Did you know that Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world? And 80% of Spanish production can be found in Andalusia. The history of olive oil in Spain spans 6,000 years. Back then, it was prepared by the Phoenician and Greek settlers of the Iberian Peninsula. The importance of olive oil to Spanish culture cannot be overstated, the locals refer to it as “liquid gold!”
During this experience you will get a combination of two of the most valued items in the Spanish culinary world: wine and olive oil. This tour will take you to visit the expansive olive groves of the Cordoba countryside. There, you will learn about all the different characteristics, culinary uses and health benefits of olive oil. Try different varieties of olives and learn how to identify their key characteristics. Experience a fun and delicious tasting session in a beautiful bodega with an array of Cordoba’s representative olive oil, along with Spanish wine and some delicious snacks that pair perfectly to both. Before heading back home we may also stop at a small ceramics factory to learn about the rich pottery traditions of Southern Spain.
09:30 a.m. | Monday – Saturday
English, Spanish, French
Up to 8 people
Cultural and fun experience suitable for children
At the age of 18, Diego left his home town of Cordoba to gain international experience, which he did by living and working in more than a dozen cities across Spain and Europe. Cordoba is his home, though, and his wine and food tours explore the history and traditions of the city that he loves. You will almost certainly get a culinary experience like no other when your go on tour with Diego.
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We had the best trip ever, the guide Deiogo Gill was super and he explained everything we asked for. We will definitely come back again and visit Córdoba.
Un tour diferente
This is a very different experience from the typical tourist tour. We got to know a winery and an olive grove outside Cordoba.
We had a fantastic time with Diego when we were in Cordoba recently. When we were inquiring about what we might do there from home he was fast with his reply’s and his suggestions for our four day visit were both realistic and informative. I got a vibe right away that this was going to be a good person to put our trust in for the precious little time you have when you travel and you want to make the most of it.
We didn’t really follow a set tour so much as we combined a lot of experiences / tour formats including: wine, beer, food, history and culture. Diego also organized a private tour guide for the Mosque – she was nothing short of excellent; we also added a patio tour component that was also very well done and informative, more interesting than I at first thought it would be.
Diego has a passion for local food and drink and he is to be commended for his knowledge as well as the friendly manner in which he communicates. As they say – we got on like a house on fire!! We were shown places in town that we would never have found, and, like I said, when time is short you don’t want to mess around and miss out!!
One more special time I have to share. We were wanting to get from Cordoba to Granada and mentioned this to Diego. He said the transportation was not too good between the two places so how about doing a wine and olive oil tour along the way ( which is nearly half way to Granada ) and I’ll take you to your hotel in Granada after the tour!! We were MORE than impressed. The tour itself was interesting and informative as well as great fun – best way to learn sometimes!! Also we learned more about Spain chatting on the way to Granada. Oh yes – he even went to the post office with us to ensure a box we were mailing home got on its way with no language based issues!!