Live the experience of an age-old tradition
The olive oil history of Hacienda Guzmán dates back more than five centuries, when Hernando Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus, exported the olive oil produced at the Hacienda to the Americas.
Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, each of the three towers of the hacienda housed a beam mill, making it one of the largest olive oil factories in the world. Today, Hacienda Guzmán, which has a mill and a mahogany beam of 15 metres in length dating from the 17th century, offers a faithful recreation of the traditional process and is a reflection of the reality of the current olive sector. with innovative facilities that allow the most select olive oil to be produced.
Hacienda Guzmán opens the door to a leading centre for oleotourism. Visit its facilities and you will appreciate the extraordinary richness and complexity of the world of olive oil in an unparalleled environment.
Hacienda Guzmán is home to one of the largest olive museums in the world. More than 150 varieties from 13 countries allow us to appreciate the extraordinary richness and complexity of the world of olive oil.
THE MANOR COURTYARD
This is the heart of the property and was reserved for social use. Throughout history, many characters have been connected with this place, including Carlos III and Fernando VI, who came to enjoy the surroundings.
A paved, sloping space where the olives used to be collected for days before being ground in the mill.
18TH CENTURY OIL MILL
The original oil mill has been restored in one of the towers that were part of the hacienda. The human or livestock-drawn mill and beam mill are unique pieces that demonstrate the system of obtaining olive oil between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In the third courtyard of the hacienda are the stables for the purebred Spanish horses, nowadays the object of praise for their special and beautiful physique and majestic form of dancing.
This courtyard also has a carriage museum that houses a private collection of original coaches from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Hacienda Guzmán has Arab gardens and a traditional pool that were the old main entrance to the hacienda. The symmetry of the towers in this Baroque style building from the 18th century shows the importance of aesthetics in the buildings of the time.
HG OIL MILL
Consisting of three independent and high precision mills, it allows milling to be carried on the basis of olive varieties and with an exhaustive monitoring both of the milling time and the temperature to which the olives are subjected during the process. The result is an EVOO of the highest quality.
R & D CENTRE
The experimental mill is located next to the HG mill and is used in the research into each one of the specimens in the Olive Museum. This work allows us to better understand the characteristics, adaptability and evolution of the more than 150 varieties of olive trees in the museum.
Inside this olive grove, there is a shop where you can find the exclusive HG oils from the latest harvest, as well as other products related to the brand.
Our four varieties are available both in the hacienda store itself and in our online store.
VISIT HACIENDA GUZMÁN
Discover the world of Olive Oil
The trajectory of Hacienda Guzman as a centre of production for olive oil for over 500 years informs visitors about the culture, history and traditions linked to the olive sector. It therefore values the consumption of extra virgin olive oil as the basis of our gastronomy and cultural identity in Andalusia.
For this reason, the visits are managed by the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation, an institution based at the hacienda whose objective is the promotion of the development of the Andalusian olive sector, guaranteeing its survival over time.
In addition to promoting oleotourism, the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation is working towards securing a UNESCO declaration of World Heritage for the Andalusian olive grove landscape.