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Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia
+385 95 562 4111
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Fun lively tour with awesome oils

My partner and I booked a tour with these guys and couldn't be happier we did! The olive groves we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kaitlinmaloy
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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What a wonderful surprise

We visited the Shop in the City Center only to get some good olive oil but we got way more... the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Our family farm is located in the gentle hills above the town of Vodnjan. You can book an educational tour with us to our olive grove and enjoy the beautiful views over the Brijuni Islands while learning all about the production of world class olive oil in Istria. Tour booking can be done by email, phone or best to come and visit our shop in the center of Vodnjan where you can enjoy a free tasting of our full range of our 5 different oils. The address of our shop is on the main street in Vodnjan, Trgovacka 40, (directly opposite the post office). We very much look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful olive oil experience with you. Paul O'Grady.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a tour with these guys and couldn't be happier we did! The olive groves we walked through were beautiful, the guide Paul spoke English excellently (he's Irish) and was super informative. We learned a lot, got to try all the...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kaitlin, It was really great to have you with us on a morning tour. The morning tour with you guys was very lively as we moved quickly around the grove to cover many many interesting things and still had time to come back to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Shop in the City Center only to get some good olive oil but we got way more... the shop owner gave us a highly interesting and fun oil tasting experiance and even let him convince to take us to the olive jard...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nathalie for the lovely review. We do explain the tour in the shop but never want to be pushy, it is not our way. We know that guests who enjoyed the shop will love the grove experience even more, and it is nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had such a lovely evening with the highly entertaining Paul his delightful wife and is very friendly father in law. We learnt so much about the effort and love that goes into making proper extra virgin olive oil. The supper was very welcome...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, It was really a pleasure to have you with us and share the lovely energy and chat after the tour. I am really delighted that you enjoyed the place, it is very special to us and we love to share it. Thanks so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the grove is an unmissable experience. Paul, Lena, and Silvano are really friendly and welcoming, and told us everything about their operation, olive oil making in general, the wider region, and their own lives. We then had a brilliant meal and got to know...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review and delighted that you enjoyed the evening. My son read the review and was a little confused by "stupidly nice". I explained it is a native English speaker joke way of saying it is so nice it is beyond...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This farm tour was the best tour experience we have had in our trips (and we have had many)! It was an honor to visit in the very well-kept family-owned olive grove. Really appreciated. Our guide Paul had so many interesting stories to tell from...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Terttu for the review, We are really glad that you enjoyed the experience. Also thanks for sharing the good advise to book early via our online (no deposit asked) tour booking system. There you can see the different tours and the dates...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had a great olive grove tour. It was nice afternoon walk with nice taking with Paul, who presented his family buisenes and olives real well. It was a very plesent talking. After walking and talking we had a great sunset dinner...More

Thank Goran T
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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Goran, Thanks so much for the feedback - we too have young kids, and both the morning and evening tour have been thought out so that young parents too can enjoy the experience fully (which is not always the case in our personal experience)....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the morning tour of the olive groves, and oil tasting at the shop afterwards. It was an all round great experience. Paul is an excellent tour guide, friendly, funny and informed, and unexpectedly Irish. Salvino is the mastermind behind this spectacular farm whom...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nola, Thanks so much for the really positive feedback. Our guests are often more attracted to the Sunset Tour, especially if they have already visited the shop, however as you have shared, the morning tour is great, really lively and then you have the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the store and were greeted by Paul. He was very informative and seemed very passionate about what he did. He explained in detail the different types of oil, the dishes they would be good for and explained the flavor. He also told us...More

Thank Sta B
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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, each and every one is a really big help to a small family business. I was sorry you didn't get to us earlier, but the good thing is now we have our online tour booking (with no deposit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul is a charming person with a lot of patience. Full of passion and very knowlegeable. Brist has excellent olive oil with very low acidity. The village is very interesying as well. Wr were very surprised to see yhe wall paintings all over ( ask...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Eitan for the review, Vodnjan is a very interesting town, full of culture and cultural heritage, but also remains a town inhabited by local people, and is at heart a farming town. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and I knew...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We stopped by the Brist Olive Oil store (we didn't get a chance to do the olive grove tour) while exploring Istria and are so glad that we did. Paul welcomed us with open arms and spent the next hour or so sharing stories about...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

This was, without doubt, the funniest (and most surreal) moment I have ever had in the shop, and we have been here five years. It was so great to connect with you about Sydney, where I lived for a time, and I think the question...More

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HayleycUK
23 January 2018|
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Response from Paul O | Property representative |
Hi Hayley, Thanks so much for your question. We have all ages visiting us including families with small babies and toddlers. The guests booked on the tour come up to the grove by car and we don't go too far from them... More
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Carolyn D
22 July 2017|
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Response from Paul O | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn and Carmel, We would be delighted to have you with us on a tour of the farm, just a little confused about the date. Is it the 28th of August you are planning to visit us? Best thing is to email me directly at... More
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Carolyn D
30 April 2017|
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Response from Silvano P | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn, thank you for contacting us. We would be delighted to have you on an olive grove tour with us or simply come and visit the shop and you can do both. I have provisionally booked you in for a tour on Monday August... More
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