STORY BEHIND - BRIST - OLIVE OIL
Our small but hard working full-time team consists of my father Silvano, my husband Paul and myself. Silvano an engineer by profession, and a true perfectionist, takes care of the olive grove as well as of the whole of our production process. My Irish husband Paul, an architect who fell in love with olive oil (and me!), leads our tours, shop, and all things export. Finally then there is me – Lena, archaeologist and art historian with a deep love for gastronomy and olive oil. I balance the male energies, take care of our visuals and design, customer relationships and promotion. Also, as a certified olive oil taster, I usually lead the process in balancing and blending the new harvest oils and in presentations and tastings.
The other key person in how it all comes together, but is rarely seen is Ines, my mum, who is the support network for all of us and a family legendary source of solutions and good idea that the rest of us are too busy to see.