Taste an olive octopus, discover the mysterious olive groves watered by the springs of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, practice oleocycling, taste a picnic paired with EVOO on the farm where he already made olive oil in the 16th century Hernando Colón, son of the famous discoverer ... Are you looking for unique experiences for this summer to the sound of the ancient tree? Follow us on this wonderful tour of the coolest oil tourism centers on the planet. You will want to repeat!
Mykonos Olive Tasting
On the lively Greek island of Mykonos, Mykonos Olive Tasting was born in 2018, an oleotourism center led by Anita Zachou, a lover and expert in EVOO tasting from a family of Kalamata producers. "My first memories are playing and climbing one of the millions of olive trees in the lands of Messenia," she says excitedly. At Mykonos Olive Tasting, Zachou offers olive juice lovers - in addition to views of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet - training in olive oil tasting and excursions through the island's olive groves. During their tasting workshop, participants take a virtual and emotional tour of Greece, tasting the most typical varieties from every corner of the country and experiencing their different aromas and flavors. What's more, the most chefs can sign up to cook with olive oil and discover the best pairings between liquid gold and the typical foods of Hellenic gastronomy. During the summer, Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting also offers seminars and workshops on the neighboring islands of Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini and Antiparos. Don't hesitate any longer, get your ticket to "the Greek Ibiza" now and let yourself be captivated by the endless beaches, the parties at dawn and, of course, by a good dose of Hellenic olive culture spiked in vein.
California Olive Oil Council
Did you know how the olive tree came to California? In the late 18th century, Spanish missionaries planted olive trees in each of the 21 missions they established between San Diego and Sonoma. Among them, the figure of Fray Junípero Serra stood out, who is said to have planted the seed inside the olive pits, resulting in the obtaining of a new variety called Mission. In the mid-19th century, there was a thriving olive oil industry that, however, languished for much of the 20th century, until a new generation of Americans, aware of the healthy benefits of EVOO, led the rebirth of the olive tree in this American state of historic ranches and beautiful natural landscapes. To enter its olive farms, The California Olive Oil Council offers travelers through its website a tour of all the producers who organize tours of their oil mills and olive groves and have tasting rooms to delight you with their EVOOs. Enjoy a good extra virgin under the Californian sun! Quite an experienceMade in Hollywood to toast Fray Junípero, the first olive tree in the new world.
The Domaine de Gerbaud
"There is nothing better than dipping a piece of crusty bread in some luscious Provençal olive oil, the gleaming green oil emanating fruity and grassy flavors." The French writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues thus described the emotions released when tasting a Provençal EVOO, a sensory journey that takes us to a silent rural road, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, which ends at the Domaine de Gerbaud family estate, located in a bucolic enclave facing the foothills of the Luberon massif, near Lourmarin, one of the picturesque villages of Provence. After a long search, the current owners found this paradise steeped in history and acquired it in 2012, making significant improvements to a farm that has 1,200 olive trees and an old fortified stone farmhouse dating from the 16th century and reflecting the troubled history of area. Throughout the year, its owners organize tastings and leisurely walks through olive groves anchored in time, as well as gourmet picnics made up of regional specialties paired with extra virgins and world-renowned wines. "We want to share the beauty of this place, the enjoyment of the excellent extra virgin olive oil, the wines that are born in the land of Luberon and the tasty products that regional gastronomy offers us", highlight its owners. Welcome to this enchanted corner of the Gallic country in which time does not seem to have made a dent. the wines that are born in the land of Luberon and the tasty products that regional gastronomy offers us ”, highlight its owners. Welcome to this enchanted corner of the Gallic country in which time does not seem to have made a dent. the wines that are born in the land of Luberon and the tasty products that regional gastronomy offers us ”, highlight its owners. Welcome to this enchanted corner of the Gallic country in which time does not seem to have made a dent.
Rish Lakish Olive Oil
The Noymeir family has grown olive trees and ground their olives in the town of Zippori - located in the Galilee region of northern Israel - for the last 40 years, where they have a small organic and biodynamic farm in the hills surrounding the town holy place of Nazareth. Here they grow more than 6,000 olive trees of eight different varieties, some of which can boast of being between 200 and 1,400 years old. In addition, they produce their EVOO in a sustainable and ecological press built by themselves from straw, mud ... and olive oil! This historic center organizes tours of its farm and offers oil production and tasting workshops taught by the expert Israeli taster Ayala Noy Meir, where visitors can learn in depth about the country's EVOO,Olive oil without borders , a cooperation between Israeli farmers - Jews, Muslims, Druze and Christians - and Palestinian producers. A curiosity: near the entrance of Zippori, a team of archaeologists found remains of ceramic pots with olive oil that are more than 8,000 years old. It is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil not only in Israel, but in the Middle East and in the world. What are you waiting for to immerse yourself in the Holy Land?