In 1891, Bernardo Ortiz de Zarate founded in Vizcaya (Spain) Conservas Ortiz. Since then, five generations have overseen the family business and continued to advance the artisanal and traditional fishing and processing techniques of Bernardo. From the beginning, Ortiz has dedicated itself to the preparation of the highest quality canned seafood. Today the Conservas Ortiz label is one of the most recognized labels in the world for tuna, anchovies and other related specialty canned fish, its products sold in over 40 countries. These beautiful hand-cleaned and packed sardines from Spain are new to the Ortiz line. The sardines are fried in olive oil and hand packed into the glass jars. Sardines, like tuna packed in olive oil actually get better with time! If you can resist, try storing you sardines in a cool dark place, like a wine cellar for a few months and taste the difference!