The Lupić family from Bale embarked on olive growing in 2000, with the idea of reviving tradition.

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In addition to planting new olive groves, they began to restore old, neglected groves. For their special efforts, they were awarded the “EDMUND MODUM” charter of special importance in 2015 for the revitalization of Croatian olive growing. Since then, they have cleaned and put into operation 30 hectares of land, on which 5,400 olive trees of indigenous varieties such as Buža, Puntoža, Rožinjola, and Negrolina were planted.

The high quality of extra virgin olive oil is evident from the very first harvest, and OPG Lupić has been included in the gastronomic guide through Istria “ISTRA GOURMET” and the guide to the best extra virgin olive oils in the world by the well-known Marco Oreggia “FLOS OLEI.”