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About Us

Castillo de Canena

Castillo de Canena is a family business linked to the world of olive oil since 1780.

More than two centuries of history and learning as oil producers in which, together with a firm commitment to excellence, quality, sustainability and innovation, we have managed to become world leaders in the Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil sector.

We are siblings Rosa and Francisco Vañó and in 2003, being at the time senior managers of multinational companies such as Coca-Cola and Banco de Santander, we decided to change our direction and embark fully on the project of transforming the family business of olive oil production, marketed as bulk oil, into a new Castillo de Canena: a modern company, focused on the creation of a high-end EVOO brand with a spirit of innovation.

Castillo de Canena is a family business linked to the world of olive oil since 1780.

More than two centuries of history and learning as oil producers in which, together with a firm commitment to excellence, quality, sustainability and innovation, we have managed to become world leaders in the Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil sector.

We are siblings Rosa and Francisco Vañó and in 2003, being at the time senior managers of multinational companies such as Coca-Cola and Banco de Santander, we decided to change our direction and embark fully on the project of transforming the family business of olive oil production, marketed as bulk oil, into a new Castillo de Canena: a modern company, focused on the creation of a high-end EVOO brand with a spirit of innovation.

Today

with a presence in 56 countries

we produce with the utmost respect for the land on which our olive trees grow, in a totally sustainable manner. Our passion for what we do drives us to offer 21st century consumers not only the best quality in traditional Premium EVOO products, but also highly innovative proposals that provide unique added value and invite them to discover new gastronomic experiences.

Castillo de Canena is also the name of our family home. A Renaissance castle located in the village of Canena, Jaén, which has a unique history. It was built by the Arabs on the ruins of a Roman settlement. Later, under the command of the military order of Calatrava, it formed part of the belt of defensive fortresses during the Reconquest. A group of castles known as the “adelantados” (frontline castles) which were the frontier with the Arab kingdom of Granada for more than 200 years. Finally, in 1538, the secretary of Emperor Charles V converted it into a castle-palace under the prestigious architect Andrés de Vandelvira.

Declared a National Artistic Monument in 1931, in 1984 it was acquired by our parents and restored in its entirety under the guidelines of National Heritage.  It is currently for the exclusive use of our family, clients and friends, although it can be visited on Monday afternoons or any other day by prior reservation.

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we produce with the utmost respect for the land on which our olive trees grow, in a totally sustainable manner. Our passion for what we do drives us to offer 21st century consumers not only the best quality in traditional Premium EVOO products, but also highly innovative proposals that provide unique added value and invite them to discover new gastronomic experiences.

Castillo de Canena is also the name of our family home. A Renaissance castle located in the village of Canena, Jaén, which has a unique history. It was built by the Arabs on the ruins of a Roman settlement. Later, under the command of the military order of Calatrava, it formed part of the belt of defensive fortresses during the Reconquest. A group of castles known as the “adelantados” (frontline castles) which were the frontier with the Arab kingdom of Granada for more than 200 years. Finally, in 1538, the secretary of Emperor Charles V converted it into a castle-palace under the prestigious architect Andrés de Vandelvira.

Declared a National Artistic Monument in 1931, in 1984 it was acquired by our parents and restored in its entirety under the guidelines of National Heritage.  It is currently for the exclusive use of our family, clients and friends, although it can be visited on Monday afternoons or any other day by prior reservation.