Our Producers

Our Producer:Veronica & Joachim Santos-Lima

In 1985, Veronica and Joachim Santos Lima returned to Portugal after completing their studies in North America. A house awaited them, and it was not just any house. This house was once owned by the great Alexandre Herculano: writer and originator of the Azeite Herculano, an olive oil that was showered with medals at the end of the 19th century, and in particular at the Paris World's Fair in 1878. Then, for the next ten years, Joachim and Veronica planted new orchards, cut the old ones, supervised each olive from the branch to the mill, and worked 360 days a year to give back to the "Valley of the Wolves", a premier olive oil.