From the Highlands of Northwestern Tunisia, we produce a special Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Premium Quality, “Dominium, by Jugurtha Olive Groves ”, combining both the unique Taste and great natural and Health qualities of Mountain Olives, handpicked from our organic grown Jugurtha Olive Groves Estates at an altitude reaching 800 meters. Our product range also includes infused extra virgin olive oils mainly made of fresh and natural aromatic herbs and spices from the local and greater region. Our Olive oil- premium, bio and infused - is manufactured following highly supervised and rigorous standards. Our prime objective is to supply to our customers the best, purest and highest quality products, which highlight the depth and complexity of the incredibly rich array of local natural flavors. .
Our ancient traditions
The extraction of our special extra virgin olive oil “Dominium, by Jugurtha Olive Groves ” is a continuation of olive-growing traditions dating back to the Punic/Carthaginian and Berber periods more than 25 centuries ago and perpetuated since after the Roman, Byzantine and Arab conquests of the Region. One of the oldest olive trees in the world is located only a few kilometers west of our estate in Taghaste (currently Souk Ahras ).
Tradition has it that Saint Augustine, the famous Roman philosopher and theologian of Berber origin born in Taghaste, a few kilometers west of our estates, and who lived between 354-430 AD, sat at the foot of this olive tree all the time to reflect and meditate. Perhaps even on occasion he made a few small stops under our olive trees on his way to Carthage, the capital city of the Roman province Africa and the second most important city of the Western Roman Empire at that time , a city where he lived many years.
In short an authentic “Dominium, by Jugurtha Olive Groves” Extra Virgin Olive Oil is highly proud of its origins and terroir.
A Natural environment filled with history
The “Dominium, by Jugurtha Olive Groves ”Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in the heart of the Haut tell geographical area of northwestern Tunisia, in Le Kef Governorate, at an altitude reaching more than 800 meters.
The Haut Tell geographical area is also commonly known as Friguia, a local Berber name that was used by the Roman and Arab conquerors to refer to the province of Africa/ Ifriqiya and gradually the entire African continent.
The region of Friguia, whose history is incredibly rich and varied, has seen many civilizations from the Mediterranean and the Arabic peninsula pass by, forming a unique cultural and ethnic mixture.
In this beautiful region of Friguia, varied landscapes typical of the backcountry of the Mediterranean basin are happily intertwined: rich agricultural plains, high plateaus, scrubland, pine forests and Rocky or Green mountains of the Atlas Range.
It is in these untouched and Natural Mountain landscapes, where the Table of Jugurtha dominates, that our mountain olives are picked and that our special extra virgin olive oil “Dominium, by Jugurtha Olive Groves ”is extracted.
The Table of Jugurtha, which inspired the name of our olive groves is a plateau of 80 ha nestled at nearly 1300 m altitude and whose inverted relief gives it a majestic and imposing appearance. It is in this plateau, registered in the indicative list of UNESCO World Heritage, that the famous Berber King Jugurtha used to take refuge during his successful fights against the Roman armies (107-105 BC).