Olive harvest in October means having the best time with family and friends. After several hours of work we all enjoy a break in the sun. The olive harvest is our favorite time of the year in Tuscany.
Olives collected close to the birthplace of Leonardi da Vinci. At the south side of Montalbano we have approx. 100 olive trees from which we get an exquisite olive oil. This i one of the main reasons why we love to have a house in Tuscany :-)
It makes you happy and peaceful to collect the olives - and when you know what a great result you can expect, you just keep working.
A handful of olives ready to use for producing the very best Tuscan olive oil.
Peter Simmering - real estate broker at ToscanaBolig.dk - enjoyes collecting the olives from his own olive trees.
It is time to collect all the olives. The amount of olives produced from each tree varies a lot.
We bring all the olives to our local mill. Out of 100 kilos of olives we normally get 10-18 kilos of first cold pressed olive oil.
At the oil mill the olives are being washed and dirt i removed from the olives before the mechanical process of extracting the oil starts.
The new oil is so green - the most lovely color and smell as it drops out from the pipe. At this point we can hardly wait to taste this years olive oil.
The olives are so beautiful to look at and soft and anti-stressing to touch.