We are a proud 145 year old
family owned business

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow, produce and bottle the world’s finest organic extra virgin olive oils by growing flavorful, organic olives in the richest soils of Spain using the sustainable methods we started with 145 years ago.

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow, produce and bottle the world’s finest organic extra virgin olive oils by growing flavorful, organic olives in the richest soils of Spain using the sustainable methods we started with 145 years ago.

Our Vision

With our sustainable processes, we take pride in continuously honoring planet earth so that the next generation of our family and the next generation of consumers can also enjoy the same pure organic olive oils that we produce today from the same trees and soils.

Our 145 Year Story

Since 1872, our family has lovingly raised each and every olive tree in our grove. Our quest to produce extra virgin olive oil in the purest artisanal style began humbly with a primitive mill, powered by a mule. In the five generations since, we have remained devoted to producing the highest quality, most flavorful and purest organic extra virgin olive oil for our customers.

Adelaida Fernandez-Cuellar founded Garcia de la Cruz during a time when it was uncommon for women to work outside of the home. Here is the story of our company from generation to generation.

FIRST GENERATION
In 1872 Federico Serrano Fernandez-Negrete and Adelaida Fernandez-Cuellar, inherited an oil mill and soon after purchased 750 acres of land, filling it with olive trees. As her husband was an attorney and public administrator, Adelaida made the courageous decision to build a national business during a time when women were often restricted to domestic chores.

SECOND GENERATION DATE
Federico and Adelaida had three children, and in 1.931, it was their daughter, Guadelupe Serrano Fernandez-Cuellar, who took charge of the family business when her husband passed away. Her first investment was to modernize the mill and improve the production systems.

THIRD GENERATION
The tradition of women managing the family business continued into the third generation. In 1.943 Adela Aguilar Serrano, daughter of Guadelupe, took charge of the mill and continued to modernize the facilities. She passed responsibility for the mill on to Francisco, one of her twin sons.

FOURTH GENERATION
Francisco Garcia de la Cruz represents the fourth generation of the family business taking it over in 1.975. Due to an increase in demand and need for a larger space, the mill was moved from the center of town to its current location in 1980. By the time he retired, Francisco had planted thousands more olive trees and made sure production was handled with the best quality methods and raw materials.

FIFTH GENERATION
Sons of Francisco, Fernando García de la Cruz Pascual and Eusebio García de la Cruz Pascual took over the fifth generation in 2000. They expanded the family business into the international markets. Their desire to produce the highest quality extra virgin olive oils is reflected in the progressive conversion to organic farming—resulting in today’s 100% organic EVOO.

Origin & Production

The journey of our highest quality olive oil from Spain to your kitchen begins in our family-owned olive groves in the foothills of sunny Montes de Toledo.

This location provides the perfect climatic conditions and rich soil to produce olives that produce the high quality, flavor-rich, extra virgin olive oil we are known for. We grow a variety of olives including Cornicabra, Picual, Arbequina and Hojiblanca—all 100% organically grown.

We are careful stewards of the environment, so there are no pesticides or herbicides used in our groves.

Each tree is cared for based on its individual needs and carefully pruned after the harvest. The soil is tilled minimally, so as to not disrupt the special ecosystem of the groves.

We closely monitor our olives and then harvest at the optimal moment when the fruit is green to ensure superior quality extra virgin olive oil with highly nuanced flavors. These practices help guarantee the best quality year after year to deliver the finest olive oil to your table.

Upon harvest the fruit arrives at the mill where it is classified and the extraction process begins. After the olives are transformed, the oil is carefully stored in stainless steel vats until it is time to bottle. Everything is done on-site to ensure the highest quality allowing our oils to achieve organic certification.

Sustainability & Environment

At Garcia de la Cruz we are proud to produce 100% organic extra virgin olive oil and our commitment to taking care of the environment is a top priority. We use the most responsible and advanced agricultural techniques including monitored drip irrigation and fertigation, a drip fertilization technique, to care for our fields.

