Basilippo offers guided tours at the Hacienda where we share the secrets of making and tasting the extra virgin olive oil with our visitors. It is a highly educational and exciting experience.
We walk through the olive trees to know the clues to harvesting and growing. We visit the family museum (where guest learn the history and present of olive oil extraction), the packaging area, the mill (the milling area) and the cellar(where Basilippo keeps the olive oil in inerted tanks), finally we offer a guided tasting to learn how to check the quality of olive oil through its aromas and flavours. We use official tasting glasses to taste two or three olive oils (depending on time available). At the end, our visitors have a surprise: chocolate ice cream with extra virgin olive oil to discover new dining experience.
The visit takes about 90 minutes (we can adapt according to the needs of the group). Furthermore our estate is “operational”, not just a tourist attraction open only for tours, because the “Hacienda Merrha” is the “soul” of Basilippo, one of the most prestigious olive oil brands in the market rewarded with several international awards.
The visit can be supplemented with all kinds of services and activities such as meals, culinary workshops, team building activities, Cocktail Workshop with Olive Oil … you only have to contact us and we will supply a full quote to make your visit special and tailored to your needs.
Do not forget to arrange your visit in advance and request quotes depend on group size and language.