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The personality of the protected oil by the DOP Oil of Terra Alta is determined by its main variety, "Empeltre", local variety and traditionally grown in the area, appreciated for its high fat content and an excellent·quality of oils. The area of ​​natural and exclusive broadcasting of this variety corresponds to the valley of the Ebro and the Balears Islands. The geographical area of ​​the DOP Oil of Terra Alta corresponds precisely to the south of this valley. This variety is perfectly adapted to the soil and climate characteristics of the production area, since it has not introduced recently but it is the result of natural selection that has caused a rustic variety adapted to poor soils, and resistant to drought and cold. It is the main and traditional variety of the region of Terra Alta, even it is the only grown variety in some places. So important and unique is the variety of "Empeltre" olive tree in the region of Terra Alta that it is also known by the name of "Terra Alta" in nurseries.

The altitude, natural barriers that form the topography of the area and the winds create a special microclimate in the area, that directly affects to biological cycle of the olive tree and consequently also its fruit, the olive, and oil obtained from’ olive tree. In the case of winds, the "Garbinada", southwest wind, provides the necessary moisture for olive tree crops, and "Cerç", cold and dry wind from the northwest, thanks to its characteristics and frequency, prevents many health problems (fungus) helping to the raw material oil ripen smoothly and arrive in excellent conditions·to mills.

So, natural selection of olives in geographical area, conditioned by natural factors, suitable for the production of oil and long tradition of olive culture of the area, allow for obtain high quality oils with sweet and almond taste, fruity taste with sugarless and spicy hints, emphasizing the aromatic overtones that is reminiscent of almond and / or green walnut.

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Discover Terra Alta

Towns

Towns

In spring, the procession to the chapel; in summer, heat and the local festival, in autumn, grape picking; in winter, the oil arrives; for Sant Antoni the animals are blessed and spring returns.

Landscapes

Landscapes

A changing landscape, as the universe itself: tamed by Mediterranean culture where the man picks up the fruit of the land, untamed and wild where man finds a space for freedom.

History, culture, festivals and traditions

History, culture, festivals and traditions

The Iberian towns in Batea, Caseres and Gandesa are the first footprint that history has made in the region.

Heritage

Heritage

Religious architecture is present in all towns with magnificent Romanesque and Gothic buildings that surprised visitors pleasantly .

Greenway of the Terra Alta

Greenway of the Terra Alta

A nice tour of the old railway line from the Val de Zafan that joined Terol with catalunya until years 70.

Natural Park of Ports

Natural Park of Ports

In Natural Park of Ports, the vegetation is thick and splendid, with wildlife and nature in the wild.

The wines of Terra Alta

The wines of Terra Alta

The wines are elegant and elaborate structure, power and fullness, complexity and high expression.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Our cuisine is traditional, but also to adapt to changing times and to project an image of absolute contemporaneity.

The Gold of Terra Alta

The Gold of Terra Alta

Gold of Terra Alta is the oil that is drawn and which is a non-negotiable element of our food culture.

Modernism of Terra Alta

Modernism of Terra Alta

Wine cathedrals are based on modernism and 20th century.

Get Organized

In Terra Alta you can find a big variety of places, accommodation, restaurants, tourist service companies, and more things to enjoy this sublime place.

Where to sleep?
Where to sleep?Accommodation
Choose between different accommodation options you'll find in the region.
Where to eat?
Where to eat?Restaurants
Our cuisine is traditional, but it also adapts to changing times.
What activities can I do?
What activities can I do?Tourist services
Check out the companies that provide a range of tourist services.
How to arrive?
How to arrive?Tourist services
Map of the region where you can see the different ways that connect the Terra Alta.