Noor Fès, literally translated to “the light of Fès,” is a lush, 300-hectare olive estate on the Saïs Plain about 25 miles from the city of Fès in Morocco. It was created with the intention of producing traditional, high-quality Moroccan extra virgin olive oil like one would find hundreds of years ago. The founder Dakir started this project by revitalizing a colonial estate with many past relics, and placed the mill in the center of the groves for close proximity to the olives – which are pressed within four hours of harvesting. They have since won awards for their smooth fruity oil, made from native Moroccan Picholine varieties. Every year they are improving, seeking certifications, and hosting festivals on the estate.