An ancient gastronomic experience in Alentejo
In Monte da Oliveira Velha, a few kilometers from Évora, the olives that give rise to “Amor é Cego” (Love is Blind in Portuguese) olive oil are born, which comes exclusively from the Galega variety, native to Portugal, from a 62-year-old rainfed olive grove, planted by his grandfather owners, and in organic production mode.
The age of the olive trees, in the family for three generations, varies between 67 and 2000 years, resulting in a high quality olive oil, very mild and slightly spicy at the end.
Come and taste this oil full of history and love!
PRICE: From 30€/pax
Your Green Tour
Aware that more and more people are looking for genuine experiences, João Rosado’s family has fully recovered the Alentejo Monte that is in the center of the olive grove to welcome you in the most comfortable way.
During this experience you will have the opportunity to listen about the history of the olive grove, the characteristics of the Galega variety and what the family is doing to produce this high quality olive oil.
There is no time limit on the duration of the tour and it is João himself who conducts it, which can be done in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
- Visit to the farm;
- Technical tasting of olive oil, in an official tasting glass, if possible, in the shade of a 2000 year old olive tree (30 € / pax);
- Visit + technical tasting of olive oil + tasting of regional products (75 € / pax);
- Visit + technical tasting of olive oil + lunch or dinner (110 € / pax).
- Transfer to Monte da Oliveira Velha.
Meet your Green Stays Ambassador:
It is at Monte da Oliveira Velha, between Évora and Estremoz, that Liliana and João Rosado welcome everyone who appreciates the good pleasures of life with open arms.
In the family for three generations, this olive grove that comes from the time of the grandfather, is now a meeting place, of simplicity and tastings around the flavors of the land, with special emphasis on “Amor é Cego” olive oil. A dream came true in 2015, of which the whole family is proud, preserves and honors a rich heritage, with more than seven decades of existence