Where does cork come from?
Welcome in the montados of Portugal, or dehesas in Spain. This is a savannah-like landscape, dominated by cork oak (Quercus suber) and holm oak (Quercus ilex, sensu lato) trees. This ancient, wild grassland extends over more than 5,800,000 ha in Spain and more than 1,070,000 ha in Portugal.
That’s why it’s sometimes called ‘the Iberian Serengeti’ and ‘the Iberian Peninsula’s best kept secret’. Thanks to cork harvest, this piece of nature and its ecosystem stays unharmed.