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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr

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    The tour starts next to the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria, also known as the Binġemma Chapel. This ia a 330-year-old chapel which overlooks a lush valley, historic punic tombs and a bird's-eye view on the northern part of the islands. Once we’re in this vantage point, our eco guide will highlight the intrinsic historical and natural attractions of the area.

    We would then proceed on foot towards the grove. This is an enjoyable 5-minute walk but sturdy footwear is recommended. You will be impressed with the beauty of the grove. This is more than just a patch of olive trees, it is an open air museum of aromatic herbs and trees overlooking stunning views. Information about the cultivation and pressing of olives will be shared.

    The highlight of the visit is of course the tasting session! You will be able to savour the exclusive estate extra virgin olive oil produced from the same trees with crispy fresh Maltese bread. The session will be followed by a selection of local snacks to be savoured with different wines.

    Extra virgin olive oil and other local delicacies may be bought from the same venue at the end of the experience.

    Transport to and from any location in Malta may be booked as an additional service. Location is best accessible by car/taxi.
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    Reviewed 12 June 2019

    A lovely couple of hours spent at a beautiful rural farm between Rabat and Mgarr. We took a taxi there from Mellieha which was very easy. Our tour organisers and guide were lovely. We had a lunch of local food and wine and an olive...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Barbara W
    Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

    Thank you Barbara for your words and truly glad you enjoyed your time with us. Yasmin

    Reviewed 29 May 2019

    My best friend and I participated in this tour last week as a 30th birthday surprise for him. I must say the whole experience was fantastic. Chiara was so helpful answering all my questions quickly by email beforehand. Taxi pick up from our accommodation was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Colette S
    Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

    Hi Colette Thank you for your words and so proud that this experience was the highlight of your trip! Hope Ben enjoyed his lovely surprise! Best regards Yasmin

    Reviewed 21 May 2019

    Did the half-day tour to the farm for olive oil tasting and "light lunch" which included local cheese, honey, wine, vegetables, bread, strawberries, sea salt, tomato preserves, etc. The farm is an idyllic setting, with views to the water, fig and loquat trees, olives, bees,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Melissa S
    Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

    Hi Melissa Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and thank you for supporting our local artisans and producers! Best regards Yasmin

    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    What an unforgettable experience! Apart from enjoying the intrinsic beauty of this secluded olive grove near the Bingemma chapel with its stunning views, our hosts gave us informative talks on the cultivation and pressing of olives and this was followed by an olive oil tasting...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Louis S
    Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

    Dear Louis We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and it was a true pleasure meeting you and Mariella. Thank you for your review. Yasmin

    Reviewed 16 April 2019

    A bit different from other reviews perhaps as we went as a group of university students studying tourism / agritourism / agricultural change. Christian and Chiara were fantastic hosts and we went to Bingemma, a part of island I had never visited despite leading trip...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jim B
    Christian_Borg, Manager at Merill Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019

    Dear Jim Firstly, it was such a pleasure meeting you all! Seeing youngsters interested in our field empowers us and the members within our network to keep striving forward. We hope to see you again during your next visit to Malta!

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