Olive Oil Tasting Seville – Guide and Tickets

Olive Oil Tasting Seville – Guide and Tickets

Tickets Guide and Information for Olive Oil Tasting Seville

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If you’re visiting Seville, an olive oil tasting or tasting is a great way to learn about one of Spain’s most famous products. Whether you’re looking to visit local olive farms (outside of Seville) or a simple tasting, there are plenty of options!

There is a hands-on tour allowing you to taste different types of olive oil right from the source. Great if you’re a food lover or just curious about traditional Spanish food.

Olive Oil Tasting Seville Day Trip Tickets

1. Seville Olive Oil Farm Tour

Learn all about Spain’s ‘Liquid Gold‘ (olive oil), a key part of Mediterranean life, at a small farm and factory just a short drive from Seville. See how olives are handpicked and turned into some of the world’s best olive oil using traditional methods.

– Includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel or accommodation in Seville.
– Walk among the olive tree fields.
Tour the factory and learn how this farm makes olive oil the old-school way!
– End the tour with an Olive Oil tasting. Includes multiple oil tastings, and a small snack.
– Tour lasts around 3 hours and tickets start from 89 euros (Book Tickets Online)

2. Olive Oil Tasting in Seville

If you’re looking for something a little more low key than a full day farm tour, and want to stay in the centre of Seville, then this tasting is a great way to learn about the culture and process of Olive Oil in Seville.

– Interactive tasting experience, learning about the process and culture of Olive Oil in Spain.
– A certified Olive Oil expert will talk/guide you through the tasting.
– Tour includes 3 olive oil tastings, and water is provided.
– Experience lasts around 1.5 hours and tickets start from 29 euros (Book Tickets Online)

Olive Oil Seville History and Overview

Spain actually produces nearly half the world’s total olive oil, with the South of Spain (in particular Andalusia) making up a large portion of this.

Thanks to its dry and hot climate all year round, Seville is thought of as Spain’s most acclaimed olive growing region allowing olive varieties like Picual, Hojiblanca, and Manzanilla de Sevilla to thrive.

Seville also boasts something called Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status which can be found printed on every bottle from this area. It’s basically an approval that the olive oil is of a certain quality – a literal stamp of approval!

The outskirts of Seville is home to many family-run almazaras (olive oil farms) that have perfected small batch oil production for generations.

The main olive harvest runs from October through January. This is the best time to see olive groves at their best and to also view the pressing process. However, in more recent years tastings and tours are available year-round through shops, museums and small farms.

Where to Buy Olive Oil in Seville

It may sound extreme, but Spain tightly regulates olive oil production, especially the acclaimed Extra Virgin grade.

When visiting as a tourist, a bottle of premium olive oil can be a great gift or souvenir when travelling home.

Here are some of the best places to buy your Olive Oil when in Seville:

  • Farmer’s markets in Seville provide some of the best local Olive Oil at competitive prices. Just ensure the bottles are clearly labeled and marked before purchasing, especially if looking to travel home with them.
  • Specialty food stores like El Corte Ingles sell oils from small local farms, and have a whole premium food selection of oils on the top floor.
  • Some Seville Olive Oil tours provide bottles of the oils tasted to be purchased directly from the farm.

Store NameAddressOpening HoursDescriptionWebsite
La Oleoteca de SevillaCalle García de Vinuesa, Number 39 (Central)Mon-Sat: 10:30 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00. Sunday: 10:30 – 14:00Store in the centre of Seville close to the Cathedral. Large variety of premium olive oils. They even offer tastings before purchasing and events throughout the year.Website
Oleoteca Gourmet La ChinataCalle Francos, Number 27 (Central)Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 14:00, 16:00 – 21:00. Sat-Sun: 11:00 – 21:00This store is a small local olive oil producer. It’s very traditional, and is family-ran since 1932.Website

When buying, look for the PDO sign on the packaging, signifying protected origin and quality.

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