Šolta is famous for its olive trees, some older than thousand years, owned by local families, honey, and wine making traditions. Olive harvest takes place from mid-October to the end of November and is an experience of a lifetime. Every olive is handpicked and cold pressed in the mill to make the superb quality olive oil. The harvest of a dark red indigenous wine variety called Dobričić starts at the end of August and stretches to mid-September. Beekeeping and production of the honey are one of the oldest traditions of the island and wild rosemary honey is well known for its healing properties.