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Olea Essence

Derech Hashemen 2, Industrial Zone, Katzrin 12900
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Olea Essence

As a licensed tour guide, I come here often with travelers. Olea takes the time to show and tell... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian D
,
Jerusalem District, Israel
Zen, and the art of olive-oil manufacturing

This visit was worth 5 stars just because of our superb guide/host for the visit, named Zen - a... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Richard P
,
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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The "Olea Essence" Olive Oil Press is a unique place in the ancient Jewish city of Qatzrin in the Golan Heights. Our Olive Oil Press produces one of the world's best extra virgin olive oils. We also produce 100% Natural Skin Care Products and a 100% Natural EcoOlea Green Cleaning line, all based on our own olives and olive oil. We offer guided tours through our ecological olive oil press and olive oil skin care center. We explain the process starting with olive harvesting through olive oil pressing all the way to olive oil based fully natural skin care production. We'll explain you how we recycle the olive press's residue into fully natural cleaning products. The tour includes a short film and finishes with a gourmet tasting of our different flavors of extra virgin olive oil and a visit to our shop selling our famous olive oils and Olea Essence Natural Cosmetics. The farm's olive orchards are spread along the North shore of the Sea of Galilee in the ancient villages of Migdal (Magdale), Tabha, Beit Saida, Capernaum and the Western slopes of the Golan Heights. Our olive trees are grown in an organic and sustainable way and our olive oil is organic and kosher. We're looking forward to show you around! Activities: - Welcome presentation - Short Movie - "Behind the Scenes" tour to our ecological olive oil press and laboratories - Demonstration of Eco Olea, green cleaning - Gourmet tasting of our extra virgin olive oils - Try all our olive oil based, natural cosmetics
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Derech Hashemen 2, Industrial Zone, Katzrin 12900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a licensed tour guide, I come here often with travelers. Olea takes the time to show and tell about the olive oil industry.They show you the factory and let you taste the final product. It is worth the stop.

Thank Brian D
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Avner T, Owner at Olea Essence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Brian, thank you very much for the review. you're welcome anytime! :)

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This visit was worth 5 stars just because of our superb guide/host for the visit, named Zen - a charming, witty, and knowledgeable young lady, originally from Botswana. She talked us through the olive oil production process, then we had the chance to taste half...More

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Avner T, Owner at Olea Essence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Richard, thank you very much for the review! glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at Olea Essence and you're more than welcome to come and visit us again on your next trip to Israel! :)

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Olea Essence was a lovely stop-over in a day of travels. They have some great olive oil products, including a beauty line. Pleasant surroundings with a chance to try the hand washing product: made my hands soft and smell fabulous!

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Avner T, Manager at Olea Essence, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

glad to hear :) come back to visit us again soon! Tal F. Olea Essence

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Some interesting items & information, but heavy emphasis on your purchasing the cosmetics & olive oil !

1  Thank wabjr705
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

A place to learn about olives and the process to make olive oil and oil based cleaners and cosmetics. Pleasant surprise. Great people working there.

1  Thank jdteeth
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very good factory tour including olive oil tasting, ancient grindstones that were used, and the serendipitous discovery of a use for the leftovers which were harmful to the soil when discarded. Try the exfoliating skin scrub, and other products for dry skin.

1  Thank perrx
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Nice stop. Olive oil tasting. Learn about traditional products. Learn about use of the Olive water and new products. Pricey. Place was packed so hard to navigate at times.

1  Thank Haley L
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The tour begins with a short movie about the facility and how their product line came into being. It was very interesting. You are then invited into the show room where you can try out the hand scrub and purchase any of their products. The...More

1  Thank carlotaTravel4fun
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

our family of 5 had a fun time here. we got to see the old olive presses, watch a short video, try some skin care products, and have an olive oil tasting. we also tasted the food made by the Druze couple and it was...More

1  Thank bek822
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

You start off washing your hands with something that looks exactly like wet mud and made from olive byproducts. We got to sample a few different olive oils with small pieces of bread and some spices yo can add. You can also sample some cosmetic...More

1  Thank chitownsam
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