestagno olive grove Liguria
Meet Toby

Toby has always had a love for the outdoors and Italian foods, from a young age relishing pasta, pesto, lemons, olives and olive oil. As a young man with severe autism olive farming has greatly improved his life by being able to spend his time outdoors and in such a supportive community. His love of everything olives shines through in the grove and the olive oil they produce. 

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