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The Brist Olive brand is created by a family that shares a vision of using traditional growing techniques in combination with the most modern production methodologies.
“Our olive grove is located in the vicinity of Vodnjan, it's beautifully positioned, overlooking the Brijuni islands and spreads over nine hectares where 2,500 olive trees grow, mostly indigenous Istrian varieties. We produce about 8,000 litres of oil per year, with the expectation of growth when all of the olives grow well and come to fruition'' - Lena Puhar O’Grady
The BRIST Olive brand is a creation of Silvano and Ines Puhar and their family who share a vision of using traditional growing techniques dating from Roman times in combination with the most modern of production methodologies to provide BRIST oils with an unrivalled quality, in what is already an unsurpassed region of Istria.
As the craft and the business that supports it moves forward Lena (Ines and Silvano’s daughter) and her Irish husband Paul are taking an ever increasing role in growing the business and in developing a new vision for how to combine a world-class product with beautiful and communicative branding, and an exceptional and educational customer experience.
The olives at BRIST are grown specifically in antique Roman Villae Rusticae olive groves overlooking the beautiful Brijuni archipelago. In doing this, the Puhar family continues thousands of years of tradition. It is also their belief that in the modern era, the finest olives come from traditionally grown groves on smaller family owned agricultural land, and family is at the core of all they do.