Spain Savvy is honored to count Alexis Kerner as a dear friend and colleague in the world of tourism here in Andalucía. She is making a name for herself in the Spanish olive oil market and is the current owner and operator of The Olive Oil Workshop based here in Seville. We collaborate with her continuously when clients request foodie and cultural activities. If you are travelling to Spain and want to learn about the liquid oil that is the basis for the famous Mediterranean diet, we will include a morning or afternoon with her in your custom itinerary. She can take you out to Hacienda Merrha, the estate home of Basilippo, an award-winning olive oil producer and a beautiful place to learn about the production process from grove to bottle. During this activity, you will get an insider’s look at a farm-to-table manufacturing process, learn about the history behind the product, and participate in a professional, hands-on tasting where you will walk away with knowledge you can take back to your own kitchen. We both highly recommend that if you are planning on visiting Córdoba from Seville, or vice versa, you plan for an educational and delicious stop at Basilippo.
Some recent Trip Advisor reviews:
“I attended a tasting run by the Olive Oil Workshop and it was absolutely wonderful. The attention to detail and beautiful set up compliment Alexis’ deep knowledge of the subject of Spanish olive oils. If you are looking for a local’s perspective on gastronomy as well as a unique experience off the beaten path, this is your activity.”
“My mother and I attended the workshop and it was above and beyond our expectations. Alexis was knowledgeable and very welcoming to all our questions. She led us through the workshop step by step and explained every part with perfect detail so that we could understand fully. We left the workshop with a whole new understanding of olive oil. I would recommend this workshop to anyone looking to learn about and acquire a whole new appreciation for this magnificent oil.”