Traditional olive harvest

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An ancient tradition, an everyday flavour 

Alentejo is famous for its olive oil and São Lourenço do Barrocal is no exception. For the past 150 years the production of olives and olive oil has been a big part of the estate’s identity thanks to the more than 6600 olive trees that are spread all over the property - many of them several centuries old. The time between the end of October and the middle of November marks the harvesting period and guests who want to be part of this ancient tradition are more than invited. 

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By hand, as tradition dictates 

In the approximately 600 thousand square meters of olive groves of Barrocal there are 2 olive varieties: Galega and Bical. Get to know them better by joining our agricultural team in the traditional harvesting of olives, art made by hand, using a rod that shakes the intricate branches of our olive trees. When the delicate fruits fall they get one step closer to being transformed into São Lourenço do Barrocal’s 100% organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

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Take a bit of our olive grove with you

Venture through our olive groves with our seasoned staff and see first-hand where the olives that make our two olive oils - the 100% Galega and the blend of this same olive with another variant, Bical- come from. They both can be tasted in various parts of the Barrocal - in our olive oil tastings, for example -, but at the end of this experience you will be able to take freshly picked olives and a recipe on the best way to eat them. 

This activity takes place once a year, between the end of October and the middle of November. If you are thinking of staying with us during those months, contact us to find out if your stay coincides with this activity. 
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Wine tastings

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