The Montabes Vañó family

Our history has been written on the land of Sierra Mágina, where we have carved a legacy of respect for the environment, self-imposed standards of excellence, perseverance and our attention to detail.

Five generations listening to the silence of the olive grove, interrupted by the song of the many bird species that inhabit our estates. Our family also belongs to these surroundings and completes its cycle around the olive tree and the olive fruit.

Our founders, Mr. Francisco Montabes and Ms. Araceli Vañó came from olive-growing families who cultivated olive trees in Sierra Mágina. With the purchase of the Cortijo Virgen de los Milagros in 1971, Montabes Vañó, S.L. (MONVA) was born. One syllable from each surname was enough to get started. We carry the tradition, experience and values of our founders in our blood.4


The Montabes Vañó family

FROM 1908

A family tradition


Lorenzo Martínez García,

one of our ancestors, buys the Estate «Los Caños» in Baeza from the Marquise of San Miguel de la Vega, with its extensive fields and the centenary olive grove surrounding it.


Francisco Montabes Calle
and Araceli Vañó Martinez,

founders of Monva, bought the Estate «Cortijo Virgen de los Milagros», which at that time had livestock, olive groves and cereal fields.


Planting of
35,000 olive trees,

in Virgen de los Milagros, to replace the cereal crops that used to occupy part of the estate.


Installation of our
own packaging plant,

first oil exports to Japan and Korea.


Jaén Selección Award,

Monva wins the Jaén Selección Award, which distinguishes the best olive oils of the province, for the very first time. 4


50th Anniversary of Monva,

with three family generations working in the company.