This is a unique opportunity to own a turnkey 84-acre (34 hectare) olive farm and award-winning extra virgin olive oil processing facility in Colonia, one of Uruguay’s finest regions for growing olives. The farm is located on the outskirts of Carmelo near the Four Seasons Carmelo.
This Uruguay olive farm has over 8,500 olive trees planted since 2005 with the most mature trees now reaching their eighth year of production, and the average age of all trees being five years. Annual olive production is increasing rapidly with the farm producing over 27,000 kilograms of olives in 2011 and 50,000 kilograms in 2012.
The on-site olive oil processing plant is a 3,700-square foot (307 m2) facility with all state-of-the-art equipment including extraction machines, 8 large Italian-made (Fracchiolla) stainles steel tanks with capacity for 24,000 liters of olive oil, bottling machinery, transfer pumps and generators. There is indoor space for two additional tanks which could triple current capacity to 75,000 liters.
This Uruguay olive farm has carved out an important niche in the Extra Virgin segment with Arbequina, Manzanilla and Coratina-Arbequina olive oils under an established fourth-generation family name and respected brand of sustainabiltiy. The farm’s three Extra Virgin product lines have garnered several international awards including 2011 Gold Medals from Olivinus and Cuyoliva.
Other on-site facilities include the 1,180-square foot (110 m2) caretaker’s residence with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a new roof added in 2011; two outdoor sheds measuring 830 square feet (78 m2); and all farm machinery including a tractor and drip irrigation in the groves.
For olive farm investors looking to expand the current operation, there is an adjacent 143-acre (58 hectare) olive farm available with 7,800 olive trees planted in 2010 (60% Coratina, 20% Picual and 20% Arbequina).
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