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Olive oil tasting in the olive grove

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 106 reviews.Lecce, Italy

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Experience hosted by Arianna

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn about olive oil tasting in the charming setting of our olive grove.
We meet at 4pm in Lecce and drive together to the family olive grove. When we arrive, we will have a walk with Max (our welcoming german shepherd) to discover the history and the hidden corners of our farm. During our walk we will come into contact with olive trees of 200 years old as well as 4 years old trees and learn all the characteristics of olive trees cultivation.

From tree to the table, we will have a practical lesson under an ancient olive tree and learn the basics of olive oil tasting to discover the organoleptic qualities of 3 different olive oils, how to recognize defects and attributes.

To end our experience, we will share a glass of wine (or fresh juice) with some typical dishes from Salento. You will enjoy an immersion into the shades of our land with simple and tasteful ingredients. The best is always to spend some time together at sunset with a breeze of the end of a hot day.
Learn about olive oil tasting in the charming setting of our olive grove.
We meet at 4pm in Lecce and drive together to the family olive grove. When we arrive, we will have a walk with Max (our welcoming german shepherd) to discover the history and the hidden corners of our farm. During our walk we will come into contact with olive trees of 200 years old as well as 4 years old trees and learn all the characteristics of olive trees cultivatio…

What's included

  • Food
    Aperitivo with mozzarella and bruschette. Let me know if you are on a speci...
  • Drinks
    Wine: Red, Rosè or White. You can choose your favorite. Fresh Juice is an a...
  • Transportation
    We meet in Lecce and with my car, we drive about 30min to reach the olive g...
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Fri, Jul 17
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Mon, Jul 20
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Mon, Aug 3
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Arianna

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 106 Reviews
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I'm an agricultural entrepreneur from Lecce with a special passion for extra virgin olive oil. My family has been producing olive oil since 1885 and now after four generation, I continue working with new agricultural knowledge but still the same enthusiasm and care.
Since 2015, I manage the everyday activities in the olive grove and take care of the quality checks of the final product. I’m an olive oil enthusiast and love to explore the different characteristics of olive oils.
My favorite season is autumn when it’s time for olive harvest; it’s just a joy to taste a fresh drop of olive oil.
I'm an agricultural entrepreneur from Lecce with a special passion for extra virgin olive oil. My family has been producing olive oil since 1885 and now after four generation, I continue working with new agricultural knowledge but still the same enthusiasm and care.
Since 2015, I manage the everyday activities in the olive grove and take care of the quality checks of the final product. I’m an olive oil enthusiast and love to explore the different characteristics of olive oils.
My favo…
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Where you'll be

We will spend the afternoon in our family olive grove, having a walk to discover the farm and the characteristics of olive trees. The olive oil tasting will be in the shade of an ancient olive tree, where we can enjoy the rest of the day until sunset.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 106 reviews.

Calum
June 2020
A beautiful and peaceful experience exploring the groves in good company. Arianna and David are friendly, knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the work they do and it shows. Felt among friends and always very welcome. The oil was delicious too and we learned a lot. Would definitely recommend
A beautiful and peaceful experience exploring the groves in good company. Arianna and David are friendly, knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the work they do and it sh…
Alexander
November 2019
Arianna was fantastic and the whole event was a great experience. Arianna is very passionate and knowledgeable about her work and her family history. Next to growing several varieties of olives she’s also making high class olive oil and is an olive oil sommelier. Great event - strongly recommended.
Arianna was fantastic and the whole event was a great experience. Arianna is very passionate and knowledgeable about her work and her family history. Next to growing several variet…
Trish
November 2019
Our experience with Ariana was exceptional! She was highly knowledgeable and shared her passion for her family’s olive grove with us. As a certified olive oil sommelier, she treated us to a special olive oil tasting experience. This was followed by a delicious selection of aperitifs and wine. She made each of us feel very welcome and at home. It was a wonderful day!!
Our experience with Ariana was exceptional! She was highly knowledgeable and shared her passion for her family’s olive grove with us. As a certified olive oil sommelier, she trea…
David
October 2019
Ariana clearly has a deep, emotional connection to her farm and her trees. They are her family. It was a privilege to meet her father , and to spend time at this special place which has been in her family for four generations.
David H
October 2019
Fabulous! The hands-on experience was so much fun. And the education received on all things olive oil was great. First time for olive oil tasting and enjoyed learning the nuances of fresh olive oil. Kudus to Ardrianna for her gold medal at the 2019 NYIOOC.
Fabulous! The hands-on experience was so much fun. And the education received on all things olive oil was great. First time for olive oil tasting and enjoyed learning the nuance…
Panita
October 2019
Overall very nice experience. The impressive landscape of 200 years old trees in the Masseria. Fun tasting technique with great food in accompany. Arianna explained about types of trees adds a nice depth to olive oil varieties. Plus, lovely loyal doggy guardians!
Overall very nice experience. The impressive landscape of 200 years old trees in the Masseria. Fun tasting technique with great food in accompany. Arianna explained about types of…

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

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

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