Tal-Kancillier Olive Oil Press

Triq ta’ l-Infetti, Mdina

Tel: +356 7988 8101   Mob: +356  9942 4375

Golden Extracts Ltd
Golden Extracts Ltd is one of Malta’s leading producers of premium extra virgin olive oil. The oil is produced from hand harvested olives from its grove beneath the Mdina bastions, which currently contains about 650 olive trees. The major part of the olive trees were planted in 2002 and have now reached fruit bearing age. The trees currently produce enough olives for about 2000 litres of quality extra virgin olive oil, which is marketed under the Melite brand. Some of the trees were planted by family friends from various countries - Domenico Conti from Cagli in Italy, Sam Fitzpatrick from High Barnet in England, Ozcan Camiloglu from Bursa in Turkey, and the late Toti Guttadauro from Catania in Sicily.

The company also owns a state of the art oil extraction equipment which is housed in the Tal-Kancillier Farmhouse neighbouring the olive grove, with a production capacity of around 750 kgs of olives per hour.

Tal-Kancillier offers a pressing service to third party growers, processing commercial lots of 200 kg and over and smaller lots on ‘Community Days’. The processing of the olives is usually carried out in the presence of the grower (as long as a prior appointment is in made). The extraction process is carried out in an enclosed area to ensure maximum hygiene, however it is completely visible by means of a large window running the length of the extraction area. An organic pressing service is also available.

An association agreement has been signed with the Ta Qali Producer’s Group and the two organizations have agreed to work together to provide an all inclusive ‘olive oil service’ to the TQPG members.

Golden Extracts Ltd is managed by a group of individuals, all with considerable experience in olive oil production and in related agricultural activities. Anthony Bonavia, who besides being a self-employed businessman, is also a registered farmer with extensive experience in tree and crop management, Anthony Busuttil, a retired banker with a long established passion for olive oil, and Frank Borg (Jr), also a businessman with a strong agricultural background. 

Tal-Kancillier will expand into the agro-tourism market offering homemade agricultural products to the general public and foreign visitors.
Tal-Kancillier Framhouse right beneath the Mdina Bastions
Roman remains of an olive oil factory found in San Pawl Milqi (limits of Wardija -Malta)
Tree planed by Sam Fitzpatrick in 2002
Old olive tree in Lija (Malta)
Gramola (Maxalator)
Oil from decanter
Olives ready for washing process