From November to mid-December, you can discover the fruit of a year of work. The mill is in action, the wheels crush the olives, which are then pressed to obtain oil. A delight for the eyes to discover!
When the mill is idle inactive, you can watch a subtitled movie, presenting the production of the mill.
DESCRIPTION OF THE MILL
The mill is a vaulted Provencal house, a place of history and traditions. It was built in 1610.
Since the 17th century, the mill has been producing olive oil.
This was originally a private mill, belonging to the Lord of Manville. In 1924, it became a cooperative. A group of olive oil producers have banded together to produce the same olive oil, bringing a multitude of crops, spread across the territory of the Alpilles. Today, the Cornille Mill involves about 750 active growers, of which 20% are professional farmers, and the remaining 80% are either part-time or "amateur" growers (for recreation).
The mill offers to sell Fruity Black AOC Vallée des Baux de Provence olive oil or Traditional vintage and also: Fruity Green AOC Vallée des Baux de Provence Olive Oil, olives, olive pastes, jams, honey, soaps, cosmetics.