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Olive oil tasting

Vodice, Croatia

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Experience hosted by Tomislav

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Croatian

What you'll do

Upon arrival at our olive mill, we will take a short tour of the machinery, so you can see how the whole process works – from olive fruit reception until those golden oil drops start to fill the pots. Through a brief historical overview, we will explain how our ancestors used to do it in contrast to how we do it today. You will be familiarized with typical characteristics, as well as defects and virtues of olive oil. From sightseeing to storytelling, slowly we will continue tasting different sorts of oil. Although we'll make sure you go home familiarized with the professional aspect of oil tasting, which is being carried out by only drinking olive oil, be prepared to spoil your palate with magical tastes of the finest homemade prosciutto and cheese as well. If you add a sip or two of wine we guarantee you'll want to come back and do it all over again ;)
Other things to note
In front of the oil mill there is enough parking space for as many cars or even buses
Upon arrival at our olive mill, we will take a short tour of the machinery, so you can see how the whole process works – from olive fruit reception until those golden oil drops start to fill the pots. Through a brief historical overview, we will explain how our ancestors used to do it in contrast to how we do it today. You will be familiarized with typical characteristics, as well as defects and virtues of olive oil. From sightseeing to storytel…

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What's included

  • Food
    Autochthonous varieties of olive oil, homemade prosciutto cheese, and bread
  • Drinks
    Home made red wine, white wine, travarica ( herb brandy)
From $35
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Tomislav

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
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I'm Tomislav, 35 years old olive oil expert :)
As an owner of an oil mill in Vodice called Sv. Ivan, and a few big olive groves, through lots of tasting, cooking and may I say living for the olives and from the olives I've managed to learn all that is about olive oil. My family runs the business for years, we produce our olive oil and we have our own brand. Therefore I decided to set up a tasting room with a small shop in order to familiarize visitors with our business, teach them a little bit about olive oil and give them a possibility to taste some exquisite local products. Through this process, I will be assisted by my lovely wife Helena as a co-host (https://hr.airbnb.com/users/show/271285990)
and together we will give our best to give you an unforgettable experience.
I'm Tomislav, 35 years old olive oil expert :)
As an owner of an oil mill in Vodice called Sv. Ivan, and a few big olive groves, through lots of tasting, cooking and may I say living for the olives and from the olives I've managed to learn all that is about olive oil. My family runs the business for years, we produce our olive oil and we have our own brand. Therefore I decided to set up a tasting room with a small shop in order to familiarize visitors with our business, teach them a little…
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Where you'll be

Guests shall visit Olive oil Mill Sv. Ivan in Vodice, plant for olive processing, tasting room and a souvenir shop.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Jill
September 2020
This experience exceeded even our most lofty expectations. Highly recommend. Will absolutely be back. Our hosts; Tomislav and Helena were delightful. The olive oil, the food, the conversation, the total experience was fabulous.
Quentin
August 2020
Amazing Experience !! You will never taste and buy olive oil the same way after this visit. Tomislav & Helena are passionated by their project, helping olives producers to make better oil and teaching consumers how to distinguish good and bad oil to buy the good one. You will learn all the fabrication process from Olive farming to the bottle and how to taste the oil with some simple tips to make the good choice. On top of that, they was very friendly and flexible on the schedule. We will recommend to all our friends coming in Croatia to make a stop at their mills ! Do the same !
Amazing Experience !! You will never taste and buy olive oil the same way after this visit. Tomislav & Helena are passionated by their project, helping olives producers to make be…
Sonja
July 2020
Wer eine Olivenölverkostung sucht ist hier richtig. Wir haben einen tollen Einblick des gesamten Prozesses erhalten. Zudem haben wir uns von dem ersten Moment an sehr willkommen gefühlt, fast wie Freunde und weniger als Gäste. Die Leidenschaft für Oliven der beiden machen diese Veranstaltung einmalig. Zudem ist der Verkostungsraum sehr modern und schön. Das Öl und das servierte Essen inkl. Wein waren qualitativ sehr hochwertig und einfach lecker. Ein tolles Erlebnis, dass ich jedem empfehlen kann. Wir warten jetzt schon auf den Onlineshop :-).
Wer eine Olivenölverkostung sucht ist hier richtig. Wir haben einen tollen Einblick des gesamten Prozesses erhalten. Zudem haben wir uns von dem ersten Moment an sehr willkommen ge…
Radim
July 2020
Úžasný zážitek, skvělý hostitelé, nadšení pro věc. Dozvěděli jsme se mnoho nového o sklízení a zpracování oliv. Výborná degustace a snoubení olivového oleje s jídlem. Ochutnávka domácího vína a lihovin byla výborná. Doporučujeme prohlídku!!!
Úžasný zážitek, skvělý hostitelé, nadšení pro věc. Dozvěděli jsme se mnoho nového o sklízení a zpracování oliv. Výborná degustace a snoubení olivového oleje s jídlem. Ochutnávka do…
Robin
July 2020
My girlfriend and I felt very welcome at Tomislavs and Helenas olive oil mill. The tour through the factory was very detailed and interesting. We were always able to ask questions. The olive juice tasting was also an unique experience. The served food had an incredible taste. At all you could feel their passion for olive oil the whole time! It'sa must see if you are able to go.
My girlfriend and I felt very welcome at Tomislavs and Helenas olive oil mill. The tour through the factory was very detailed and interesting. We were always able to ask questions.…
Дмитрий
July 2020
It was great. We saw the olive mill and walked through the whole process of oil production. Also it was intereresting to see grafted olive trees. After the excursion around the mill we had olive oil tasting and wonderful conversations with the hosts. We learned some unexpected things like crazy food combinations. The hosts are passionate about everything they do. It's so nice to see purposeful people with broad perspectives.
It was great. We saw the olive mill and walked through the whole process of oil production. Also it was intereresting to see grafted olive trees. After the excursion around the mil…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Nothing but a smile on your face :)