Until the nineteenth century there was near the city of Villena a lagoon of considerable proportions. The lake is the result of a geological phenomenon typical of the province of Alicante, known as endorheic. This phenomenon is the accumulation of water in the ground to not find this a natural outlet as a result of the relief of the area and climate.
In 1803 the lagoon of Villena dried and La Lagunilla was founded on these lands. As a result of this privileged location, La Lagunilla has fertile lands which are rich in mineral and organic nutrients. This is the result of the historical decantation of the nutrients flowing through the waters of the old lagoon of Villena.
La Laguilla Farm
La Lagunilla has been conceived and designed to develop an efficient and environmentally friendly farming. It has been our aim to reduce the agro-environmental impact of its various cultivations, being the most important, by the surface they cover and the yield they give: olive and vineyard.
La Lagunilla bets on the promotion of eco-friendly farming through its espaliering of ecological olive-trees and the marketing of its Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Sucada”, obtained from ecological olives.
At Farm la Lagunilla, the different cultivations are irrigated through modern drip irrigation devices and through a ferti-irrigation system managed by state-of-the-art software. Being water a precious resource in the area our approach guarantees the necessary irrigation to each type of cultivation and the use of water in a wise manner.
La Lagunilla farm is located in the borough of Villena (Alicante, Spain), junction between the plateau from the Mancha and the Mediterranean coast.
Finca la Lagunilla is located 500m above sea level and protected from the Mediterranean by the mountains. Villena has a climate with mild or cold winters and hot summers. Finca La Lagunilla enjoys an annual rainfall of 300mL/year and 3,000 hours/year of sunshine.
The lands of La Lagunilla Farm are rich in natural nutrients that provide ideal conditions for the growth of the olives.