In order to better control the quality of its products, Bastide du Laval has built its own olive oil mill just outside the village of Cadenet.
Every effort has been made to be self-sufficient in terms of energy : from the position of the building to the high efficiency insulation, and the recycling of the olive-pomace for use as biofuel and soil improver.
The extraction technique is by means of cold centrifuging in continuous chain. The olive press itself is new and of modern Italian design. This is a two-phase mill, which means that there is no addition of water during pressing, allowing the preservation of the majority of the flavours contained in the olives.