Olive oil tour & Wine tasting
The tour will take you through the beautiful country views of the charming Lecrin Valley. You will drive through a countryside of olive, almond, orange and lemon trees, mountains and typical white Andalusian villages. At first, let's take a look at the olive trees! These very old grandfathers have many things to tell us! Your guide will explain about the different varieties of olive trees and olives, the harvesting season, the olive tree life cycle and some more interesting stories about this great tree. In a small white village of the Lecrin Valley, we will visit a beautifully preserved XV century oil mill; unique in Spain! We will see the oil extraction techniques that have been used for thousands of years until 1920. We will learn a little more about the different oils and their labels: organic, virgin, virgin extra, one single olive variety, acidity percentage, appellations of origin, etc
In a small white village of the Lecrin Valley, you will visit a beautifully preserved XV century oil mill; unique in Spain! You will see the oil extraction techniques that have been used for thousands of years until 1920.Olive oil tasting: now let's enjoy tasting some of them! We'll taste some of the most representative oils and learn how to feel in different places of our palate, the bitterness, the spicy, and the fruity sensations, as well as other qualities and characteristics of olive oils.
At the same place, if you wish so, within an excellent selection of Andalusia’s best olive oils (the first productive region of the world), you can buy your favorite one, as well as other delicious local products such as wine, Serrano ham and cheese. You will also find unique pieces of Granada’s Taracea woodwork art.
Concerning the Andalusian wines: you can experience 4 different Andalusian wines: a white and a red from La Alpujarra, La Contraviesa and a Fino and Pedro Ximenez, from Montilla-Moriles (or Spanish wines, from La Rioja, Cataluña…). These wines will be served with 'tapas': Serrano ham and local cheese appetizers.
The tour keeps on through the beautiful Lecrin Valley. We will stop at a viewpoint to admire the multiple colors and perfumes of this hilly countryside.
IWhen it's time to eat you will visit the typical Andalusian restaurant: a 'Mesón', in a pretty village. The lunch will be a typical homemade Andalusian menu, including a starter (you can choose between: seafood soup, gazpacho, composed salad…), the main dish (either: paella, roast ham, fried fish and other local specialties…), a drink (wine, water or a fizzy drink), dessert and coffee.