Masseria Brancati
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Masseria Brancati

Masseria Brancati
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Mandatory booking by phone or email at least 1 day before. Check in time is 9.30 / 11.30 and 15.00 / 17.30. You will visit the monumental olive grove, the hypogeum crusher, some historic rooms and end with a tasting of extra virgin olive oil. The duration is about 60/70 minutes and the cost is 14.00 Euros, pp., 7.oo Euros for the children and is free under 6 years.We only speak Italian and English language
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, United Kingdom1,260 contributions
    Excellent tour and tasting
    This was an excellent experience from start to finish, organised for our small group ad part of a Puglia holiday. We started with a short walk round the olive groves themselves, seeing various trees of note and learning about the history and biology of the trees. Fascinating! Then we were taken around the buildings, starting with a history lesson in the underground area about how oil pressing changed over the centuries from Greek times onwards. Finally, we had a blind tasting experience together with an explanation of the different types of oil. All parts of the tour were excellent, largely down to the knowledge and sheer enthusiasm of the hosts, who I’m assuming were the owner and his son. It is lovely to see people who are so passionate about their life and work, even down to individual trees! We then had the chance to buy some of the oil, which is both excellent and well priced.
    Visited April 2022
    Written April 8, 2022
  • Thomas B
    58 contributions
    Impressive olive trees and very tasty, award-winning olive oil (Ita & Eng)
    ENGLISH: Kind family with very polite, attentive and patient son Domenico who takes you on a tour of the masseria. The tour is very enjoyable and instructive. You begin with the olive trees, which are pieces of art, then move indoors inside the hypogeum, then end it with an olive oil tasting under the 800 year old pine tree. The olive oils are of very high quality and can satisfy any palate, with 4 different levels of intensity, all award-winning. Look out for the cats who sleep in the most extravagant positions! (I’m uploading only one picture so as not to spoil the experience) ITALIAN: Famiglia gentile con figlio Domenico molto cortese, attento e paziente che fa da guida per il tour della masseria. Il tour è molto piacevole ed istruttivo. Inizi con gli alberi d’olivo, che sono pezzi d’arte, poi vi spostate nell’ipogeo e finite con la degustazione sotto un pino di 800 anni. Gli oli d’oliva sono di altissima qualità e possono soddisfare ogni palato, con 4 livelli differenti d’intensità, tutti premiati! Tenete un occhio aperto per i gatti che dormono in posizioni stravaganti. (Posto solo una foto, così per non rovinarvi l’esperienza)
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written June 27, 2021
  • theresaw
    Sacramento, California495 contributions
    A Must See
    Although Trip Advisor states that this is closed, it is open -- BY APPOINTMENT. We called the day before to schedule a tour and olive oil tasting. They were very nice and said they were limiting the number of people on the tours due to COVID. We booked the mid afternoon tour the next day. We arrived and had to be buzzed in the gate. We wore masks. Our tour was 6 people. The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and we learned a lot about the history of olive oil in Italy and specifically this region surrounding Ostuni. We then had a private tasting and learned a lot about tasting olive oil and we were able to ask questions about buying, storing, using the oils. Very informative. We were able to buy smaller cans of oil there. If you'd like larger bottles, they will ship directly to you. Loved our time there and the grove of olive trees is stunning - some trees dating back 3000 years!
    Visited September 2021
    Written September 16, 2021
  • lynette_cypress
    Boise, Idaho431 contributions
    Interesting visit and the ancient olive trees are amazing!
    The owner, Corrado, opened the farm for us and offered an informal tasting and tour (normally closed in the winter). I was researching the area for group tours this summer. He was delightful and the oils were fantastic. He showed us around the old estate, the ancient mills and current operations. It was windy and cold, but he took all the time we needed to show us around, including the "Nonno (grandpa) tree" that was ~3,000 years old. Incredible place, and i look forward to returning in a few months.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 17, 2020
  • loutch68
    Grenoble, France451 contributions
    Nice visit !
    We really appreciated the visit we had at the masseria. The visit lasts more than one hour and focuses on the olive trees of the masseria, the history of how olive oil was made in the past, and ends with a degustation of different olive oils. I advise you to call in advance, to register for a guided tour (14€/ pers), some of them are in English (several per days, but we were there in august so it might change)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • gatoreed
    Metairie, Louisiana1,039 contributions
    A History Lesson on this Masseria and Olive Oil Production
    Touring the Puglia region of Italy and we stopped in here for a interesting history of olive oil production and the Masseria. Our guide, Pietro Gallone, could not have been more hospitable. Well versed in English, he took us on a tour of the olive trees, some dating back over 2500 years. Then to the ancient underground olive press and more modern ones in the Masseria. Finally a tasting of the olive oils produced. Well worth a visit if on the region.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 19, 2023
  • ERL
    2 contributions
    Fantastic, informational and enjoyable tour!
    My husband and I did a tour of the olive grove with Pietro, who was a fantastic guide. It was one of the best trips we did when we were in Puglia. Pietro showed us all the trees in the grove, some of which had been there for millennia, and then round the ancient and modern olive presses. Finally, we had a blind tasting of multiple olive oils, and Pietro talked us through the differences of each one. We now feel we know a lot more about olive oil and had a really enjoyably time as well!
    Visited October 2020
    Written October 5, 2020
  • Robertwoodland
    London, United Kingdom27 contributions
    Fantastic tour with exceptional guide
    Fantastic tour with exceptional guide in this stunning masseria. The products are very high quality and very reasonably priced. Huge thank you to our guide who was so patient with our 5 year old and all of his questions...making him your helper made his day and it was great fun to watch - thank you!
    Visited October 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written October 30, 2021
  • Voyage259443
    2 contributions
    Don't go there with kids
    This would be a very nice place with interesting nature and history, but unfortunately we did not at all feel welcome by the guide on the tour. We were there with our three kids and when my husband asked her if we could wait with the start of the tour for a couple of minutes until the baby is asleep, she was complaining that this is not possible since she had to make sure that the next tour will start on time (we were the only ones on our tour and did – of course – not expect her to spend more time with us than we had paid for). When she started the tour, my husband translated her explanations for the kids and she complained again that like this she will have to skip a part of the tour since we would be much slower with the tour. It went on like this and in the end, we had to skip a large part of the tour and did not at all have a good experience on the farm.
    Visited July 2020
    Written July 28, 2020
  • david L
    New York City, New York368 contributions
    Amazing olive tour, very informative and the guide was a delight
    We were happy to see that the olive oil vineyard had not been effected by the disease that has ravaged most of souther Puglia. We were able to hear about the amazing history of the olive trees dating back to the Roman times around 3000 years ago. The oil was used to light the lanterns not to eat while was fascinating and it was harvested by slaves which was sad. We would highly recommend this tour and definitely buy their virgin olive oil as its fantastic.
    Visited September 2022
    Written September 18, 2022
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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID431 contributions
Feb 2020
The owner, Corrado, opened the farm for us and offered an informal tasting and tour (normally closed in the winter). I was researching the area for group tours this summer. He was delightful and the oils were fantastic. He showed us around the old estate, the ancient mills and current operations. It was windy and cold, but he took all the time we needed to show us around, including the "Nonno (grandpa) tree" that was ~3,000 years old. Incredible place, and i look forward to returning in a few months.
Written February 17, 2020
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loutch68
Grenoble, France451 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We really appreciated the visit we had at the masseria. The visit lasts more than one hour and focuses on the olive trees of the masseria, the history of how olive oil was made in the past, and ends with a degustation of different olive oils. I advise you to call in advance, to register for a guided tour (14€/ pers), some of them are in English (several per days, but we were there in august so it might change)
Written August 26, 2023
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gatoreed
Metairie, LA1,039 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Touring the Puglia region of Italy and we stopped in here for a interesting history of olive oil production and the Masseria. Our guide, Pietro Gallone, could not have been more hospitable. Well versed in English, he took us on a tour of the olive trees, some dating back over 2500 years. Then to the ancient underground olive press and more modern ones in the Masseria. Finally a tasting of the olive oils produced. Well worth a visit if on the region.
Written June 19, 2023
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ERL
2 contributions
Oct 2020
My husband and I did a tour of the olive grove with Pietro, who was a fantastic guide. It was one of the best trips we did when we were in Puglia. Pietro showed us all the trees in the grove, some of which had been there for millennia, and then round the ancient and modern olive presses.

