Oleoteca – Tasting Room La Drupa, is located in Ferentillo (Tr), in the heart of Valnerina and is part of La Drupa farm.
The oil mill is on the ground floor of a XVI-century ancient building, where, upstairs, in the old olive storage rooms, there is now the Oleteca – Tasting room – La Drupa; when you first walk in, it’s like stepping 100 years back in time: the rooms look like a museum, where you can live: original floors in ancient terracotta bricks, barrel or wooden vaults, ancient fireplaces, rooms full of furniture, objects and tools that the family has been handed down for generations: cupboards, tables, sideboards, grain containers, ancient jars, ancient crockery.
And it is precisely the love for tradition that leads Aurella, one of the owners, always looking for the ancient ingredients and recipes of the family.
All traditional local dishes are rigorously cooked with the farm’s organic products (organic EVO oil, Melangola citrus and Melangola jam) and with typical products from different farms in Valnerina.
Besides tasting the delicious traditional dishes of this area, you can also join oil and wine tasting courses, snacks between meals, book presentations and small events. “Rosso Melangola” deserves a particular mention; an annual event aimed at enhancing the melangola and let know, to a wider audience, all the products that are made with this ancient fruit, rediscovered only in recent years thanks, also, to the commitment of La Drupa farm which owns, on its property, one of the oldest examples of melangolo in Umbria.
Via Della Vittoria, 50 – 05034 – Ferentillo (Tr)
Tel. +39 347 312 7002