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What is Oleotourism?

Oleotourism is made up of two words, [Oleo] which comes from Latin and means “Oil” and [Tourism] we all know what it is. So, Oleotourism is a way of sharing the culture that surrounds the world of oil, from when the olive is in the olive tree until it becomes “Liquid Gold”.

Fundae Training, Course for Professionals

We have the possibility that the oleotourism experience can be expanded for companies, professionals in the hospitality sector: cooks, food critics, tourism … with the possibility of accommodation in our farmhouse El Molino Jabonero.

Whether you are a professional or if you want to enter this wonderful world of EVOO, we offer you training to deepen in oil tastings.

These training days are given in two days, Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested, contact us.

Oleotourism Prices

Normally, we work with groups of at least 10 people. In addition, at the olive harvest time of the year, a demonstration of traditional grinding can be carried out. If the group is smaller, a minimum rate of € 30 will be charged, plus the rate for each person who attends, but if there is someone very interested, it can be organized, prior budget.
For a single person or couples, only the “Premium OleoTourism” option is available for € 50.

OleoTourism Basic

Duration approx. 90 min
15 Per person
  • Guided Tour of the Farm and Facilities
  • Tasting of our EVOO

OleoTourism Premium

Duration approx. 120 min
25 Per person
  • Guided Tour of the Farm and Facilities
  • Tasting of our EVOO
  • Breakfast or Aperitif (until 11:00 am)
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OleoTourism Deluxe

Duration approx. 120 min + Lunch time
35 Per person
  • Guided Tour of the Farm and Facilities
  • Tasting of our EVOO
  • Breakfast or Aperitif (until 11:00 am)
  • Lunch

Where to go?

Our facilities and olive groves are located in Villanueva del Trabuco, (Malaga) in the heart of Andalusia. Ctra. Villanueva del Trabuco-Alfarnate, km. 4 s / n. Villanueva del Trabuco (Malaga)

It is an ideal place to experience Oleotourism first hand.

We are at:

  • 30 km from Antequera
  • 15 km from Archidona
  • 45 km from Malaga
  • 80 km from Granada

What you see on an Oleotourism Tour

The guided tour begins in our olive grove, which has 50 hectares dedicated to the olive tree of the Hojiblanca variety; this type of olive is the one that predominates in the center of Andalusia.

You are going to see how we harvest the olives, and you are going to live the experience of how it was hand made in the past with a demonstration of artisan grinding with a mini-pot.

Finally, we will have a tasting of the different oils, not just to try them, but also to understand a little more about their organoleptic properties.

The harvesting of our olives begins quite early, normally between November and December. The reason for picking it earlier is to obtain an intense fruity flavour and exceptional quality green olive oil.

From our olive groves, we want to show you the entire route that our olive passes from when we have it on the tree until we find it on our table.

In the Oleotourism experience for our visitors, we do a hand recollection for two main reasons: the first, it is the form of recollection that least damages the olive tree, and secondly, to experience first-hand the sensation and experience of taking the olive that we will later become liquid gold. This way of harvesting the olive is called “ordeño“.

We arrived at the oil mill! At this point we have already picked the olive and it is time to make it into olive oil. We are going to do this with machines that work like small artisanal oil mills.

The first step would be to wash the olive, removing all the leaves, branches, stones and dirt that it may have.

The second step would be to pour the olive into the mill, this translates into crushing the olive, then we are going to beat the olive already crushed; We will use a specific mixer for this, later we will use the press to extract the oil, this press has a charge of about 40 “capachos” and we are going to do it between two people, we simply have to turn it around.

Capacho presses are characterized by a filtering system through discs (originally esparto) or synthetic fiber. What we do is deposit a certain amount of crushed olive on each disc, and when pressing it, the resulting liquid is left to rest in jars so that the decantation takes place, which is the separation of the oil with the water and other sediments, after this process, are stored in drums.

Gastronomic Tourism, Oil Tasting

 

Tasting time! After the whole process of extracting the olive juice, we will carry out a tasting, this experience is not only to taste the oil, but to learn to identify the different organoleptic properties: its color, flavor, smell and texture.

For the gastronomic part of the visit we will give you a piece of bread to dip it in oil. The tasting is divided into two parts:

  • The first part consists of knowing the different qualities of extra virgin olive oils. We will start from the lowest quality (not bad) to the highest quality.
  • The second part would be to try the different varieties: each variety of olive differs in taste, bitterness, spiciness … and that is just what we are going to learn.
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Fountain of the 100 Caños

Route and excursion to the fountain of 100 Caños. It is highly recommended visit and that is why we want to share it with you, so that after our guided tour around the world of liquid gold, you can continue on your own to visit the famous fountain of the hundred pipes, it is a creation of nature  and where the Guadalhorce river is born. We recommend going between November and March.

The distance that separates the Cortijo Molino Jabonero from the fount of the hundred pipes is 2 km, it is a very short walk and suitable for all audiences, from children to our grandparents.

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Images of the 100 Caños Fountain