Escursione gourmet al gusto d'olio d'oliva con vista sulle Saline - Parco Naturale delle Saline di Sicciole
Embark on an enchanting journey to the heart of coastal Slovenia, where the ecological olive farm Gramona beckons from the picturesque southern slopes of the Seča Peninsula. Experience the captivating transformation from delicate flowers to the abundant harvest of olives, a spectacle that unfolds throughout the seasons, offering a glimpse into the farm's vibrant life no matter when you choose to visit.
€ 27 / person
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THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Exploring the enchanting olive groves on a guided tour
- Indulging in a guided degustation featuring three distinct varieties of organic olive oils
- Learning about olive oil production and how to recognize quality olive oils
- Selection of local delicacies, including fresh bread, caprese salad, pickled olives, and olive pate canapés
- Sipping on exceptional drinks, including the refreshing notes of homemade elderflower juice and a glass of the finest local Malvasia wine
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old receive a 50% discount.
Are you curious about the art of crafting exceptional olive oil? Discover the process and taste this golden elixir at the Gramona Farm
Embark on an enchanting journey to the heart
of coastal Slovenia, where the ecological olive farm Gramona beckons
from the picturesque southern slopes of the Seča Peninsula. Experience the captivating
transformation from delicate flowers to the abundant harvest of olives, a
spectacle that unfolds throughout the seasons, offering a glimpse into
the farm's vibrant life no matter when you choose to visit.
This is more than just a gourmet olive tour - it's an immersion into the rich tradition of a family that is cultivating a unique landscape in organic and regenerative way. Four generations live on the farm, from the teenage children of the owner to their great-grandfather that is still active at the farm despite his 91 years. Join Nina, as she leads you through the sprawling olive groves overlooking the enchanting Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.
The adventure is set to take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, starting from mid-March and running until the end of October. Bookings are required and must be made at least 24 hours before the start. A custom olive tour can arranged upon request. The number of spots is limited to a maximum of 12 individuals. The experience is conducted in Slovenian, Italian, and English.
Gramona Farm throughout the Seasons
Witness the meticulous process of olive
pruning from mid March to May, a crucial step in ensuring the
health and productivity of the trees. The Gramona family, committed to
continual improvement, dedicates efforts to enhance soil quality, believing
that better soil yields better and tastier produce. You might also experience the hands-on
preparation of steaming compost, nurturing the soil for
the upcoming harvest.
In April, delicate buds burst into
bloom, transforming the Gramona ecological olive farm into a vibrant
tapestry of colors as the meadow flowers bloom. May brings an olive flowering spectacle, where tiny flowers
grace the orchards. Yet, the agricultural dance takes a unique turn – only
5-10% of these flowers evolve into coveted olive fruits. May and June become a
crucial time, offering a glimpse into the potential harvest.
Explore the farm's orchards, where Istrian
Belica, a local olive variety, stands out with its beauty. Amidst olive
trees, various fruits, herbs, and beautiful flowers add to the visual feast
during the spring and autumn seasons. A repaired dry stone terrace wall,
adorned with spring flowers in full bloom, provides a picturesque setting for
Discover unexpected beauty in the midst of the
olive groves – orchids flourishing alongside olive trees. The intricate
dance between nature and farming unfolds, creating a harmonious blend of
agricultural tradition and sustainable practices.
In summer heat olive trees patiently wait for better times and autumn rains, holding onto precious fruits. Despite the heat there is still some work to do with summer pruning, where the new growth from the spring is reduced - the young vertical branches don’t bear fruit and by removing them they ensure a more airy canopy and easier harvest. Visiting the farm during the summer serves as an ideal daytime activity, especially when it's too hot for sunbathing. A delightful stroll among the olive tree rows, seeking solace in the courtyard's shade, and immersing in the warm aromas of Mediterranean herbs and trees can be almost therapeutic.
As autumn sets in, the hills of Istra come alive with the most
important ritual – the olive harvest at Gramona Farm. The quiet summer
days transform into a bustling hub of activity, marking the culmination of
careful tending. The harvest season typically begins from October to
November, depending on the olive variety and local climate. Anticipation
builds as the first olives blush with ripeness, signaling the start of the
time-honored handpicking tradition.
Individual Gourmet Olive Tour
Your journey begins with a guided degustation of their organic olive oil, a golden elixir acclaimed for its exceptional quality.
In addition to the olive history, organic and regenerative farm practices, you'll delve into the intricacies of recognizing quality olive oil and learn about olive production from tree to table, as well as its health benefits.
Immerse yourself in the flavors of local olive delicacies, accompanied by a glass of wine, transporting you to the heart of the Mediterranean.
Following the exquisite tasting you join a guided tour through picturesque olive groves, where the sun, sea breeze, and saline microclimate of the salt pans impart an unparalleled flavor to the olives. Modern sustainable practices seamlessly blend with age-old traditions, resulting in award-winning olive oils and an exquisite range of organic gourmet produce.
Conclude your visit with a leisurely stroll
through fragrant olive groves, revealing a breathtaking panorama
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
. Experience the air filled with salt and bask in
the sun's rays, creating special conditions that make this region a haven for
Don't miss the chance to bring a piece of
this extraordinary experience home with you. Gramona invites you to explore
their gourmet shop, where an array of prized products awaits. Seize the
opportunity to infuse your home with the taste of Istria and relive the magic
of the Gramona family farm.
Join us on this immersive adventure at
Gramona Farm, where the seasonal rhythm of nature, the challenges of farming,
and the dedication to sustainability converge. Book your guided tour and
degustation now, and become a part of a journey that transcends the ordinary,
where every season, every flower, and every olive tells a story of resilience
and the pursuit of excellence.