The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean region and nowadays Spain produces about half of the world´s olive oil.
You will visit a traditional grove as well as a modern olive estate, both at the foothill of Sierra Nevada Natural Park
near the village of Dilar.
The traditional grove is the most prevalent, comprising 2/3 of the groves in Spain. These groves were developed during the Moorish period and are a main component of the Andalusian countryside, culture and heritage. Our guide will explain why olive trees are one of the main pillars of Mediterranean culture and why they are considered ”eternal”.
In the modern family estate you will see all the cares the tree needs to produce the best quality olives. You will also learn about the different production techniques designed to achieve environmental sustainability with respect for nature.
How many years can an olive tree live? When does it produce olives? What is the difference between green and black olives? How many different varieties of olives are there in the world? how do they get irrigated? How are they harvested? how to prepare table olives? You will find the answers to all these questions and any others you may have. You might even be able to pick an olive from the tree and eat it – Surely you will be surprised!