Oil mills in the province of Alicante

In the province of Alicante you can find many oil mills working with the traditional systems by “pressing” the olives to get its golden treasure, and other ones more modern mills (the vast majority) that will use “centrifuging” systems to extract oil from olives.

Harvesting olive trees and production process of olive oil into mills of the province of Alicante normally begins around October and November, and lasts until December and January (it depend each year, areas and olive variety).

Almazara (from the arabic المعصرة, al-maʿṣara, «the press») is the place, mill or industry, where the oil is obtained from olives.