We offer three experiences here at our organic olive grove:
Meet The Maker – a Day at an Organic Olive Farm:
11am to approximately 3pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays:
Your day begins with a guided tour of our olive grove: its history, organic farming methods that we use, and lots of information about how we look after our trees at every time of year.
Depending on the time of year, you’ll see “work in progress”. Spring, for example, is pruning season. Visit us in March or April to find out the when, why and how we prune our trees – maybe you’d like to have a go yourself, under our guidance?
After all that fresh air, you’ll be ready for lunch! We love to showcase our delicious Sabina produce, so we’ll start with a selection of of local antipasti, followed by a homemade pasta dish (vegetarian / vegan options available), washed down with delicious wine from our region.
After lunch, we’ll teach you about Extra Virgin Olive Oil: what it is, how it is made, how it should taste, and how to select it in the shops. We’ll also teach you how to recognise quality oil from its label. Then we’ll lead you through a tasting session. You’ll have a chance to taste a selection of oils, including our own!
Pricing: Eu50 per person, with a maximum group size of eight.
Olive Hill “Aperi-Tasting” evenings
5pm to 7pm, Thursdays
During the summer months, we offer a shortened programme, commencing early evening. We will take a brief, guided walk through the olive grove, followed by snacks and refreshing local wine in our garden, overlooking our olive grove, and the gorgeous Sabina countryside. As you enjoy the cooler evening air, we’ll take you through a similar tasting session to the one offered on our Meet the Maker Days.
Pricing: Eu25 per person, with a maximum group size of twelve.
Harvest Days at Olive Hill
Monday to Saturday, late October – possibly early November.
10am to approximately 5pm
We are always in need of help during the olive harvest! Read this delightful description of a day harvesting with us: https://olivehillsabina.com/refelections/
We harvest by hand using rakes, which means that this is an experience for anybody looking for a gentle workout in the peaceful Sabina countryside. After a morning pulling olives out of the trees and onto the long olive nets, we offer a good lunch, with plenty of pasta and local wine. For those brave souls willing to continue to help us after their lunch, we’ll send you home at the end of your day with a bottle of our delicious organic extra virgin olive oil!
Pricing: Eu25 per person, to include lunch, and, if you continue with us after lunch, a souvenir half litre bottle of our delicious olive oil.
To book, or to ask about pricing and availability for private group bookings: please contact email@example.com
Our farm is called Olive HILL Sabina for a reason! We are a working farm in the countryside, and visits take place in all weathers. Visitors WILL require stout footwear and clothing appropriate for the season. Our terrain is not stroller friendly, but small people able to walk (or be carried) are very welcome here.