Big news! In 2017 we will change the name of our beloved Seggiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Lunaio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Yes it’s weird, but here’s the story. Six years ago the village of Seggiano wanted to get DOP protected origin for the lovely Olivastra Seggianese oil.
Unfortunately, due to Italian provincial politics they cut the traditional Amiata Olivastra production area in half. Alas Brexit struck and the 18% fall in sterling value combined with all the added bureaucratic costs of DOP certification, on top of adverse weather, has pushed the price over the limit. So we decided to take this unusual step. Don’t worry, Lunaio is the same oil from the Olivastra groves of Seggiano under a different name.