Istrian tradition, incomparable aroma and unforgettable flavours…
An ideal climate, expert processing and a story that continues to enrapture aficionados of authentic Istrian olive oil year after year – all of these can be found in each and every single bottle of Vergal olive oil. From our olive groves in perfect seaside locations, brought to your plate; you are served an authentic experience of Novigrad which offers a unique synthesis with part of our local traditions.
Meet our oils
All of our oils – Frantoio, Leccino and Vergal Blend – are produced directly from hand-picked olives, using a mechanical process of cold pressing, so as to ensure that the quality and flesh of the fruit are preserved throughout.
Vergal extra virgin olive oil is one of the finest Istrian olive oils, a claim substantiated by the many prizes won at prestigious international competitions, and it is certainly the most valuable souvenir you can bring home from Novigrad.
It brings positive qualities of olive oil in harmony with a flavour that is exceptionally piquant and bitter. This oil goes best with ingredients of intense taste and aroma, such as beefsteak, truffles, game or matured cheese.
An oil with a pronounced quality, a distinctly fresh aroma and a fruity olive flavour, mildly bitter and piquant. It pairs perfectly with fish, shrimp or prawns, grilled squid and cuttlefish, as well as a variety of salads.
A blend of several olive varieties. It has a vivid green colour and an aroma of healthy green olives and freshly cut grass. The flavour is a perfect mixture of piquancy and bitterness, with hints of almond. Because of its balanced taste, this oil is best paired with salads, cooked vegetables and seafood dishes.
Did you know?
The name Vergal derives from the old word for spring/brook. Just as it used to signify health, purity and life, springing from the intact depths of the Earth, so Vergal continues to thrive today, as pristine and as vigorous as ever.
Every year, around 50 tonnes of olives are picked and processed, and approximately 5000 litres of olive oil are produced to be used daily in Aminess restaurants or sold as a gourmet souvenir.
Even the guests at Aminess Hotels & Campsites take part in olive harvesting, which brings them even closer to the local culture and tradition.
Our olive groves are grown exclusively by the sea, which is a most favourable setting for the fruit of olives and the quality of olive oil.
Aside from benefiting the health of the cardiovascular system and liver, olive oil rejuvenates and energises, lowers “bad” cholesterol and reduces physical pain.
Where to buy ?
Apart from our online store, the Vergal olive oil is available for purchase in souvenir shops in Aminess Hotels and Campsites facilities as well as certain other locations in Istria:
Aminess Maestral Hotel
Aminess Laguna Hotel
Aminess Maravea Camping Resort
Aminess Sirena Campsite
Kuća istarskog maslinovog ulja
ULICA SV. TEODORA 1A, 52100 PULA
Zavičajni muzej Poreštine
Souvenir shop, Decumanus 9, 52440 Poreč