After morning pickup from your Seville hotel, settle inside your air-conditioned minivan and leave town for a small olive oil factory, where one of the Mediterranean’s most-loved culinary specialities — olive oil — is made.
After approximately 20 minutes, arrive and meet the factory owner. Then, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the sun-dappled olive groves. Inspect the trees and learn about the history of olive-growing. Olive oil has been produced in Andalusia since Roman times, and olives are still harvested here by hand as they were then.
Having seen the orchards, explore the factory to watch the harvested olives being made into oil. Although the factory produces only a few liters of this ‘liquid gold’ each year, its oils are considered some of the world’s best. See the different stages of production, and then visit the tasting area to sample some varieties.
Try a selection of subtly bitter, sweet, and spicy oils, and swap notes on their mouthfeel and flavors. Complement your tastings with a local appetizer for the complete Andalusian experience.
If you wish, buy some favorite oils (own expense) from the shop before your trip concludes at the original start point in Seville.