“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops,
but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
We produce the majority of what we eat on the farm, and sell the surplus.
Ecological vegetable huertas are in production year-round, we also have a great variety of seasonal fruit from the Pero de Ronda, an old and rare local variety of apple, to peaches, apricots, pears, quince, figs, chestnuts, plums, cherries, and oranges. We keep hens for eggs, and bees for honey, as well as sheep and goats for milk and cheese.
A medicinal garden, modelled on old monastery gardens which served as living pharmacies, contains over 200 species of healing, calming, invigorating plants, used in food and infusions (as well as lotions and balms).
Our olives are hand-picked and pressed within hours on the farm at our own mill. We produce approximately 800 litres of extra virgin olive oil a year. We also harvest hundreds of kilos of almonds for almond milk and oil as well as eating.
We have produced several award-winning wines on a 3-hectare vineyard however in 2013 we decided to step back, change the orientation of the rows, and start again stronger. We currently grow Petit Verdot and Blaufränkisch to produce excellent red and rosé wines, and future plans are to extend the vineyard extensively and focus on growing local grape varieties.
The Serranía de Ronda has the soil and climate to become one of Spain’s foremost wine growing regions along with excellent winemakers. The Romans brought vines to the nearby settlement of Acinipo 2000 years ago, but the culture died out when they left, only revived with the arrival of German winemaker, F Schatz. Ronda finally received its denominacion de origin in 2001.