Brist Olive Grove Tours

Thank you for visiting us and, as a family, we wish you a very warm welcome.

We run three types of tours:

  • Morning tour – farm and optional shop after
  • Sunset Tours – farm only
  • Private group tours – please contact us directly

We look forward to meeting you in person.

Paul, Lena, Damir & Silvano.

Morning Olive Grove Tour

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

  • a morning 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
  • see the Illyrian (Pre-Roman) archeology of the Histri tribes
  • an optional recommended full tasting at the Brist shop
  • No extra charge for shop tasting afterwards (1 extra hour)

This tour is set on our farm. However we also recommendation you visit our shop for a full tasting of our oils afterwards with no extra charge.

We start early, before the heat of the day, and 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 share, and nature has such beautiful colour in the morning. The tour is great for young families, and those who want a lively start to the day.

Sunset Olive Grove Tour

Location: Sta. Margherita Olive Grove

  • 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
  • see the Illyrian (Pre-Roman) archeology of the Histri tribes
  • a guided tasting of Brist ‘Exclusive Selection’ EVOO
  • enjoy light traditional Istrian food and sparkling wine
  • taste all Brist oils with different foods
  • experience sunset over the Brijuni Islands
  • watch the stars come out 🙂

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 snacks, sparkling wine and good conversation.