OLIVE OIL FROM THE ISTRIA PENINSULA
According to the 2017 Flos Olei annual ranking, more than one-tenth (61) of the 500 top olive oils from 59 countries of the world originate from Istria! Since 2000, a million trees were planted here, old terraces and brands were renewed, and state-of-the-art processes introduced. First-rate producers are in Bale, Vodnjan, Rabac and Umag. Most famous is the Ipša family, from Oprtalj. Tastings are provided directly on farms along the so-called olive trail, and lower prices are offered directly by the producers.