The story about my ties to olive growing

This is a story about love and affection for the native Istrian land where our olive trees grow. I love working with them every day. Olive groves need delicate care throughout the year so that they can bear green and golden fruits from which we can extract luxurious golden-green liquid olive oil.

My relationship with olive groves began in my early childhood. I was a curious child and enjoyed helping my mother, Janja, with her work in the olive groves and vineyards. Although I enjoyed playing with my friends in the village, it was never difficult for me to help my mother work on our farm.

After graduating in hospitality, I took a job in business, specifically telecommunications. Despite having a full-time job, I still tended our land every day. However, for a number of years now, I have been actively spending my working hours on the farm and on tourism-related activities.

The origins of our farm date back to 1880. After my mother’s untimely death, my brother and I inherited her farm in 2019. I took over most of the olive groves and a small part of the vineyards. We currently cultivate 5.2 hectares of land. We do everything ourselves – me and my young family with the help of my father-in-law and hard-working friends.

Our olive groves are situated next to our tourist farm RED FAIRYTALE in a small village called Marezige near Koper and currently consists of 600 olive trees, 240 of which are newly planted. We plan to plant several hundred more olive trees in the future. The size of our farm allows us to do most of the work ourselves, which helps us in our mission to maintain high quality and remain unique. I will continue my journey to offer you the best quality olive oil.

Thank you for your trust!

Sašo Čehovin, farm owner