Slovenian Olive Oil.
Traveling along the Slovenian Adriatic coast, it is difficult not to notice the olive groves.
Olive trees grow on the hills, in valleys and in private gardens, covering with a green carpet all the space between the sea and the karst caves of Kras.
Most of the varieties of olives came to Slovenia from neighbouring Italy, as their names clearly indicate: Itrana, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino…
However here are autochthonous varieties Istran Belica, Črnica and Piran Buga.
The most popular Slovenian olive variety is Istrian Belica.
These olives gives Slovenian olive oil its specific bitterness and piquancy.
Istrian Belica first appeared in Slovenia about 100 years ago.
This is the most suitable olive variety for Slovenia, its fruits have a thick skin which allows to resists the cold winds of the Adriatic.
Olive oil made from Belica has intense and bitter taste, and lot of polyphenols.
Slovenia is not the best place to grow olives.
The difficult weather conditions of the Adriatic and the voracity of the olive fly, which can easily destroy half of crop, make the farmer's work something similar to heroism.
Despite this, over 40 olive farms are officially registered on a tiny strip (about 30 km) of the Slovenian coast and more than half of them produce organic olive oil.
Slovenian olive oil is in great demand not only in Slovenia but also abroad.
Suffice it to say that only in Slovenia, demand exceeds supply by 5 times.
First of all customers appreciate its unique taste and very high quality.
You cannot find poor-quality (not to mention fake) Slovenian olive oil, it simply does not exist.
Slovenia is a small country and word of mouth works very well here.
If someone suddenly thinks to earn an extra couple of euros, violating standards and traditions, he will have to close his business very soon.
Or maybe even move to a place where no one knows him.
Slovenian olive oils are not just excellent and unique, most of them are premium.
Every year they win gold and silver at exhibitions and competitions in different parts of the world.
There are two internationally awarded olive oils in our collection: organic olive oil Sopotnik and premium olive oil Vanja Couvee.
Besides a lot of international awards, both these oils are placed in the top of olive oils in Die Feinschmecker, the premium gourmet catalog of Germany.
Vanja Couvee is a superior blend of 16 varieties of olives, in which the flavours specific to each variety are intertwined and complemented.
All olive oils by famous oil-maker Vanja Dujc are distinguished by their harmonious fruity aroma and taste, combined with a pleasant bitterness and moderate spiciness.
Organic olive oil Sopotnik has an intense spicy aroma and hard and bitter taste with strong peppery finish.
Like all unfiltered oils, olive oil Sopotnik is very dense, thick and cloudy.
Tasting this oil you clearly feel the bitter and viscous taste of real fresh olives.
Speaking of Slovenian olive oil, we cannot pass by olive oil with truffle.
Truffle is one of the gastronomic attractions of Slovenia.
It's named Gold of Istria because it grows in the Istria region, exactly where olive oil is produced.
Therefore, we offer you Gold Istra - a wonderful extra virgin olive oil with Slovenian Istrian truffles.
Try this. Just a few drops will make an ordinary salad a really fantastic gourmet journey.