You can't tell the story of Olamendi's Tequila without mentioning Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant, because this is where our journey started. In 1973 Don Jorge Olamendi Sr. and Doña Maria opened the Original Olamendi's location across from the beach on Pacific Coast Hwy. in Dana Point California. Today this iconic location is still running and operated by the Olamendi family. Of course, this is also where you can buy and drink Olamendi's Organic Tequila and Margaritas. http://www.originalolamendis.com
Where does our Tequila come from?
The search for the best Tequila in the world began decades ago. Don Jorge tasted hundreds of Tequila's, visited many agave plantations and became a true Tequila Connoisseur. He realized that the secret for a truly great Tequila starts at the source - the plantation. Only agave plants that can grow without the use of pesticides and other chemicals can be used to make a truly ultra premium and pure organic Tequila.
Olamendi's Organic Tequila is made from only the finest Blue Weber Agave Plants growing in 2,ooo Acres of certified ORGANIC Agave plants along the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.
The Agave plant has to wait 7 years
until maturation so it can be used for
production, however 10 years is the premium time for an agave to reach its ripest state. Waiting this long guarantees the best sugar levels for the plant to be ready for "jima", which is the process of removing agave leaves and making the root come loose.
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?
Don Jorge Olamendi accompanies the production process of his Tequila to ensure the absolute best quality of ingredients and ultimately the best quality in the final product. We hand select the Agaves used for the production of Olamendi's Organic Tequila. Only agaves free from blemishes
will be selected in order to ensure
During the fermentation the sugars are transformed into alcohol with the help of different kinds of yeast.
The fermentation happens in large stainless steal tanks and the process takes several hours.
We are different from all other Tequilas in thet we use only the finest Organic Blue Weber Agaves for our Tequila. Olamendi's Tequila is certified organic not only by the USDA, but also be OKO (a German and EU Organic certifier). Our Tequila is the only Tequila on the market to have both of these certifications.
Olamendi's is a family business. We serve others with friendliness and sincerity by working as a team and empowering one another. We are good, honest people who care. We are committed to value and treat everyone with respect. Our business dealings are of the highest integrity.
From the left: Patricia Olamendi, Maria Olamendi, Jorge Olamendi Sr., Esmeralda Olamendi and Oscar Olamendi