Our farm is placed on a 10 hectares plot of land in Castelvetrano, the heart of La Valle del Belice. A little piece of paradise where it’s possible to enjoy the Mediterranean sea breeze.
The land is used for agri-food production only, olive groves in the first place.
The first people who settled here about 2700 years ago valued everything the surrounding offered them, infact the olive oil production had already an important role at that time, as the ancient olive grinders found in Selinunte testify.
Years of evolution led, since 1700, to one of the most famous and esteemed italian olive varieties: Nocellara del Belice.
In horticulture, Nocellara goes under “cultivar”, a classification used for man-made varieties. Plants that get selected are the ones with the best genetic traits, both in terms of amount of olives produced and in terms of resistance to climatic adversities.
The Dragotto Farm relies on rigorous research activities, making the production of a high quality extra-virgin olive oil possible. The strict attention to every phase of the production process has allowed us to obtain, from the beginning, the major certifications PGI “Sicilia” and PDO “Valle del Belice”.