Tasting room

Oil tasting and food serving

Through years and years of tasting, as owners of the oil mill Sv. Ivan in Vodice and several larger olive groves, we learned almost everything there was to know about olive oil. Olive growing and olive oil production have been in our family for years.


Our spacious tasting room, which spreads over 150 square meters, surrounded by a large parking space suitable for buses, flexibility of working hours, as well as the ability to adapt to the needs of our visitors make the Sv. Ivan Olive Oil Center great idea to spice up your vacation or weekend getaway. The interior itself, which is dominated by natural materials and colors, looks comfortable and soothing, so as such it provides a relaxing break from the hectic everyday life. The tasting room consists of two large rooms equipped for oil tasting and serving food and a large kitchen with a fireplace and dining area designed for smaller groups. The outdoor space in the warmer months is also provided for tasting oils and local delicacies. Dew to the big capacity of the spaces we are able to organize team buildings, celebrations and various events.

Tasting room

Everyone needs to try this. Very spontaneous booking for me, but can’t believe how happy I am I went for it. Tomislav and Helena are amazing hosts who genuinely make you feel at home as If they are hosting friends and showing them the intricacies of olive oil, as well as sharing random life experiences In Croatia – which was a unique perspective to say the least!

Most Impressively, Tomislav and Helena as a team know literally everything about olives and olive and are able to dumb it down and come out with a ton of actual learning points. Tomislav especially is a true expert… Just ask him about some of his awards…

The taste testing portion was my favourite where you are able to actually distinguish between qualities of olive – something I always just thought was a marketing item and that qualities were essentially the same across any establishments.

All the food was also incredibly delicious and they definitely make sure you leave the place satisfied with food and drink. I hope their plans to continue providing this wonderful service to us passengers of Vodice and the surrounding area see nothing but success – I have a feeling they will!


We were lucky to visit Tomislav & Helena Oil farm. It Is lovely place, which is the leader in capacity In Croatia. The building is constructed in modern style and interiors are very well furnished with respect to philosophy and history of the rustical Country.

Helena and Tomislav were extremely informative, they explained how the plant started, showed us through the whole process of how the oil is extracted from the olives, demonstrated the difference between sorts of olive trees.

It was of great help as could aid me in the future when choosing oil for personal consumption. There is a tasting of oil at the end of experience, all food has exceptional value for the quality – homemade fresh cheese, Croatian prsut, bread and red wine. I must say it was one of the best experience because owners treated us as we were very welcome and close friends of them. I definitely would recommend this place to everybody. I wish Tomislav and Helena to realize all their plans and keep up the good work! Cheers!


We are more than satisfied, the hospitality was perfect! Thanks for the detailed tour, we learned so much about the olives and the oil. Wish you all the best! Hopefully we will be back soon. ?


We had a very nice afternoon! We are glad that we have registered for this excursion! We have gained many new insights! The Verprobung of olive oil and the wine were great! The hosts very warmly! I think such an impression I could not win elsewhere. Thanks to Tomislav and his wife Helena!


We had a wonderful time with Tomislav and Helena. They were both very knowledgeable about the world of olives and olive oil and we learned a whole bunch of things that we will be able to use in the future! Plus, they had great stories and the food was delicious and all had a personal touch. Thanks much!


Tomislav and Helena are friendly and enthusiastic about their olive mill. Learned a lot about extra virgin, Polyphenols and Oblica. Nice food and very nice wine! And a lot of good advice about how to use olive oil.


Hat uns viel Spaß gemacht.