Region of divine olive oil
The tradition of olive growing dates back ancient Rome which recognized Istria as the ideal land for cultivating this most famous Mediterranean elixir. Archaeological sites along the coast clearly show that Istria had quite large olive oil production capacities which are by size, unique in our wider surroundings...
According to world standards, Istrian olive oil is of the highest quality, and you can taste it if you follow the olive oil routes with marked oil mills and cellars of the best Istrian olive growers.
You will discover different tastes at different olive growers. From the autochthonous species, you will probably taste the buža and Istrian bjelica oil, but the foreign species also do extremely well in Istria - the soft leccino, the piquant pendolino and frantoio, and the others. Depending on the imagination and affinities of the producer, you will also meet the mixtures of the species. It is important to point out that the local olive oils are systematically building their images on the high quality, not on the produced quantities.
Extra virgin olive oil is the purest product that an olive may provide. All valuable substances, which make the olive oil one of the best quality food in human diet, remain preserved in it.
If you try it and feel the intensive taste of the product, along the mild burning sensation in your throat, don't panic. The mild burning sensation is the impeccable sign that you have just tried the top quality product.