The first unique gastro-ecological oasis in Istria.
Ursaria is the name of our olive groves planted in a unique location directly on the cliffs of the Lim Channel Nature Park, along St. Romuald's path. Our full obligation is indeed to preserve the environment, and above all the nature park. By doing so we guarantee that our olive groves are 100% ecological (organic) and that they are maintained under strict and constant supervision.
In our olive groves there is a tasting room where we provide a gastronomic experience of local Istrian delicacies. Besides olives, figs, khakis, jujubes and various aromatic herbs (Lavender, Immortelle) have also been planted, which synergistically complement even a kind of aromatherapeutic biodiversity of orchards.
A part of the olive groves dates back to the 18th century, about 4 ha of plantations are dominated by old autochthonous varieties, mainly Istarska bjelica, and Rosignola and Buža. The total area of olive groves "Ursaria" is 21 ha. There are about 5,000 trees, of which the following varieties are represented: Istarska bjelica, Buža, Rosignola, Leccino, Pendolino, Picholina and Oblica. Over 70% of the planted olives are autochthonous varieties, among which Istarska bjelica dominates, while the Leccino variety among the foreign ones.
Our main activity is the production of olive oil and olive-based products. "Ursaria oil" is also the main production brand of our company, which is known as an oil of exceptional quality within the rich offer of olive oils. It is produced in an eco-friendly (bio) way, which we confirm with an ecological certificate.
High standards of production according to the strict rules of organic agriculture, manual harvesting and proper storage make all our oils high quality ones, which is confirmed by numerous awards. Organic olive oil Ursaria is produced separately by varieties (single-variety) with one blend (oil of paired varieties) called Ursaria oil.
The name "Ursaria" is inherited from one of the old names of the settlement Vrsar (lat. Ursaria, Ursarium, Vrsarium, Orsaria; Italian Orsera), which has its roots in the former term "ur" which is supposed to mean "source". Namely, the entire coastline between Funtana and Vrsar used to be called Ursaria, (we would say "springs" today), since sailors often stopped here on their voyages to replenish the ship's drinking water supplies.