Since 2016, Meinrad Rabensteiner has been operating the Swiss Mountain Pine Oil Distillery on the Alpe di Barbiano/Barbianer Alm. However, since 1912, this distillery has been producing high-quality essential oils. The distillation process is the same as back then, and in harmony with nature.
For decades, the knowledge about the production of pine oils has been handed down from generation to generation. Even today the distillery produces 100% organic pine needle oil, and its beneficial properties are well known.
The best way to reach the distillery is to take the hiking trail no. 4 from the Huberkreuz car. After about 35 minutes, continue on the trail no. 15 towards Unterhorn until you reach the small Kaserbach bridge. Look on the left: if smoke rises, then the distillery is working.
Opening hours: Guided tours from June to October, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm (only in good weather)
During summer you may enjoy a free guided tour of the distillery (min. 5 pax) only on advance booking.