Olive Oil of Provence
With the grape harvest now over, the golden colors of autumn arrive in Provence and it’s time to turn our attention to another important harvest for the region: that of the Olives. These olives yield an oil of exceptional quality and justify the labeling “AOC Provence”.
The first stage of our tour takes us to a very old mill where the traditional methods of production are still used.
Let’s go and meet the Master Miller who has been working this mill for several generations.
Now we’re going to leave the mill and pay a visit to the groves of one of the biggest olive producers in Provence. It’s here that we find the raw material. We will learn about an important stage in the process: the olive harvest.
Now we’re going to visit an industrial mill and see what happens to our olives. It will be explained to us all the stages involved in the production of extra virgin olive oil.
On the occasion of each new oil vintage, many villages organize la “fete de l’olive” or annual olive festival. This is a very nice documentary with beautiful colors of Provence.