Discover who we are, where we are and what is our vision of responsible action in collaboration with nature and society.
Our olive grove of 56 hectares with 15,000 trees is situated in a prime location for olive growing, at an altitude of 60-120 m above sea level, only 4.5 km away from the sea. Laid out between Vodnjan in the north and Pula in the south, in the southern part of the Istrian peninsula with the beneficial flow of warm sea air from the Rasa Bay in the east and the Brijuni Islands in the west.
Visit the olive grove
For organized visits to the olive grove please contact:
Map of the olive grove
Olive grove is divided into a regular orthogonal grid, recalling the Roman legacy of land centuriation – a method of land measurement, within which five native olive varieties, plus the the two Italian ones, are cultivated.
Oleum Maris is a young company founded in 2005 on the grounds of diversity, tolerance and unity.
The company owners showed courage in embracing a new beginning – by planting the largest olive grove in southern Istria on previously fire devastated land. Together, through their own means and with the help of the local community, they opted for new challenges, starting a company based on the principles of socially responsible business. Continuous training, care about quality, innovation in collaboration with professional institutions, are the basic principles of Oleum Maris. The company’s vision is to offer their customers an overall experience related to olive growing and creating high quality olive oil produced at an attractive, well positioned location.
Welcome to the olive grove!
The Oleum Maris company owners – Mladen Kocijančić, Martin Milas and Velimir Jurić, will be happy to personally welcome you on the location of the olive grove, the storage and the tasting room. Mladen’s main responsibility is public relations. Martin is responsible for the quality of the product, the cultivation and processing of olives and Velimir for sales and distribution of the products.
The Oleum Maris business ethos is based on the principles of socially responsible business in which business decisions are based on ethical principles taking social responsibility into account.
Responsibility of the company is reflected through:
The Oleum Maris company continuously collaborates with scientific and educational institutions in Croatia and Istria in order to improve its business and help educate new professionals in olive growing through the acquisition of practical knowledge about olive cultivation, production and processing of olive oil.
We are innovators in the production of useful machines and tools which can improve the maintenance of olive groves, thus devising a prototype for watering and fertilizing the olive groves that saves fertilizer through specific embedded sensors, dosing the water with added liquid humus.
The company cooperates with the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, University of Applied Sciences in Poreč, Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, also in Poreč and the Pula Open University – Diopter – related to the training programs for adults in olive growing.
|Prototype of the machine for watering and fertilizing the olive grove||Cooperation with the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb||Collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences in Poreč|
|Cooperation with the Institute for Agriculture and Tourism in Poreč||Collaboration with the Open University Pula - Diopter - education of adults in olive growing|
9ᵗʰ International Event of extra virgin olive oil producers , Medulin
Dani ulja Vodnjan
20ᵗʰ Festival of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vodnjan-Dignano
16ᵗʰ International Event of Olive Oil Producers, Zadar
XI. International Event of Mediterranean Olive oil producers, Split
VIII. The event of quality evaluation of olive oil, Pisak
A.I.P.O. - Associazione Italiana produttori Olivicoli
ASSAM - Agenzia Servizi Settore Agroalimentare delle Marche
XVIII. International conference on olive and olive oil quality, Tar
Dani ulja Vodnjan
19ᵗʰ Festival of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vodnjan-Dignano
15ᵗʰ International Event of Olive Oil Producers, Zadar
X. International Event of Mediterranean Olive oil producers, Split
XVII. International conference on olive and olive oil quality, Tar