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Ol Istria – The jewel of Croatian olive growing

65,000 olive trees planted at Agrolaguna

The olive trees of Poreč, born and nurtured under the Istrian sun, have for centuries absorbed all of the boons of the soil and climate, unselfishly and richly rewarding us with oil of the highest quality, whose wealth of flavours and aromas enriches every meal.The first significant plantings of olive groves were in the early 1960s on the northwestern coast of Istria. To date 65,000 trees have been planted (in Červar, Brda, Larun, Zelena Laguna and Veli Maj) over an area of 220 hectares.
 
Ol Istria extra virgin olive oil has for years been synonymous with and a standard of quality among Istrian olive oils, attested to by the many prizes the oil continues to win year after year. The processing of olives from our own groves using the cold pressing method yields an extra virgin olive oil. Every drop of this extra virgin olive oil blends centuries of tradition and the latest agricultural and production technologies.
 
Today the leading trend is the production of monovarietal oils. Particular care must be dedicated to their characteristics, applying both imagination and knowledge in pairing them with various foods. The Ol Istria line of monovarietal olive oils includes the Picholine, Pendolino, Ascolana and Leccino cultivars and the indigenous Istrian Bjelica variety.
 
Prominent among the many rewards and recognitions are the gold medals Ol Istria extra virgin olive oil has won at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in 2013, at the New York International Olive Oil Competition in 2013 and at Argentina's Olivinus in 2013.

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THE OLIVE HARVEST / Istria

Learn how and why Croatian olive oil producers have become stars of the international olive oil scene