The Portuguese olive oil Andorinha has more than 90 years of tradition, experience and credibility.

In 1927, in a village nestled in the city of Abrantes, Portugal, the Simãos launched the Andorinha brand. Created to supply international markets with a strong presence of Portuguese immigrants, it has made Brazil its main destination.

In 2004, the brand Andorinha was purchased by Sovena, the world’s largest olive oil group. Major innovations were then introduced in Brazil, such as the pioneering dispensing nozzle and the spray bottle, icons of innovation due to their practical design.

Sovena has two major distinguishing features that reflect the excellence of its products: having its own olive grove and a modern, highly qualified oil mill. This results in absolute control of production and higher product quality.

Andorinha olive oils are produced from the best varieties of olives, harvested at different ripening times, which ensures unique oil types and unparalleled flavors.

All of this results in the highest quality and tastiest olive oil. Because of its quality, versatility and packaging design, it is one of the Portuguese olive oils with the strongest presence in Brazil.

Our mission is to take olive oil to everyone and inspire people to eat healthier and tastier with olive oil.

Over the years and with hard work, Andorinha has not only gathered experience with producing quality olive oil in a sustainable way. It has also earned many awards contributing to its efforts to provide consumers with increasingly better products.

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Check out our awards

2017
  • The Creations range wins the “Launch of the Year Award” from the Brazilian Association of Supermarket Owners (ABRAS)
2014
  • Andorinha wins the Portuguese Creativity Awards in the Pack & Package Design category.
  • It won the Mario Solinas award for best olive oil in the world (Light Green category), from the International Olive Council, the most prestigious and desired international award for olive oils.
2013
  • Vintage Olive Oil wins, for the third consecutive year, a gold medal in the Monde Selection award, and the International High Quality Trophy 2013.
  • Vintage Olive Oil was awarded a gold medal at Terraolivo 2013, an international Mediterranean competition of olive oils.
  • Vintage Olive Oil wins silver medal at the NY International Olive Oil Competition 2013.
  • Vintage Olive Oil is awarded a bronze medal in the International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, in Los Angeles.
  • Organic Olive Oil receives a silver medal in the AVPA competition from Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles.
2012
  • Vintage Olive Oil wins a gold medal in the Monde Selection 2011 competition.
  • Organic Olive Oil wins a bronze medal in the Monde Selection 2011 competition.
2011
  • Andorinha Olive Oil wins the “Top Quality Brazil Award — Special Edition for Gastronomy and Hospitality”.
  • Vintage Olive Oil wins a gold medal at Olivinus — International Olive Oil Competition — for the second consecutive year.
  • The brand Andorinha got two stars in the Superior Taste Awards of ITQI (International Taste & Quality Institute).
  • Sovena received a gold medal at Terra Olivo, International Mediterranean Olive Oil Competition.
  • Sovena received a bronze medal in the German Agricultural Society 2011 Contest, AVPA Contest promoted by the Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles and in the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest.
  • Sovena received the “Top Quality Brazil Award — Special Edition for Gastronomy and Hospitality” as the “Company with more than half a century of tradition” and as the “Best Olive Oil on the Market.”

Timeline

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2019

A new Andorinha olive oil 100% produced in Brazil. Launch of a special olive oil in tribute to the country that has been welcoming us with arms wide open for over 90 years. First Andorinha olive oil with national raw material directly from Rio Grande do Sul. Launched in the first edition of Casa Andorinha.

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2018

Launch of the Brazil Creations range: Portuguese olive oils with a Brazilian touch. Three renowned Brazilian chefs sought inspiration in our olive grove in Portugal and created olive oils that symbolize their cuisine and that will give a special touch to all Brazilian recipes.

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2017

The brand Andorinha celebrates its 90th anniversary. The Creations range wins the “Launch of the Year Award” from the Brazilian Association of Supermarket Owners (ABRAS).

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2016

We took three renowned chefs to Portugal to create new olive oil flavors. In Portugal’s largest olive grove, they combined talent and personality with the best of our olives by creating the Andorinha Creations range. Andorinha launches its new dispensing nozzle, further improving its technology, making it more efficient against waste, with an innovative design.

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2015

Our product range with new packaging! Andorinha, maintaining its innovative character, with a new design.

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2014

Andorinha olives are launched. The same quality of oils now also in olives.

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2013

New design: we launched our unprecedented spray bottle. It has three dispensing options: drops, drizzle and spray. Perfect for finishing off dishes.

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2012

Our bottles are made darker, for extra protection. We introduce our economical 750 ml Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottles.

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2011

The innovative Organic Andorinha Olive Oil hit the market. Made with the best organic olives and complying with the strictest agricultural standards.

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2010

Andorinha Selection Olive Oil is launched: high quality extra virgin olive oil made with ripe olives, ensuring a unique flavor.

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2009

Innovation: winner of the World Star Design Packaging award, the new Andorinha mechanism has revolutionized the way of using olive oil. The pop-up dispensing nozzle has made everything more practical and economical, as it keeps the bottle well closed, preserving the oil quality and flavor.

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2008

A new different glass bottle is developed.

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2006

The Vintage Extra Virgin Olive Oil is launched. It is born with the well-deserved label of “Best Andorinha Olive Oil of All Time” — which was further confirmed in subsequent awards.

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2004

The Sovena group buys the Andorinha brand. And with a new design: after 70 years on the market, the Andorinha packaging and logo gained a new, more modern and cleaner version!

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1990

In the 90s, Andorinha launches a new glass bottle for its oils, with a new label.

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1927

The traditional Portuguese brand Andorinha is launched by the Simãos in Alferrarede, a village nestled in the city of Abrantes, in Portugal. The first olive oil packaging was a conspicuous red can that remained unchanged until a few years ago.

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