The brand name "L'Estornell" was taken from the birds who like olives and come to "help" at the time of harvest.
Family Vea pioneered organic farming. When in Spain was not yet any regulation in this regard, their farms began organic farming control and certification from a Belgian company, and subsequently from a French company.
Currently all family farms, plus of 11 farmers in the area are grown naturally with the control and certification of CCPAE - Catalan Council of Organic Farming - under Community law. The certification is obtained after three years to make organic farming, while necessary for the earth to remove traces of sulfates were used.
The acidity of the varieties of L'Estornell is very low, between 0.2 and 0.3 - in any case above 0.5 - thanks to the rapid grinding that does not exceed 24 hours after collection. We should note that the acidity of the fruit increases from the moment of collection. This value largely met standards set by the International Olive Oil Council, which sets a maximum acidity of 0.8 º olive oil Extra Virgin.
The climate of the southern province of Lleida is ideal for organic growing of olives of the variety 'Arbequina'. During the winter the weather is very cold - temperatures as low as -5 to -7 degrees - and lots of fog, these two factors together make it forms a layer of frost on the olive tree which serves to eliminate most of the insects and also maintain the temperature of the olive tree to a minimum of 0 degrees.
In summer the weather is very warm and dry, which maintains a level acceptable to the olive tree insects. L'Estornell extra virgin comes from a selection made by Mr. VEÁ from different areas of northern Spain and dominated by oil from olives of the variety 'Arbequina'.