In the Jenko family the olive tree is a traditional plant. As in every other Istrian farm it has been and indispensable part of our lives for generations. In the 1990s we planted three olive groves under the warm Mediterranean sun where carefully grown olives are produced. For decades they have been the basis for premium olive oils.
Hard work, constant care, understanding the characteristics of the olive tree, the desire for new knowledge and the pursuit of quality have taken the Jenko olive oil from a popular local product to Slovenian and international awards. Today it ranks among the most prestigious olive oils in the world.
Olives are hand-picked at optimal maturity. They are cold pressed on the very same day with purely mechanical means and observing the strict requirements for the processing of olives from ORGANIC PRODUCTION.
The varietal selection mostly consists of the indigenous Istrian variety istrska belica (Istrian white) as well as the leccino, maurino and frantoio varieties. The indigenous olives are also served as finger food at the table.
In the basement the oil is filtered to remove the last hard particles. At controlled temperatures and protected by nitrogen the oil awaits bottling thus preserving its top quality throughout the season.