Behind the Guadiana Ecológico brand is Peñarrubía del Alto Guadiana SL , a family business located in Campo de Montiel, in the town of Ossa de Montiel (Albacete) and dedicated to the cultivation and collection of aromatic, medicinal and seasoning plants in organic production.
Led by Francisca Muñoz , Peñarrubía del Alto Guadiana has been awarded one of the five national awards for Excellence in Innovation for Rural Women thanks to the "Ecological Essence of La Mancha" project.
It has its own crops of lavender, lavandin, lavender, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, basil, paprika pepper, cereals, olive trees and vineyards, numerous hectares of certified organic forest where they also carry out wild collection, and a wide catalog of other products for which they import the raw material carrying out the transformation process in Castilla La Mancha.
The company has great tradition, being founded by Gabriel Muñoz, Francisca 's father, in 1960, successfully overcoming the generational change and its adaptation to the market, without ever losing its vocation and dedication to caring for the land, and promoting aromatic species of the region. Its innovative vocation has led Guadiana Ecológico to implement new production processes (such as the drying of aromatic, medicinal and edible plants), certification in organic production and the conquest of international markets such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, USA and Japan.
The distillery started by Gonzalo Muñoz is one of the first in Castilla - La Mancha. Today Peñarrubía del Guadiana is the result of a lifetime of experience dedicated to the aromatic plants that abound naturally in the area, which have been used to obtain essential oils through the most traditional methods adapted to the needs of the current market. Thanks to this, Francisca offers us an ecological product of the highest quality.
In La Marihuela you will find many products made with vegetable oils and essential oils from Ecological Guadiana. We couldn't be in better hands!