Brist Olive Grove Tours

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Welcome to the Sta. Margherita olive grove where we invite you to a very special experience with us. Located on the gentle slopes above Vodnjan, and with a view over the Brijuni Islands, our grove is not just about the natural heritage but also about the beautiful cultural heritage to be found there.
 
We look forward to meeting you in person.
 

Paul & family team.

TOUR OPTIONS

Sta. Margherita Olive Grove Walking Tours

(October - May)

Location: Sta Margherita Olive Farm
(optional shop tasting afterwards)

Duration: 1,5 hours or 2,5 hours including shop tasting

Includes:

 

  • a morning or evening time olive farm walking tour
  • lead by owners and family members Paul or Lena
  • a full education on the growing / harvesting / production process
  • learn all about Istria’s 2000-year olive oil history
  • visit to the (13th century) Sta. Margherita Chapel
  • an optional recommended full tasting at the Brist shop
  • No extra charge for shop tasting afterwards
 Price: Adults 150kn / Children 75kn / 0-4 years Free

More details

These walking tours are set on our farm. However we also recommendation you visit our shop for a full tasting of our oils afterwards with no extra charge (if you haven’t already visited us there).

To avoid the heat of the day, and depending on the season, we have walking tours starting early or late where you can discover the story behind our oils. The tour is dynamic, and covers not only the work of an olive farm, but looks at the amazing ecology, history and archaeology of the area. You will learn why these gentle hills around Vodnjan, with a view of the sea, have been considered the perfect place to grow olives for over 2000 years.

There is so much to learn, and we are looking forward to sharing our experience and knowledge with you.

SUNSET OLIVE GROVE EXPERIENCE

June – September

(Bookings open in May)

Location: Sta. Margherita Olive Grove

Duration: 3 hours

Includes:

  • early evening olive farm walking tour
  • lead by owners and family members Paul or Lena
  • a full education on the growing / harvesting process
  • learn all about Istria’s 2000-year olive oil history
  • visit to the 13th century Sta. Margherita Chapel
  • a guided tasting of Brist ‘Exclusive Selection’ EVOO
  • enjoy a light traditional Istrian meal with sparkling wine
  • taste all Brist oils with different dishes
  • experience sunset over the Brijuni Islands
  • watch the stars come out. 🙂
 
Price: Adults 300kn / Children 150kn / 0-4 years Free

More details

This tour is set on our farm only. The shop can be visited separately, during our shop working hours, for a free full tasting.

We start in the evening after the heat of the day, and discover the story behind our oils. The tour is relaxed, and covers not only the work of an olive farm, but looks at the amazing ecology, history and archaeology of the area. You will learn why these gentle hills around Vodnjan, with a view of the sea, have been considered the perfect place to grow olives for over 2000 years.

After the walking part of the tour we sit and relax under the centennial trees in the very heart of our grove. There we give you an expert tasting on our oils as we enjoy the sunset over the Brijuni Islands. With locally sourced traditional fresh food, sparkling wine and good conversation we stay by candlelight until the stars come out and the night envelops the grove.

Our tours are very interactive and are always a two way conversation about all the many elements that go into producing a world-class oil in a sustainable and ethical way.

We love our tours to be a sharing experience, not just of our thoughts but yours too. Whether you visit us as a couple to relax and recharge your batteries or come to us with your children to enjoy the wonderful energy at the heart of everything we do, you are very welcome.

We hope to see you soon.

Paul & Lena.