Olive Oil Mill, Wine, and Passion

Learn about Spanish Olive Oil and wine

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The Integral Part of Spanish Cuisine

Olive oil is an integral part of Spanish cuisine. No Spanish kitchen would be complete with a bottle of olive oil. Spain is the biggest producer of olive oil in the whole world. It’s said that Phoenicians introduced the olive tree to Spain back in 1050 B.C, meaning they have almost a 3,000-year connection to the country.

However, it was the Romans, who referred to olive oil as “liquid gold,” that began the spread of olive groves throughout Spain and the Moors that introduced more advanced cultivation and production techniques. Did you know that there are over a hundred varieties of Spanish olives? However, only 24 of them are used in the oil making process, each one with a distinct, delicious flavor. You can learn these facts and many more on our fantastic Córdoba tour.

Itinerary

Meet the local foodie expert and hop in the van! The journey begins.

Drive to the south of the county and enjoy the wonderful landscape. After 20 minutes of driving, we visit a typical family olive oil mill and the countryside. There, you’ll learn to recognize good olive oil by its freshness and flavour, discover the ancient art of olive oil making, and find out what makes good olive oil so special.

If your visit is between November and January, you can be part of the harvest. Learn how the olives are picked!

After a sample of bread, olive oil, and coffee we depart for the next stop. We head to a cellar in the Montilla region where we learn the process of making wine accompanied by a foodie and wine expert.

Then, we gather in the cellar for a wine tasting. Taste five wines that are aged in different barrels depending on their characteristics. They can be aged to joven, fino, oloroso, amontillado, or sweet Pedro Ximénez. Learn the difference between each type of wine and how to enjoy them with local Andalusian cheeses.

FAQs

  • Chevron down What's included?
    • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Extra virgin olive oil, and flavoured olive oil
    • Coffee, bread, and oil – A Miller’s breakfast
    • Five types of wine: Verdejo PDO of Rueda, Syrah wine, Fino (dry white sherry), Jóneb (young wine) and a Pedro Ximénez (dessert sherry)
    • Tapas of Serrano ham and fresh sheep cheese
  • Chevron down Pick-up
  • Meet your foodie expert in front of the main door of Victoria Market. Your Foodie expert will park the car directly opposite the front door.

    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.

    Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.

    Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

  • Chevron down Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.