Coming from a family of brick makers and with a business degree in tow - José Gálvez quite literally knew how to build success.
It wasn’t even until the early 2000s that José learned about the nuances of olive oil. The more he consumed the more it seemed to consume him, so much that he chased a Masters Degree in Oliviculture and Elaiotechnics and an expert course in tasting from the University of Jaen for which he completed by 2006. While most olive oil producers in Andalusia focus on the quantity of oil, the Gálvez-González family saw a bite-sized gap for super high quality olive oil and José’s goal was to fill it.
Only a few years later in 2012, Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual came in first at the Mario Solinas Quality Awards in the intense green fruitiness category, known in the industry as the most prestigious competition and the most competitive category there is. Dozens of awards from all over the world would soon follow, and in 2015 the producer added a single variety Arbequina to their line - equally exquisite and a brilliant yet contrasted companion to the Picual.
It’s their dedication to consistency and balance that makes Oro Bailen stand out from the rest. While other oils have minor fluctuations in fruitiness, bitterness and pungency from year to year, Oro Bailen finds a way to please those of us who want perfect to stay perfect, so that each and every time we taste we are delighted. Bringing such an experience to a seasonal product is unheard of, especially with the all the weather variables, but José finds a way.