An “International Tasting Room” will open this spring at the Museum of the Mediterranean Countries’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the town of Santa Cruz Valley (Ávila) on the southern slopes of Gredos Valley.
In this tasting room, promoted by Gloria Olivae NGO, the finest olive juices from every producing country of the world will be presented.
The opening exhibition will include a collection of Oleates — plants, fruits and vegetables macerated in extra virgin olive oil for medicinal and therapeutic use — along with the first collection of extra virgin olive oils featured.
These EVOOs will become the starting references and will be joined by selections of the best super-premium juices of Spain, and then from around the world.
At the opening of the event, scheduled for this spring, the tasting room will offer samples of extra virgin olive oils of Tiétar Valley. This event will match with the fourth annual Olive Harvest Festival, in which professionals will participate in conferences while folk groups will perform traditional music.
This initiative will be a boost for the cultural, humanitarian, environmental and sustainable project “Tiétar Valley — Olive Oil Tourist Path,” in recognition of a place where the olive oil is attached to nature and the people who live surrounded by olive trees.