Members of the Register
Tasters who achieve a score of 24/30 in the skills test are awarded Savante status and become members of the Register.
Achieving this score requires excellent tasting ability and a knowledge of the classic varietals produced in the main producing regions in the world.
With a deep joy and happiness, Fermin became the first Member of the Register of International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes during the Spanish National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Team Championship in Priego de Cordoba, Spain, in March 2016.
In the fulfillment of a dream, where different aspects and branches of his learning are found, and from his childhood among olives, this is a crucial and vital achievement.
Merged are the elements of the country person, farmer, master taster, membership of a cooperative, salesman and businessman. His feelings recognise the depth of his heritage in Priego de Córdoba, the heart of Andalusia, and the ‘Cradle Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil’.
Born as the son of the President of an ‘Olive Oil Cooperative’ and countrywoman dedicated completely to her family, he acknowledges his family, his home, school in Bracana and Almedinilla, high school in Priego, the University in Córdoba, and training and Masters in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) quality management. He is committed to his responsibility as a farmer, membership of an olive oil mill-cooperative, olive oil tasting and businessman with his company Aceites Vizcántar.
Aceites Vizcántar specialises in EVOO with Protected Denomination Olive Oil Priego de Córdoba and EVOO organic farming. It also offers other products derived from organic olives and olive oil such as; table olives, olive paste, olive Jam and cosmetics.