Sicily
Destination
3 hours
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Ita-Eng
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Sicilian olive oil tasting, with sommelier!

Discover the fantastic world of Sicilian extra virgin olive oil at our beautiful relais in the heart of rural Sicily in Racalmuto, Agrigento. Join the olive grove tour and olive oil tasting, led by our Sommelier and owner of the estate.


What you’ll do

  • Walk among the olive trees and learn how olive oil is produced in Sicily
  • Taste Sicilian extra virgin olive oil with the Olive Oil Sommelier

Price per person: € 40


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What to expect

Olive oil tasting guided by our Sommelier to discover the fantastic world of Sicilian extra virgin olive oil.

We will welcome you to our farm located in Racalmuto, in the province of Agrigento, for the olive grove tour in search of the different types of cultivars and their characteristics.

We will discover the history and curiosities of the estate, how to take care of the olive trees and what attention should be paid to them during the seasons to ensure the best outcome of the final product.

We will then go to the internal hall of the structure, an old farmhouse from the 18th century surrounded by the purest nature. This is where the olive oil tasting will take place: the technical extra virgin olive oil tasting according to the principles of the Italian Oil Sommelier Foundation.

We will taste from 4 to 6 types of Sicilian olive oil, depending on availability, and learn to recognise their defects, aromas and the right combinations. We will discover the fundamental steps and innovative harvesting techniques adopted by the farm to produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Finally, we will understand how to read a label in order to correctly choose the olive oil in the shop and what are the secrets for a correct conservation.

After the extra virgin olive oil tasting guided by the Sommelier, we will serve from our pool bar a tasting board with typical Sicilian foods based on home-made preserves, local gastronomic specialities and the new olive oil, testing the importance of a good extra virgin oil in the kitchen.

Where Racalmuto, Agrigento – 25 min from Agrigento
When Everyday – duration 3 hours
Start time Flexible start time  by agreement with the Expert
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing
  • Lunch or dinner can be added on request
  • For farm stay, ask for a customised experience
What’s included
Olive grove tour
Sicilian olive oil tasting with sommelier
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 40

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The Food Expert:

The history of our family has been linked to these lands for three generations, since grandfather Alfonso, an ancient olive oil merchant, bought the first hectares in the early 1960s and fulfilled his dream of planting an olive grove. It is here that we make our Sicilian extra virgin olive oil PGI, cold extracted from carefully selected olives, harvested by hand and milled within 12 hours.

The farmer, an olive oil sommelier, will guide you through the discovery of olive oil from Sicily. For Sicilian olive oil, this region means one of the Italian territories most suited to the production of this extraordinary gift of the earth and man’s work, which expresses conviviality and culture in its liquid state.


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

The history of our family has been linked to these lands for three generations since grandfather Alfonso, an ancient oil merchant, bought the first hectares in the early 1960s and fulfilled his dream of planting an olive grove.

Over time, although engaged in other activities, we have never been able to resist the call of this magical place, so much that in 2010 we decided to enlarge the property and create a farmhouse immersed in rural Sicily. An ancient farmhouse dating back to the late eighteenth century, immersed in the quiet of a timeless landscape surrounded by olive trees, carob trees and prickly pears. A magical place where you can find the balance between body and mind, let yourself be guided to the discovery of ancient traditions and savour simple and genuine food.

It is here that we make our Sicilian extra virgin olive oil PGI, cold extracted from carefully selected olives, harvested by hand and milled within 12 hours.

The farmer, olive oil sommelier, will guide you to discover this extraordinary gift of land and human work, expressing conviviality and culture in a liquid state.

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