Tuscany
Destinazione
1.5 hours
Durata
Ita-Eng
Lingua
1+
Persone

Olivastra Seggianese variety

You will discover with me this native olive variety, which only grows in a small patch of Tuscany on the slopes of Mount Amiata.

We will take a walk among our tall, age-old Olivastra Seggianese olive trees: I will explain to you their fascinating history, pruning and training, olive harvest and extra virgin olive oil storage.

After visiting our olive grove, in the farm we will taste together two types of our Olivastra Seggianese olive oil PDO (EU protected designation of origin) and you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil, its qualities and defects.


The Expert Mirko: my passion for olive trees originates from the “bruschetta” (slices of toasted bread) that my grandparents and parents prepared when I was a child, from the days spent playing around the trees. Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of a thousand inhabitants at the foot of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto. The native variety of this territory is the Olivastra Seggianese, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC.

WhereSeggiano, Grosseto – 50 min from Pienza and Montepulciano
WhenEveryday – duration 1.5 hours
Start timeFlexible start time by agreement with the Expert
What’s included
Walk in the farmOlive oil tasting
Sensory journey
What’s not included
Transport

Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

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My passion for olive trees originates from the “bruschetta” (slices of toasted bread) that my grandparents and parents prepared when I was a child, from the days spent playing around the trees. This has always been our family passion, because olive harvest was a joy for my grandparents and olive oil was an important resource for the whole year.

Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of a thousand inhabitants at the foot of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto. The native variety of this territory is the Olivastra Seggianese, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC.

The olive harvest takes place from early October until late November. We largely pick the olives by hand as to avoid stressing our tall, age-old Olivastra Seggianese olive trees. Year after year, mechanical techniques have been added to this method, but not for a complete harvest: only men with traditional wooden ladders can reach the highest fronds. We press the olives immediately after harvesting in order to maintain all their properties.

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