More About Castelines
After living for 15 years on the wide-open plains of Arizona, Catherine and Jean-Benoît Hugues decided to return home to their roots in Provence to dedicate themselves to their passion: the olive tree.
The Domain Castelas story began in 1997 when they fell in love with some old olive trees planted in south-facing land in the rocky range of Les Alpilles, in the locality of Castelas. Today Domaine Castelas produces olives on 110 acres of Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP) groves in the Vallée des Baux de Provence and in 160 acres on the Plaine de Crau.
At their mill located at the foot of the Château des Baux, Catherine and Jean-Benoît combine know-how, passion, high standards, technique, and all of their olive farmers' sensibility, to create intensely powerful olive oils year after year.