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Oleotourism Celebrating the creation of Olive Oil

So what is Oleotourism? Recently the phrase was taken in to law in Italy, so what does this mean for the future of olive tourism and what does it offer to visitors interested in the olive oil cycle? Oleotourism is the support, celebration and promotion of the olive oil industry and all its associated and relevant facets, from olive tree cultivation, tree growth, pruning, farms that operate olive oil businesses, agriturismo‘s that also create olive oil, olive oil mills and the companies and brands that work within the area of olive oil sales.

Olive Oil as a destination

In the same way the wine tourism exists and is known as Enotourism, oenotourism, wine tourism, or vinitourism, it has become apparent that olive oil as a tourist destination has grown slowly over the last decade and therefore Oleotourism has become more known, and mainstream. We know that for may of us that enjoy food, travel and new experiences, getting to know more about the life of olive oil as part of a destination experience combined with a food experience is definitely an interesting concept. Considering the locations where olive oil is created, such as from the olive groves of Maremma Tuscany we see that enjoying the serenity, beauty and closeness to nature all make a visit for oleotourism Tuscany great idea, either when touring or a short break.

Olive Mill tour, the pressing of the olives

After the hard work of the olive harvest has been completed the olives are taken to the olive mill, these mills due to there complexity and cost are normally funded by all the farms in the locality, and therefore are really a community effort. Actually, as the olives are harvested thay are taken to the olive mill, they have to be as fresh as possible in order to get the very best taste and flavour.

As part of your time at Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, we can organise a visit to the olive mill where we create our organic extra virgin olive oil. The visit will show you the complete process and all thew equipment used, as well as full explanations by thew olive miller, who is the expert in the creation of incredible olive oils. After the technical aspect, there will be an olive oil tasting, giving you the chance to experience some of the olive oils created recently by the mill, including the latest oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie.

Dinner in the Olive grove

Join us for an Olive oil dinner experience, relax and enjoy the sound and sights of sunset in Maremma, surrounded by nature and olive trees you will enjoy a real olive inspired cooking celebration, which will be 5 courses served along with a selection of Tenuta Le Mandorlaie organic wines. We can discuss further the current farming practices by olive farmers, and the future of olive farming that includes the addition of technology and new growing practices, all in all we want you to enjoy the space and sounds around you, immersed in the olive groves of Tenuta Le Mandorlaie.

Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent organic products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.