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Rafael Alonso Aguilera Sl


Oro del Desierto is a family business dedicated to olive cultivation and the production and bottling of extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality.

On our estates there are 25,000 Olives of different varieties (Arbequina, Lechín, Hojiblanca and Picual) and ages as well as plantation frames. Harvesting is done by combining manual collection by hand (from traditional olive groves and younger seedlings) and mechanized harvesting of trees over 6 years of age in an intensive setting. All farms have been certified under organic production standards since 1995.

Our extra virgin olive oil is made exclusively from olives from our own estates, in less than 8 hours from the collection they are brought to the mill of the company itself daily. We produce by cold extraction at less than 27ºC and centrifugation in 2 phases. Once produced it is filtered and stored in stainless steel tanks with an inert atmosphere to prevent oxidation. We make an organoleptic selection of our best batches to be bottled in the property under the brand Oro del Desierto.

Our product has received more than 185 prestigious awards nationally and internationally since 2003 and is currently successfully positioned in 27 countries to which more than half of the company's high quality and limited production is exported.

In our estates and in the mill we combine technology, tradition and renewable energies, all in a sustainable way. Our company is a pioneer in closing productive cycles with the maximum use, since all the waste obtained is reintegrated into the process, transforming them into by-products that are used in the farm and the factory, for example we use the solid waste to produce natural organic compost which is used as fertilizer in the estates. In addition, 100% of the energy used is of solar origin and therefore renewable.

Our activity is also complemented by a Museum-Restaurant located in an old Mill of the early twentieth century and bioclimatic rural accommodations. In addition, the company has a number of R & D projects under development with universities and technological companies. This information can be expanded at


Pipirrana del Desierto

Ingredientes: Pimientos Verdes Secos, Tomate, Cebolla, Bacalao, Atún, Aceitunas Negras y Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra Oro del Desierto.

Hidratar los pimientos con una leve cocción para eliminar el exceso de sal, pelar el tomate y trocearlo, poner ambos en una fuente.

Picar la Cebolla muy fina, desmenuzar el bacalao y el atún y añadirlos a la ensalada por encima, añadir las aceitunas, sal al gusto y un buen chorro de Aceite de oliva Vírgen Extra Picual que acompaña excelentemente al plato con su frutado dulce con un leve toque de amargor.

Es una ensalada sencilla y muy sabrosa

Pipirrana of the Desert

Ingredients: Dried Green Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Cod, Tuna fish, Black Olives and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Oro del Desierto Picual.

Hydrate the peppers with a light baking to remove the excess salt, peel the tomato and chop it, put both in a dish.

Chop the onion very finely, crumble the cod and tuna and add them to the salad on top, add the olives, salt to taste and a good pour of extra virgin olive oil Picual that accompanies the dish with its fruity spicy with a mild touch of bitterness.

It is a simple and very tasty salad.


Rafael Alonso Aguilera. President

Rafael Alonso Barrau. Export manager

Juan José Alonso Barrau. Production manager

Monica Cabello Martínez. Account manager
Tel: +34 950611707

Maria del Mar Roca. Orders and 2nd office manager
Tel: +34 950611707

Commercial Office and mill adress:

Rafael Alonso Aguilera S.L.

Ctra N340a km 474

04200 Tabernas (Almería) Spain

Tel: +34 950611707/Fax: +34 950611832


Olive Oil Academy
by Gruppo IRVEA
Via Verdi, 2 - C.C.I.A.A. - 43100 Parma (PR) - Italy

Tel. +39 0521 184 1531
Fax. +39 0521 148 0029