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, Lena & Silvano.

TOUR OPTIONS

SUNSET OLIVE GROVE EXPERIENCE

(June – September)

Location: Sta. Margherita Olive Grove

Duration: 3 hours

  • early evening olive farm walking tour
  • 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 200kn / Children 100kn / 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 on our terrace overlooking the Brijuni Islands. There we share some local traditional fresh food, sparkling wine and good conversation.

OLIVE GROVE WALKING TOURS
(October - May)

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

Duration: 1,5 hours

  • a morning or evening time olive farm walking tour
  • 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
  • an optional recommended full tasting at the Brist shop
  • No extra charge for shop tasting afterwards (1 extra hour)
 
Price: Adults 125kn / Children 50kn / 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…

THE BRIST TOUR EXPERIENCE

NATURE

The real understanding of nature is in the very small elements and their very delicate relationship with each other. With great care, farming can also contribute to this balance. We’d like to share with you our passion for being in harmony with nature and the planet, and how this respectful and long-term thinking is key in producing the very best that nature can offer.

HISTORY

Istria has been cultivated with olive trees for well over two-thousand years. Inhabited by the Illyrians, Romans, Venetians, through to modern times – all have left their mark on the land. Our grove tour is not just about nature, but understanding history and learning from it as well. We would love to hear your thoughts on how we can create a better, more positive, balanced and sustainable future.

FAMILY

Being a regular family we sometimes drive each other crazy! More often we do so because we care so much about what we do, but we don’t always agree how to do it.

That’s why we love to listen to your opinions also. We love our tours to be a sharing experience, and in this way your tour becomes a reflection of you. Whether you visit us alone to relax and recharge your batteries or come to us with your children to listen to the rustling of the trees, we are delighted.

We hope to see you soon.

Paul & Lena.