SAN GIULIANO | sustainable olive farms
world-class extra virgin | Sardinia, Italy (Sardegna)
No. 1 Italian Olive Oil Maker Embraces Ultrasound Technology
for Production of San Giuliano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Since 1916, Domenico Manca S.p.A. champions a vertically integrated
orchard-to-bottle business model. Its brand SAN GIULIANO is namesake for the lands
its nearly 200,000 olive trees live, and where its fruits are cultivated, pressed, and bottled.
Located within minutes of the Mediterranean Sea on the northwest coast of Sardinia,
the San Giuliano Estates present geologic and climate compositions that promote a
thriving ecosystem for olive cultivating. Its model of growing, milling, and producing
in one place ensures rigorous standards of excellence are met year after year.
Behind the brand is the Manca family and their team who, over a century, have perfected
the timing of harvests and blending of cultivars while continuing to invest in
sustainable, state-of-the-art farming and mill technologies.
SAN GIULIANO is Sardinia, Itay's best-selling brand of EVOO, and the company
regularly receives top honors around the globe; most recently from international
competitions hosted in Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA.
ExcellenceFromOlives.com is operated by San Giuliano North America
and is managed by our United States and Canadian teams working
to make our foods more accessible. We invite you to be a part of our journey!
Contact our North American representatives here.
What makes San Giuliano different?
For over a century, San Giuliano meticulously farms and produces EVOO from their estates located on the northwestern coast of the Italian blue-zone island of Sardinia, Italy. The focus will always be quality over quantity, resulting in distinctly delicious, antioxidant-rich EVOO.
How does San Giuliano make EVOO?
San Giuliano harvests at specific moments throughout the fall and winter seasons to obtain particular flavor profiles (the earlier the harvest, the less yield of oil, but more pronounced nuances in the olive fruit and higher content of polyphenols). The olives are then immediately cold-rinsed, cold-pressed; its pulp is separated from the juice using a natural process, and then the water by-product and olive pits are re-purposed to produce biofuel and skincare products.
The oil is then stored in climate-controlled stainless steel tanks for bottling on-demand.
What makes EVOO so great?
EVOO brings a complex harmony of flavor and texture to foods while being a highly versatile staple in the cooking and seasoning of countless cuisines. At the core of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil has been around for over 4,000 years. EVOO also delivers monosaturated "good" fats, vitamins, and powerful micronutrients to the cardiovascular system.
Can you cook or fry with EVOO?
Yes. EVOO has a smoke point of up to 410 Fahrenheit / 210 Celcius. Studies show that when sautéing with extra virgin olive oil, the bioactive compounds from foods like tomatoes, onions, and garlic migrate to the oil and are absorbed in greater amounts by the body.
How nutritious is extra virgin olive oil?
EVOO contains micronutrients, vitamins A &K, and is high in monosaturated fatty acids (and when substituted for monounsaturated fats, helps lower "bad" LDL cholesterol). The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil add benefits beyond cholesterol lowering.
Where do I find San Giuliano EVOO?
We are working on a retail store locator for North America, but in the meantime please email us your city at email@example.com and we'll locate your nearest retailer.
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