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Olive Grove Tour with Wine & Olive Oil Tasting in Balestrate

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Partinico, IT
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Join us for a captivating journey through the stunning olive groves of Balestrate, where you will discover the secrets of making artisanal extra virgin olive oil. Led by Francesco, the talented winemaker and olive oil producer, this guided walk will immerse you in the beauty of the Sicilian countryside. After the tour, indulge in a delightful tasting experience of Sicilian wines and olive oil, accompanied by delicious dishes made with local ingredients. This experience truly captures the essence of Sicily, with Francesco's grandparents joining in the tasting to share stories of this enchanting region. Experience the warmth of a typical Italian home and be transported to a world of authentic flavors and aromas. Don't miss this opportunity to savor the best of Sicily on this unforgettable olive grove tour with wine and olive oil tasting.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided tour of olive groves and olive oil production
  • Tasting of Sicilian wine and olive oil
  • Immersive experience of the Sicilian countryside
  • Sampling authentic flavors and aromas of Sicily
  • Meeting Francesco's grandparents and hearing stories
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages

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Introduction

Experience the enchanting beauty of the Sicilian countryside and indulge in a sensory journey through the renowned olive groves of Balestrate. Join Francesco, a passionate winemaker and olive oil producer, for a captivating tour that unveils the fascinating process of creating artisanal extra virgin olive oil. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors and aromas of Sicily as you savor a delightful wine and olive oil tasting experience. This tour promises not only a gastronomic adventure but also an opportunity to connect with the rich history and culture of this picturesque region.

What to expect?

Prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes of the Sicilian countryside as you embark on an immersive tour of the olive groves in Balestrate. Under the guidance of Francesco, you will gain deep insights into the traditional methods and techniques used to produce the finest extra virgin olive oil. Discover the art of olive harvesting, learn about the pressing process, and witness the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating this liquid gold. Following the tour, indulge your taste buds with a delightful wine and olive oil tasting, where you can savor the authentic flavors and aromas that define Sicilian cuisine.

Who is this for?

This captivating olive grove tour and tasting experience is perfect for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the authentic flavors and cultural heritage of Sicily. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or simply a lover of nature, this tour offers something for everyone. Join Francesco on this journey if you have a curiosity for the production process of extra virgin olive oil or if you simply appreciate the beauty of the Sicilian countryside. This experience welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds, making it accessible to both seasoned travelers and those who desire to explore new horizons.

Why book this?

Embark on this unique adventure to revel in the secrets of Sicilian olive oil production alongside Francesco, a passionate winemaker and olive oil producer. Gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and dedication involved in crafting artisanal extra virgin olive oil. This tour offers not only the opportunity to learn but also the chance to taste and indulge in the authentic flavors of Sicily. With the tasting taking place in a typical Italian home, surrounded by Francesco's warm and welcoming grandparents, you'll be treated to a truly immersive and memorable experience. From the captivating olive groves to the rich storytelling and the delicious wine and olive oil samples, this tour promises to create lasting memories and leave you craving for more.

Good to know

The tour duration is approximately 120 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to fully explore and engage with the olive groves and tasting experience. The meeting point is conveniently located near the olive groves, and if you require transportation, assistance can be provided to help arrange a transfer. Be prepared to savor the Sicilian Caponata, a delightful side dish made with vegetables stewed in a sweet and sour sauce. As you embark on this journey, remember to bring your love for authentic cuisine, a curious spirit, and a sense of appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced the olive grove tour and wine tasting with Francesco have praised the tour as an incredible experience that beautifully combines education and indulgence. They have marveled at Francesco's expertise and passion, appreciating his ability to convey the complexity of olive oil production in a captivating manner. Guests also rave about the warmth and hospitality extended by Francesco's grandparents during the tasting, making them feel like honored guests in a typical Sicilian home. Overall, visitors have left with a renewed appreciation for Sicilian olive oil and a deeper understanding of the region's rich culinary traditions.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Bivio Quattro Vanelle

Marina Di Balestrate

Reviews

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5 (37)

Nikolai_K

This was a super authentic and professional experience! We first started with a visit of the olive plantage of the family where Francesco explained us everything about the whole olive oil process, farming and harvesting of olive trees etc. Afterwards we moved to the house of the family in Balestrate where his lovely parents and his wife were already waiting for us with the olive oil and wine tasting. Here we learned all about tasting the olive oil together with tasting the white and red wine which is also produced by the family. Super delicious food and a more than friendly visit at the family‘s home. It was also my girlfriend’s birthday and Francesco’s family prepared even a small surprise for her! We are looking forward to enjoy the olive oil and wine at home while remembering the good time here at Sicily!

Stay60378498597

We did the Tour as a Birthday present. Francesco showed the Olive grove and explained all the process of making the oil. The tour was amazing, the views with the olive threes were breathtaking and the tasting at his grandparents house was just the cherry on top. Really good wine, food and olive oil! Super nice typical Italian family! We would definitely recommend it and will order wine and olive oil to have it shipped home.

Mrika_S

Visiting the olive groves and seeing the wild horses was the highlight. We lucked out because the day was beautiful.

swilman

Wonderful walk through Francesco and his Grandfather's olive grove followed by an olive oil, wine tasting, and lunch in his Grandparents house in Belestrate. It was heartwarming to hear his enthusiasm for reimagining Italian agriculture. The olive oil and the wines were excellent and we purchased both to be shipped to us at home.

tulaollie

This tour was an absolute highlight of our trip to Sicily. Francesco and his family were incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, and generous. We learned a lot about olives and olive oil. Not to mention the food, oil, and wine were delicious! Beautiful views and a lovely way to get out of the city if you are staying in Palermo. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our visit. Can't recommend highly enough.

Diane_S

Was very informative and enjoyable. The Olive oil, wine and food was exceptional. We felt as if we were at home sitting around the table with Francesco and family. Very happy we booked. Highly recommend.

Lauren_O

Great experience. Francisco was friendly and gave us a lot of information about olive groves and how to recognize excellent EVOO. The highlight was spending time with Francisco’s grandparents at their home for a wine and EVOO tasting.

martinmH5079YI

Francesco is a passionate young man who brings a very authentic experience to his guests. He is thoughtful, welcoming, engaging and informative. The tour has the feeling of visiting a relative in his olive grove, followed by oil and wine tasting at his grandparents home. It brings an understanding to the techniques and challenges of small producers of olive oil throughout Sicily and perhaps beyond. The still producing two hundred year old trees stand as testament to the love and commitment associated with this serene farming endeavour.

Adrienn_K

Such a unique, private and full-hearted experience from team Essensily. We had a lovely morning learning about the olive trees and the oil production spiced with personal stories and interesting details. The tour was followed by an authentic lunch and tasting session with the owner’s grandparents, which besides being delicious, felt like an absolute privilege and honour. The organic olive oil tastes nothing like you tried before (promise!) and we were also sold on Essensily’s wines. Highly recommended tour!

Raad_A

Great experience with Francesco & his grandparents who welcomed us onto the olive grove and into their home! Highly recommend
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