This old hacienda is accessed through an elegant 17th century Baroque doorway with side pilasters and a pediment representing the Immaculate Conception.
This event was declared an Andalusian Festival of Tourist Interest.
The Fiesta del Verdeo serves as a symbol in that it kick-starts the table olive harvesting season, known as “verdeo”. The name comes from the fact that the valuable olives are harvested when they are not yet fully mature and have a characteristic green colour.
Olive culture is part of the DNA of our land. Particularly, in the province of Seville, it is difficult to find any of our villages without any olive grove.
Five 18th-century counterweight towers used in beam mills to produce olive oil and ancillary buildings. The most beautiful tower is located next to an old rest area on the road that crosses the town. It is today a landscaped area. This architectural element sits inside a building with a curved tile, gabled roof situated in the former Cruz de los Caídos garden.
The country estate, also known as Hacienda La Fuenlonguilla, is located half a kilometre along the road SE-457. It dates back to the mid-19th century, more specifically 1858. It was used for agricultural and livestock activities. The Hacienda’s original olive oil mill is still in perfect condition, as is the rest of the complex.
Utrera’s historical centre is riddled with mill towers that were used, in the past, to extract olive oil, the precious liquid gold, from olives. Many mills have disappeared, and others are in bad repair. Fortunately, even now in the 21st century, it is possible to admire the unique architecture of these buildings in places in Utrera.
Virgin olive oil made with arbequina olive trees from the Hacienda Merrha, the microclimate, the soil and the work ethos of Juan Antonio Morillo Ruiz, the producer and master of the oil mill.