About Us

Silvano and Lena

The BRIST Olive brand is a creation of Silvano Puhar and his family who share vision of using traditional growing techniques dating from Roman times in combination with the most modern of production methodologies to provide BRIST oils with an unrivalled quality, in what is already an unsurpassed region of Istria, for olive growing.

Our olives at BRIST are grown specifically in antique Roman Villae Rusticae olive groves overlooking the beautiful Brijuni archipelago. In doing this we continue thousands of years of tradition. It is also our belief that in the modern era, the finest olives come from traditionally grown groves on smaller family owned agricultural land and family is at the core of all we do.

From the generations of our family gathering the olives at harvest time, to our oil reaching your family table, the ethos of BRIST remains professional but ultimately a family, and a family friendly endeavour. From our family to yours, we wish you great enjoyment of out wonderful, healthy, unique and naturally produced extra virgin olive oils.