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Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia
+385 95 562 4111
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Make sure to visit Paul at Brist during your Istrian vacation

We stopped by the Brist Olive Oil store (we didn't get a chance to do the olive grove tour) while... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
jas_sydney
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Sydney, Australia
Fantastic personal tour

We wanted to visit an olive oil producer, but all were closed in Vodnjan except for BRIST. We met... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
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Our family farm is located in the gentle hills above the town of Vodnjan. You can book an educational tour with us to our olive grove and enjoy the beautiful views over the Brijuni Islands while learning all about the production of world class olive oil in Istria. Tour booking can be done by email, phone or best to come and visit our shop in the center of Vodnjan where you can enjoy a free tasting of our full range of our 5 different oils. The address of our shop is on the main street in Vodnjan, Trgovacka 40, (directly opposite the post office). We very much look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful olive oil experience with you. Paul O'Grady.
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Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We stopped by the Brist Olive Oil store (we didn't get a chance to do the olive grove tour) while exploring Istria and are so glad that we did. Paul welcomed us with open arms and spent the next hour or so sharing stories about...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This was, without doubt, the funniest (and most surreal) moment I have ever had in the shop, and we have been here five years. It was so great to connect with you about Sydney, where I lived for a time, and I think the question...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit an olive oil producer, but all were closed in Vodnjan except for BRIST. We met Paul in the shop and he arranged a fantastic personal tour of their olive Grove. We learnt as much about Croatia as olives! It was interesting...More

Thank Stuart M
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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thanks Stuart, I hope there was some olive oil discussion! I apologize if I was a little wider on the subject, I have just published a book about living in Croatia, so perhaps my head was too much there!!! Thanks for the great review, really...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We arranged a tour of the Brist Olive Oil production system. I do not have a lot of knowledge of olive oil and how it is produced and what it takes to grow the olives. Paul met us and we followed him to the grove...More

Thank Brenda K
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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thanks Brenda for the review, I am delighted that you enjoyed the whole experience, I hope we will see you again in the summer when you can experience the summer tour, traditional snacks, sparkling wine and the sunset over the Brijuni Islands. Sincerely, Paul.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We made a very last minute plan with Paul to visit the olive grove and shop on a Saturday afternoon. What a great afternoon we had! Paul is so knowledgeable and passionate about the family business. He has lots of great stories to share and...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you for the review. In the summer we have set days for tours so we can be sure that they are a great experience but in the Spring and Autumn it's fun because we just go when somebody asks. I am delighted that you...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

After hearing about the excellent olive oil producing conditions of Istria, we decided we needed to venture and find out more! I found Brist on a website and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. The education, the flavor, the purchases, and the bubble-wrap to...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Dear guests from New Hampshire, Thank you so much for your review, and we are delighted that you liked the whole experience. We are always happy to pack for long distance transport or you can have some bubble wrap if you just like to pop...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This review could serve as two reviews in one. One of the Olive Oil Museum in Pula, and the other of Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Vodjnan. In early fall of 2017, friends and I flew to Croatia over a holiday weekend. On the...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Wow, I am honored, what a review! And what a lovely afternoon we had together chatting. I remember thinking after, did we talk about olive at all as we talked about so many other things of life and culture and travel etc etc. - it...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Certainly made our day with this! Paul was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the virgin oil production and is a very good storyteller, always wowing us with entertaining stories. Would highly recommend if you are around Pulu, its just a short 10 mins drive away!...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Hi Tan, Thanks for your review and kind feedback, we very much enjoyed having you with us. I am sorry that your partner dropped her sunglasses on the gravel path where the cars park and they got driven over before anybody realized that they were...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We recently stopped in Pula on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. The evening we arrived we ate at The Kantina restaurant and the server brought us bread and Brist olive oil. We tasted it and we're totally amazed at how good it was. We concluded...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Dear Jeannette, Thank you so much for the feedback on our oil. We are working hard to try to find a solution to be able to ship transatlantic where the price is not so extreme for shipping. We have many happy guests from Canada and...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed tasting and learning about olive oil and how to tell the quality. We can definately tell the difference between high quality and low quality, but now we know why they taste so different. The man in the shop was...More

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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thanks for the review, Glad you enjoyed the oil and we know that paying parking in Vodnjan can be confusing. With a local number you can pay it on your mobile phone, so we are happy to pay parking for any of our guests, just...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Who knew that the olive oil produced in Istria has taken the top awards for taste and quality for the past couple of years!! Owner Paul O'Grady is incredibly knowledgeable about the olive oil industry from start to finish! No question, you can really taste...More

Thank Karen W
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Paul O, Owner at Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Thanks Karen for the great review. We really prefer talk about the good things about olive oils rather than what others are doing which is negative, but we respond to our best ability to what our guests ask us about. The info about shipping in...More

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HayleycUK
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Paul O | Property representative |
Hi Hayley, Thanks so much for your question. We have all ages visiting us including families with small babies and toddlers. The guests booked on the tour come up to the grove by car and we don't go too far from them... More
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Carolyn D
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Paul O | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn and Carmel, We would be delighted to have you with us on a tour of the farm, just a little confused about the date. Is it the 28th of August you are planning to visit us? Best thing is to email me directly at... More
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Carolyn D
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Silvano P | Property representative |
Hi Carolyn, thank you for contacting us. We would be delighted to have you on an olive grove tour with us or simply come and visit the shop and you can do both. I have provisionally booked you in for a tour on Monday August... More
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