Jörg Hector and Patric Bies run the Bliesgau Oil Mill. Since 2007, we have dedicated ourselves to the cultivation of rare oil plants locally and to making flavoursome oils from them.
But we go back much further than this. Patric Bies got interested in camelina oil, also known as the ‘oil of the Celts’ well before the millennium and rediscovered it for the German cuisine. In 2002, Jörg Hector started to develop the Bliesgau Oil brand, specialising in fine spice and herb oils from the area that later became known as the Bliesgau UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Our joint aim is to spark new ideas in our local farming community with an emphasis on top quality and culinary pleasure, and emphasising the link between fine dining and farming. We initiated the Flax Blossom Festival, which takes place every year in July at the historic Wern Oil Mill in Ottweiler and is unique in Europe, and the Bliesgau Walnut Festival in the idyllic Mandelbachtal.
We would love to welcome you at our picturesque oil mill high above the Bliesgau. From here you can see as far as the Vosges hills, or you might want to use it as your starting point for a hike along Oil Trails to neighbouring France.
Our commercial activities include growing pulses, processing mustard seeds, producing and selling spice oils and cider vinegars, as well as selling high-quality animal feeds and oil seeds.
Even more than sun and water, the ‘terroir’ of the Bliesgau with its limestone and upper Bunter sandstone landscapes determines the quality of our oils, giving them a unique character. Both have their roots in the same ground, literally.
A quality you can experience with all your senses.
Bliesgau Ölmühle • Gut Hartungshof • Bliesransbach
Als Inhaber der VEBU-Card unterstützt man nicht nur gelebten Tier- und Klimaschutz, sondern erhält in unserem Hofladen einen Rabatt von 10 Prozent.
Slow Food ist eine weltweite Bewegung, die sich für eine lebendige und nachhaltige Kultur des Essens und Trinkens einsetzt