Portugal is a privileged country with 736 thousand hectares of mounted area of cork oak, a large dark green patch spreading over a vast part of the map that places us among the world’s 7 largest cork producers: Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, France, Tunisia and Italy.
Beyond the river Tagus, the Mediterranean cork oak, Quercus Suber, is sovereign providing Portugal with almost 190 thousand tons of harvested cork, roughly 50% of the world’s production.
The cork oak is a tree that has to be nurtured and cherished by successive generations. Its productive life begins only after 25 years, when the tree attains a girth of 70 cm and the nine-year cycle of growth and harvest can be initiated to last for 150 years.
Because we love Nature, we chose to work within the boundaries of its harmony and preservation.