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Where to buy extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany

Where to buy extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany

In Tuscany there is a truly precious product, good, healthy and the result of an ancient tradition, olive oil! Find out where to buy extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany!

Characteristics of olive oil

The olive tree is the plant that has accompanied man since the dawn of civilization. Cultivated since the 6th century BC, the olive tree is one of the most famous plants in the world.

In Tuscany the cultivation of olives has always been present, evolving over time to obtain a product of increasing quality.

The characteristics of the territory, the presence of mountains, hills and sea make Tuscany a unique region. In this context the Tuscan extra virgin olive oil is born, with its unmistakable and slightly different tastes every year, because sensitive to the variability of the climate and at the time of harvest.

 

The olive oil supply chain in Tuscany

The Tuscan chain of olive oil is complex and articulated: from the olive groves of the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, to the tall and thick olive groves of the Pisan Mountains or of Versilia, to the large plants of the Maremma.

In all its different types the olive tree always represents a presence in the Tuscan landscape.

The olive and oil sector covers around 92,000 hectares in Tuscany, 15 million plants, 50,000 farms, 400 mills and produces an average annual production of 170-180,000 quintals of oil.

Since 1998 the IGP trademark “Tuscan extra virgin olive oil” has been active, to which some DOP have been added for the extra virgin olive oils: “Chianti Classico”, “Terre di Siena” and “Lucca”.

The regional olive-growing heritage is made up of over 15 million plants, of which more than 90% is made up of a few varieties: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Maurino, and Pendolino. However, many other minor varieties are also present in the Tuscan olive groves.

 

Here’s where to buy extra virgin olive oil

If you want to buy a good extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany you are spoiled for choice.

In every region of Tuscany you can visit mills that produce an excellent product.

There are many varieties of olives that have very different morphological, agronomic, technological, chemical and organoleptic characteristics.

Depending on the province you visit, here is a list of excellent olive oil mills where you can buy extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany:

  • Agricola Potassa S.r.l. – Grosseto;
  • Frantoio Franci – Grosseto;
  • Frantoio Pruneti S.r.l – San Polo in Chianti (FI);
  • Erta di Quintole – Impruneta (FI);
  • Fattoria di Bonaldo – Chianciano Terme (SI);
  • Oliviera Sant’Andrea Snc – Serre di Rapolano Terme (SI);
  • Badia di Morrona S.A.F.T. Snc – Pisa;
  • VerdeOlivo Agricultural Company – Piombino (LI).

However, being able to visit the olive grove, listening to the stories of those who work with passion each year to obtain a quality olive oil is something that certainly enriches the visit, an experience not to be missed.

For this reason we invite you to visit our Oleoteca, walk with us among hectares of ancient olive trees that embrace the Villa and discover everything about olive oil thanks to tasting courses that will turn you into a “sommelier for a day”.

If you want to discover the magic of Tuscany and all the taste of an excellent extra virgin olive oil we are waiting for you in the Mugello at the Oleoteca of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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