Finally, we had a blind tasting of multiple olive oils, and Pietro talked us through the differences of each one. We now feel we know a lot more about olive oil and had a really enjoyably time as well!
Written October 5, 2020
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Robertwoodland
London, UK27 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Fantastic tour with exceptional guide in this stunning masseria. The products are very high quality and very reasonably priced. Huge thank you to our guide who was so patient with our 5 year old and all of his questions...making him your helper made his day and it was great fun to watch - thank you!

Written October 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Voyage259443
2 contributions
Jul 2020
This would be a very nice place with interesting nature and history, but unfortunately we did not at all feel welcome by the guide on the tour. We were there with our three kids and when my husband asked her if we could wait with the start of the tour for a couple of minutes until the baby is asleep, she was complaining that this is not possible since she had to make sure that the next tour will start on time (we were the only ones on our tour and did – of course – not expect her to spend more time with us than we had paid for). When she started the tour, my husband translated her explanations for the kids and she complained again that like this she will have to skip a part of the tour since we would be much slower with the tour. It went on like this and in the end, we had to skip a large part of the tour and did not at all have a good experience on the farm.
Written July 28, 2020
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david L
New York City, NY368 contributions
Sep 2022
We were happy to see that the olive oil vineyard had not been effected by the disease that has ravaged most of souther Puglia. We were able to hear about the amazing history of the olive trees dating back to the Roman times around 3000 years ago. The oil was used to light the lanterns not to eat while was fascinating and it was harvested by slaves which was sad. We would highly recommend this tour and definitely buy their virgin olive oil as its fantastic.
Written September 18, 2022
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Alise
Riga, Latvia15 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing experience, we learned a lot about how the oil is produced and finally will be able to understand what to buy and how to choose an oil that will benefit the health as well as taste amazing. The hostess of the tour spoke good English and could answer all of our questions, told a lot about the history of the masseria. The blind test of the oils was very interesting and we ended up getting information about how we can order the oil right from the masseria to our home in Latvia. Could not suggest this place more!
Written July 15, 2021
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Ecehan K
Brebbia, Italy30 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
A wonderful place where u can actually touch 3000 year old olive trees and learn about olive oil production. We went there with our almost 6 and 9 year old kids and they loved it as well. The family which owns the place is extremely helpful, friendly and passionate about olives and olive oil. Highly recommended.
Written July 12, 2020
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sduckett2017
Cambridge, UK7 contributions
Sep 2022
Astoundingly old trees, the guides explain the background to the monumental trees and take you around the old Roman underground presses. An hour or so, but well worth it just to get close to the historic trees. Good value.
Written September 14, 2022
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Masseria Brancati is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM