Olive oil production is a family tradition in Montenegro. The Lustica region has been cultivating olives and producing olive oil for more than 2,000 years, an essential component of the country’s culture and cuisine.
At the farm, meet the family and tour the estate they’ve owned for 200 years. Breathe in history as you wander among nearly 1,000 olive trees, most centuries older than you. See the old way of producing olive oil with the authentic 150-year-old mill. Then see how it’s done today with the new, modern olive press using anaerobic production and hear how it changed their lifestyle. After learning how to make olive oil, you’ll learn to appreciate the nuances and discern quality through an olive oil tasting.
Have a chat with the man behind such an amazing project and ask questions about his family, the olive oil business or what life is like in this area. The family grows vegetables and keeps animals on the estate as well. Taste local food and drink while you rest and take in the scenery. The family shares homemade food such as smoked ham, bacon, sausages, homemade cheese, salad and apple pie.
After saying goodbye to the family, you’ll have time to explore the Old Town of Kotor with us. But don’t forget to buy fresh olive oil to take home. You may want to make a delicious olive oil cake, upgrade your salads, impress your friends with your tasty bread dip or simply rub it on your body for health benefits as the Romans did.