Olive Oil Tours in Andalusia
The tradition of olive oil in Andalusia dates back more than 2,000 years, and the olive forms an essential part of the ‘Mediterranean-Trilogy,’ alongside grains and grapes. Bread, olive oil and wine have always been the pillars of the Mediterranean diet and still remain so today. A visit to Andalusia is not complete without tasting and experiencing the best examples of these three basic products.
The province of Andalusia is home to almost 200 million olive trees, well over half of Spain's total. These huge groves have been tended by countless generations that have inhabited these plains and mountains since Phoenician times.
Tannin Trail visit some of the best boutique olive oil mills in Spain, all 100% eco-sustainable and organic olive oil farms situated in hundreds of hectares of olive groves. All of them have won the most important awards both nationally and internationally. The awards received range from The Food Awards of Spain, the highest recognition of excellence in olive cultivation in the country, and the best extra virgin olive oil awarded by the International Olive Oil Council. No other oils have ever won these awards more than once!
From: Marbella, Malaga*
✔ Doorstep Pickup
✔ New Mercedes Minibus
✔ Olive Oil Tasting
✔ Olive Oil Tour
✔ Local Wine Pairing
✔ Optional Lunch
✔ Limited to 8 Guests Per Day
* Doorstep pickup from all areas between Malaga and Marbella, e.g. Mijas, Benalmadena, La Cala, Benahavis, Estepona etc. (Larger Groups Arranged Separately)
** Self-Guided or Guided Tour
On your Olive Oil Tour, you will visit a small artisanal Mill located on an estate of more than 60 hectares, producing virgin monovarietal olive oil from Verdial and Chamomile varieties. The mill has been carefully restored and has many original features such as the ancient press made up of large conical stones that were originally used to crush grapes and then subsequently for pressing olives. Here you can also see the original 300 year old vine storage vats with a capacity for four thousand litres each, which are now used for oil storage.
During the tour, your host will also explain the details of the operation of the mill and the process of making their virgin olive oil.