We believe in eliminating waste completely and that nothing should be lost, and everything is preserved. Our sustainable practices are based on the circular economy — we continuously recycle all of the organic matter generated in our olive groves. For example, after the oil is extracted from the olive, we are left with water, skin, pit and pulp. These leftover portions of the olive are composted and transformed naturally into organic fertilizers, which are then returned to the olive grove. Additionally, the pits are used as biofuel to heat our facilities.

Local Wildlife

Our brilliant olive grove landscape provides a safe haven for natural wildlife to take refuge—including many bird species and a beautiful Imperial eagle. It is common to spot him flying about, and because of this, our area has been officially classified as a special protection area for birds (known as ZEPA in Spain). It is important to our family to continue to preserve and nurture our land to ensure these birds and other flora and fauna remain in their natural habitats.

“THE EARTH GIVES TO US SO WE GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH”

Sustainability & the Environment

At Garcia de la Cruz we are proud to produce 100% organic extra virgin olive oil and our commitment to taking care of the environment is a top priority. We use the most responsible and advanced agricultural techniques including monitored drip irrigation and fertigation, a drip fertilization technique, to care for our fields.

We believe in eliminating waste completely and that nothing should be lost, and everything is preserved. Our sustainable practices are based on the circular economy — we continuously recycle all of the organic matter generated in our olive groves. For example, after the oil is extracted from the olive, we are left with water, skin, pit and pulp. These leftover portions of the olive are composted and transformed naturally into organic fertilizers, which are then returned to the olive grove. Additionally, the pits are used as biofuel to heat our facilities.

Local Wildlife

Our brilliant olive grove landscape provides a safe haven for natural wildlife to take refuge—including many bird species and a beautiful Imperial eagle. It is common to spot him flying about, and because of this, our area has been officially classified as a special protection area for birds (known as ZEPA in Spain). It is important to our family to continue to preserve and nurture our land to ensure these birds and other flora and fauna remain in their natural habitats.

“THE EARTH GIVES TO US SO WE GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH”

Our Olive Oils

All of our organic extra virgin olive oils are bursting with delicious rich flavor that will add flair to any recipe and enhance your cooking and dining experience.

Heritage

Each of these special edition organic olive oils are made from a single olive variety and deliver rich EVOO flavors that have been perfected for generations.
An exceptional blend of the best EVOO varieties from our region, this special edition is personally crafted by our Master Miller, and sold in one-of-a-kind showpiece packaging.

Prestige

Our Prestige oils have pure, distinctive flavors and come in beautiful one-of-a-kind, Garcia de la Cruz bottles that you’ll enjoy using and showcasing on your kitchen counter.
Created from organic olives harvested while green, this quality oil requires more fruit per bottle due to the minimal juice available in early harvest olives.
You’ll savor every drop! flavor that will add flair to any recipe and enhance your cooking and dining experience.

Essential

From olives harvested at the peak of their ripeness, this versatile blend of organic EVOO is perfect for your favorite dressings, cooked dishes, or simply dipping with fresh bread.
This is a must-have for every kitchen– you’ll never want to run out.

Heritage

Each of these special edition organic olive oils are made from a single olive variety and deliver rich EVOO flavors that have been perfected for generations. Crafted by our fifth generation Master Miller in beautifully designed bottles, you’ll experience flavors from organic Arbequina, Cornicabra, Picual or Hojiblanca olives. These superb oils are the special ingredient that will enhance your favorite dishes.

Prestige

Our Prestige oils have pure, distinctive flavors and come in beautiful one-of-a-kind, Garcia de la Cruz bottles that you’ll enjoy using and showcasing on your kitchen counter. Created from organic olives harvested while green, this quality oil requires more fruit per bottle due to the minimal juice available in early harvest olives. You’ll savor every drop!
flavor that will add flair to any recipe and enhance your cooking and dining experience.

