The farm

Magihouse is an organic Farm located in Cammarata (Central Sicily), in the province of Agrigento, in a little valley called “Valle dell’Inferno” on a hilly area (about 300 m asl).

The microclimate conditions gives rise to its name “Inferno Valley”; hot during the day and cold at night (delta in the Summer is about 24 degrees). These extremes of temperature amplified by the seasons trend (time record of last years is 44°C, -4°C) enhance the level of biophenols and the aromatic components in the olives. The soil is rich in sandstones and it has evolved from blue clays and the Numidian Flysch, dated 20 Mya.

The small farm covers about 5 hectares and include fields of wheat, olives, grapes, pears, citrus fruits, tomato and vegetables.  The olive grove is extended 5000 sqm, the trees are aged from 10 to 300 y and important Sicilian heritage varieties such as Biancolilla,Cerasuola, Moresca,Nocellara del Belice Nocellara Etnea, Passulunara,Tonda Iblea, are present. The estate is served by a sub irrigation which feed the trees using pristine water from the Sicani Mountains through the Lake Fanaco waterworks.