Experiences

Discover DOP OLIVE OIL

Discover the DOP olive oil

2h: 30m

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pairings with wine and local foods

shipping available

Italian Olive Oils from 4 regions

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Book the olive oil tasting now

Live an adventure with Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde and visit the Garden of Olives, nestled among the rows of vineyards and dry stone walls of Valpolicella. Learn from the guide the importance of olive oil in the history of man and know its historical and religious symbolism

Booking instructions:

  • add the number of participants

  • select your preferred date

  • choose the time (the transport is only at 10:00) and click checkout

  • Insert your data

  • proceed to payment

  • receive the ticket and instructions on the email indicated

You can cancel your reservation (net of management fees) within 24 hours before the start of the experience.

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Live an adventure with Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde and visit the Garden of Olives, nestled among the rows of vineyards and dry stone walls of Valpolicella. Learn from the guide the importance of olive oil in the history of man and know its historical and religious symbolism

The ancient techniques of olive oil production

Learn how the olive is grown and what care must be given to the plant before extracting the olive oil from the olive drupes. Follow the guide as he talks to you about olive growing, milling and how the olive oil is extracted at the mill. You will learn about the main cultivars widespread in Italy (the cultivated varieties of olive oil) and the biodiversity of our territory.

Degustazione di olio di oliva

The delicate link between extra virgin and organic

Our guide will explain the meaning of extra virgin olive oil up to the organic olive cultivation technique: a bond that defines the immaculate purity of olive oil.

How to read the label of olive oil

At the Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde course you will distinguish the characteristics of the olive oil that are specified on the label by the producer and during the tasting, you will recognize the characteristics of the quality oil with the olfactory nuances. We will deepen the meaning of DOP (protected designation of origin) for olive oil and the close link with the production area in Italy.

Comparazione olio di oliva

Tasting and comparison between Italian olive oils

At the time of tasting you will be instructed on the differences between olive oils, to be sought through the use of all 5 senses of the body. You will also compare the characteristics of 4 Italian olive oils from different regions.

Relax with delicious food during the tasting, in the cool of our terrace

Sit in the cool of the ancient walnut on our enchanting terrace overlooking the Valpolicella and enjoy delicious snacks paired with the tasting of Italian Olive Oils

What's included:

  • Guided tour of the Garden of Olives and visit to the Estate

  • Tasting of various types of Italian Olive Oils

  • Light lunch with typical products of the Veneto

Meeting place:

at the time booked at Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde: loc. Gazzo 4 37020 Marano di Valpolicella

The place can be reached by car (30 minutes from Verona and Lake Garda) and also by public transport (in this case our service is available to organize the itinerary). If you have chosen the option with transport from Verona, you will be contacted by our service.

Tips:

Summer:

  • comfortable shoes: we will walk in the countryside and on uneven pavement

  • a shawl for visiting the cellars where the temperature is low

  • a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun

Winter:

  • comfortable shoes: we will walk in the countryside which can be muddy and on uneven pavement

  • warm clothes for the visit to the cellars

Accessibility':

Experience for everyone: very low difficulty level.

The experience is family friendly: your children are welcome.

Please let us know if you want to bring small animals with you.

Accessible to strollers.

People with disabilities: please notify us in order to arrange your stay.

MEETING PLACE:

Estate

Santa Maria Valverde

- 30 minutes from the center of Verona (18 km)

- 30 minutes from Lazise-Lake Garda (21 km)

For more sustainable mobility, reach us by public transport!

A comfortable journey from the center of Verona without ever changing lines. Our service will guide you in creating the itinerary

The transport service from Verona center and from the Verona Porta Nuova railway station (and back) is available by booking the 10:00 am slot

(subject to availability)

The duration is 2h30m.

The experience includes a guided tour of the Estate and the Garden of Olives.

The tasting includes various Italian Olive Oils combined with typical local products.

After booking, our service will provide you with all useful information on the experience and on the methods of transport

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