An introduction to the Mediterranean world of olive oil culture.
Guests will learn about the different varieties of olives, their unique characteristics, the implications of organic cultivation, the pressing process and the preparing of olives for canapés. A guided walk around our organic farm brings participants up close to the sculptural beauty of centuries old olive trees as well as recent, younger plantations.
A practical demonstration of harvesting methods.
This is where guests can get hands on if they want as we compare traditional manual techniques of previous generations to the mechanised processes of today. Then a break for lunch, an al fresco picnic in the olive groves, weather permitting, with freshly baked bread, local cure ham, goat’s cheeses accompanied, of course, by local wine and olives.
A visit to an organic oil press.
We make the short trip to an oil press for the next stage in the harvest. We follow the progress of the olives through the mill right to the end of the process that produces the wonderful, health-giving ‘liquid gold’ for use in our kitchens and dining tables.
An olive oil tasting session.
Led by an expert producer, this fun session guides guests through the different varieties of this natural elixir to identify the distinct characters of each oil and understand which complement different dishes – the backbone of Mediterranean cookery and the secret to Spanish longevity!
Cooking with olive oil.
Join our chefs in our open kitchen and share in their expertise preparing delicious recipes based on olive oil and other seasonal local ingredients that form the heart of our naturally healthy, ‘mar y montaña’ Mediterranean diet.
For those interested in a longer stay, special rates will apply. There’s a wealth of local activities to enjoy in and around the hotel including wine tasting, star gazing, walking, horse riding, hiking and cycling.
Take the time to explore this wonderful area – the Spain that tourists rarely get to see. Wander the picturesque streets of the medieval villages of Morella, Mirambel, or the young Picasso´s holiday retreat, Horta de San Joan are all within easy reach while a short drive can bring you to the varied coast, with a choice of quiet beaches and the national park of the Ebro Delta.
For a trip of exciting contrasts, why not split your time between the Torre and the vibrant city of Barcelona or Valencia. Just ask us for more information.
Getting to us:
We are just one hour from the main North-South AP7 motorway along the Mediterranean coast.
Airport transfers can be arranged from Barcelona, Castellón, Reus, Valencia or Zaragoza. Consult us for prices.