“Rajski Vrt Radojković”
Although I come from a long line of olive growers, it was only when, after having lived and worked in Zagreb for several decades, I returned to my native island of Hvar that my love for olive cultivation was sparked. I continued my family’s tradition and took over the care of 60 old trees. After I had groomed the neglected fields, I erected an olive grove with 300 young olive trees of the oblica and levantinka variety. Today, my family cultivates 450 olive trees in Bogomolje, a small village located in the eastern part of the island of Hvar. Over time, working in the olive grove became my way of life, and I soon opened an oil mill and tasting room in order to offer guests a different kind of tourism – one in which they would be able to enjoy pristine nature and fully savour the flavour of the extra-virgin olive oil that we offer.
The Garden of Eden (Rajski vrt) is located in Bogomolje, a small village located in the eastern part of the island of Hvar. Our location is accessed by narrow village paths that offer stunning views of karst landscapes and the sea, fresh breezes and occasional encounters with farm animals. Make sure to drive slowly so that you can take in every kilometre, knowing that something truly special awaits you at the end of the road.
We poured our love for olive cultivation into two varietal, one mixed variety and two aromatised olive oils. Our olive oils have won several gold medals at competitions in Croatia and abroad.
RADOJKOVIĆ OBLICA VARIETAL OIL
This oil is obtained exclusively from fruits of the "oblica" variety. It distinguishes itself with its aroma of mature olive fruits, and it is mildly spicy and bitter, with a pronounced sweetness.
RADOJKOVIĆ LEVANTINKA VARIETAL OIL
This oil is obtained exclusively from fruits of the "levantinka" variety. This variety produces first-class oil of a medium spiciness, with an aroma of freshly-mown grass.
This premium oil is made from two varieties, "oblica" and "levantinka".
RADOJKOVIĆ ORANGE AROMATISED OIL
This extra-virgin olive oil is obtained by cold-pressing olives and oranges at the same time. An excellent addition to any salad or dessert.
RADOJKOVIĆ LEMON AROMATISED OIL
This extra-virgin olive oil is obtained by cold-pressing olives and lemons at the same time. An excellent addition to fish dishes, salads and desserts.
2019 “Maslina” packaging champion
2019 “Maslina” gold medal, for aromatised oil
2019 “Dani maslinova ulja otoka Hvara” (Days of Olive Oil of the Island of Hvar), champion oil
2018 “Noćnjak”, three gold medals, for oblica, levantinka and selection
2018 “Noćnjak”, two gold medals, for aromatised orange oil and lemon oil
2018 “Maslina”, Zlatna amfora (Golden Amphora) award for advancements in the production and quality of olive oil
2017 “Noćnjak”, three gold medals, for oblica, levantinka and selection
2017 “Noćnjak”, two gold medals, for aromatised orange oil and lemon oil