Chateau de Montfrin
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Chateau de Montfrin produces organic olive oils from olives grown in the French countryside between the provinces of Languedoc and Provence and between the Gard and Rhône rivers.
The company manages over 500 acres, with half devoted to grape production for wine and the other half for olives and other agricultural products. The olive grove now has more than 120,000 trees planted over the past 20 years with different cultivars originating from Provence, Tuscany, Catalan and Languedoc.
Their olive mill, known as "The Mill of the Shadows," serves many farmers in the region, and employs the latest technology to ensure the integrity and purity of the fruit juice and to enhance its organoleptic characteristics.
The word Montfrin comes from the latin "Mons Fremens", which translates as "mountain of wild animals" referring to a time when animals used the hills to flee the flooding rivers below. As founder Jean-René de Fleurieu says, "Nowadays other 'animals' live here; some of them even grow vines and olives.