Essential

From olives harvested at the peak of their ripeness, this versatile blend of organic EVOO is perfect for your favorite dressings, cooked dishes, or simply dipping with fresh bread. This is a must-have for every kitchen– you’ll never want to run out.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with High content of Omega 3

Selected Organic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
enriched with Omega 3
based on Organic Virgin Oil
from Chia.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with High content of Omega 3

Selected Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil enriched with Omega 3 based on Organic Virgin Oil from Chia.

WHAT IS IT?

We have developed one of the healthiest oil in the world. It is a functional food made with organic virgin oils obtained from a “cold extraction” process, (natural juices), with selective positive effects on several human body functions, having beneficial effects for health, either improving or reducing the risk of various diseases.

PRODUCT

Organic extra virgin olive oil specially selected with the maximum content of polyphenols and oleocanthal. In addition, this product has been enriched with Omega 3 from virgin organic chia oil, the major vegetable source of Omega 3.
With this combination we obtain a completely natural product (virgin) with beneficial properties for health, since the healthy properties of Organic EVOO are increased by those of virgin chia oil.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid (that the human body cannot produce on its own) therefore, it is necessary to ingest it with the foods of our daily diet so that our organism works correctly.
This new product is enriched with ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), from which the body is able to transform it into EPA and DHA (components called omega 3).

COMPOSITION

The following table shows a comparison between the average values of reference in a standard EVOO and those developed in our extra virgin olive oil enriched with Omega 3.
We have taken into account Polyphenols, Oleocanthal and Omega 3 (ALA):

POLYPHENOLS:

Compound with antioxidant activity

OLEOCANTHAL:

Composed of the family of polyphenols with anti-inflammatory activity

 

OMEGA3:

Essential fatty acid and prevents cardiovascular diseases

 

PROPERTIES: WHY CONSUME THIS PRODUCT?

Because it contains all the virtues of an organic extra virgin olive oil in its maximum degree and also, enriched with Omega 3 from the virgin oil of Chia.

Because it is the healthiest oil that can be consumed: ORGANIC AND VEGAN.

Polyphenols and Oleocanthal

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-carcinogenic properties.
  • It helps to delay the aging process, helping to combat the oxidative action of free radicals.
  • Reduces inflammation, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It is effective against Alzheimer's

Omega 3

  • Prevents cardiovascular diseases
  • Achieve the balance with the Omega 6: currently there is an excess of its consumption and deficiency of Omega 3.

The health benefits of this product are due to its healthy profile in fatty acids and high content of Omega3 and phenolic.

Health Benefits

Cooking with 100% organic extra virgin olive oil makes all of your favorite dishes taste great and has many health benefits:

• Olive oil can help prevent cardiovascular disease and assists in the regulation of cholesterol levels due to its high monounsaturated fat content. It has been shown to reduce LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels, according to The Mayo Clinic.

• It’s vitamin D rich, so it protects your bones by stimulating absorption of calcium, helping to regulate the levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Vitamin A in olive oil contributes to the maintenance of soft and bony tissue.

• Olive oil contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage. Some polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory properties.

• EVOO is one of nature’s best beauty secrets due to its anti-aging properties that protect and soothe the skin.

The EVOO Advantage

Extra virgin olive oil is made from pure, cold-pressed olives, while other olive oils are often blends that include both cold-pressed and processed oils that may contain chemicals.

Our olives are ground into a paste, then pressed to extract the oil. This “cold-pressed” process doesn’t include heat or chemicals. While it’s a more time-consuming process, the resulting extra virgin organic olive oil is of the highest quality and purity.

Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world with more than 300 million olive trees covering an area of five million acres. Spanish olives are highly prized for their outstanding flavor.

Contact us

NEW YORK
Eusebio García de la Cruz
export@garciadelacruz.us
+1 (347) 824-3557

PORTLAND
Michael McCowan
consultant@garciadelacruz.com
+1 (971) 344-2782
Isabella Ovalle
marketing.sales@garciadelacruz.com
+1 (503) 803-5012