One fruit – One Oil

The term “artisan” gets bandied about quite a bit these days.  Although it can be difficult to find out if a product is indeed produced artisanally, here at vomFASS the evidence of artisanal production is fairly straightforward.  vomFASS producers are thoroughly vetted and visited to guarantee that traditional “hands on” methods are maintained by trained and dedicated craftsman.  This attention to the “supply chain” keeps vomFASS products at extraordinarily high quality levels and dependably consistent.


Jean Marc Montegottero, owner Huilerie Beaujolaise


A wonderful illustration of true artisanal production is the Huilerie Beaujolaise, owned and managed by Jean Marc Montegottero.  Jean Marc’s passion is evident in his exquisite oils produced under careful craftsmanship and using traditional methods.


This remarkable huilerie (oil works) is situated in the beautiful and historic Les Ardillats, within the Rhone (Rhone-Alpes) region of east-central France, 32 miles from Lyon and a little over 200 miles from Paris.


Jean Marc’s story of success began in 1981 when his parents decided to buy a hardware store in Beaujeu, which is the historical capital of the Beaujolais wine district.  In the rear part of the store the 18 year old Jean Marc, discovered an old oil mill from the 19thcentury.  Little did he know this discovery would be the start of his life’s passion!


After several training programs and visiting other oil producers in the area, Jean Marc returned home and brought the old mill back to life.  Huilerie Beaujolaise started small, fulfilling only local requests, but grew quickly.  Jean Marc’s products began to gain respect and great popularity.  In 1987, the time had finally come for Jean Marc to turn his passion into his profession and he began working full-time in his mill.


The Huilerie Beaujolaise produces exclusively native oil. France’s high-end

restaurants and chefs are his loyal customers.  What makes Jean Marc special is the outstanding quality of his products. Only 100 % fruit finds its way into his oils.  Jean Marc uses mechanical extraction, so chemical processes and additives are unnecessary.


From the beginning his slogan was, “Une fruit – une huile”, “One fruit – one oil”.

Resulting in outstanding oils with exceptional aroma and taste.


The success of his products finally led to an expansion of his facilities in 2008, when

Jean Marc bought another larger production site in Les Ardillats, which is

approximately 3 miles from Beaujeu. Since the expansion Jean Marc is able to fulfill the incredible world-wide requests for his oils, especially from vomFASS.  Even at this elevated production level, Huilerie Beaujolaise is able to meet all product demands and still maintain the highest of hygienic and technological standards.


Always true to his slogan, Jean Marc has never changed his philosophy to foster a gentle way of production, using only traditional manufacturing methods even through the company’s expansion.


Jean Marc uses only unadulterated dry fruits for the mechanical extraction.  Filtering is accomplished using simple blotting paper to guarantee the dependability of his products.


We look forward to receiving a new product from Jean Marc’s treasury this year and

celebrate 20 years of a trusting and successful partnership with vomFASS and Huilerie Beaujolaise.

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