No stock due to the fire in Vall de la Gallinera
In August 2022, the natural treasure of the Marina Alta: Vall de la Gallinera, suffered the worst fire of the last decade in the province of Alicante. A total of 12,150 hectares of land in 100 kilometres of perimeter were razed to the ground by the fire.
Specifically, Totoli is fed by a seven-hectare olive grove located on the slopes of the Vall de Gallinera, 200 metres from Peña Foradada and 650 metres above sea level, one of the areas most affected by the fire in Vall d’Ebo. The project, which began with just 12 olive trees and was in a state of abandonment, was repopulated with up to 1,000 olive trees that produced 2,000 litres of this signature oil, considered among the 500 best in the world, every year. In addition, cherry, almond and walnut trees were planted, native fire-resistant species that act as a natural firebreak.
Work is currently underway to recover the specimens that were affected by the flames and to repopulate the olive trees that were completely lost. Totoli hopes to be able to recover its olive-growing activity in the next harvests and to be able to offer this oil to the public again very soon.