L'Olivera Cooperativa

At L'Olivera we grow grapes and olives and make wines and oils meant to express the place they come from: an origin, a land and a population who interpret it by making these products. Our various estates are located on dry land and cultivated following the criteria of organic agriculture. We are a social integration cooperative whose members are people with difficulties who participate actively in the entire process. Furthermore we are convinced that work is a vital and emotional experience. We began this adventure in 1974 in Vallbona de les Monges, in rural Catalonia. We are committed to working on a human scale, carrying out many tasks manually in the fields, the winery and the mill, as well as applying the appropriate knowledge and techniques. The outcome of this labour is a range of different wines and oils which we invite you to savour and enjoy. We currently are 40 members and this number includes employees.
Tourism Attractiveness 
We arrange visits all year round, during which our Enotourism team outlines our project to the visitors. We have different kinds of visits which can be purchased at fair fares. These range from a simple visit to the cellar to a breakfast in the vineyards, together with a wine and oil tasting. These visits are carried in Vallbona de les Monges. However this year we are starting to offer visits in Can Calopa too. During 2013 we welcomed more than 2000 visitors.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture 
Every year we promote visits exchanges among cooperatives at both local and international level, so that our members can mutually learn from each other.
Mother tongue 
Catalan, Spanish
Languages spoken 
Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese.
Availability for visits 
on a weekly basis
It is always best to contact us before visiting the site
Transports 
Car (good road connection)
Other facilities 
coffee bar
Facilities for Disabled people 
ramps for wheelchairs
reserved parking spaces
adapted doorways
toilet facilities
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