Images showing the 20 awards Makaria Terra won through early 2019

In the area that has been called Makaria Terra (“blessed land”) since antiquity because of the soil’s fertility and the unique microclimate, we cultivate 2,000 Koroneiki olive trees in our family’s olive grove. Our grove is in the village of Skala in Messinia, Peloponnese at 340 meters altitude. Following family tradition, we minimize human interference, avoiding chemical pesticides and irrigation. Our harvest begins in early November, while the fruit is still unripe. At the local mill, the oil is cold extracted, and the olive juice is then stored in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature to preserve all its beneficial properties and aromas.

two hands full of large green olives

Golden Tree is owned by Aikaterini Eleni Zotou, an organic olive farmer who produces flavorful, healthy extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and other olive products in Kalyves, Chalkidiki in northern Greece. To help her spread the health benefits of the Greek diet as widely as possible, Zotou takes advantage of new technologies and modern methods. Her focus on producing high quality products has led to numerous prizes in international competitions.

Black Stalia olive oil bottles, black and white bowls, one full of olive oil, and an olive branch, all viewed from above

Our young company has its roots in both family heritage and Greek tradition. We are Katerina and Filanthi Bougatsou, two sisters from the small town of Gargalianoi in western Messenia, Peloponnese, where our family has owned olive trees for five generations. We continue this tradition with the support of our father, aiming to create a unique olive oil with its own identity in terms of both quality and aesthetics. We cultivate the trees of our grandparents with love and attention, combining the best of established cultivation practices with new, improved certified methods.

green, purple, and black olives being poured into a vat in the olive mill

It all started in 1935 with 15 acres of land covered with olive trees, most of them wild, which were later grafted with the local Makri variety. Our family business has now been dedicated to cultivating Makri olives in the northernmost region of Greece for eight decades. Always aiming for high quality and environmentally friendly practices, we combine our significant experience with a constant search for new techniques to improve the production process. 

Hands plucking olives from trees, against a deep blue sky

Olea Groves is located in an ideal coastal climate in the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece, a region with a long history of olive oil production. For several centuries, our 80 acres of fertile land have hosted thousands of fruitful Manaki and Koroneiki olive trees which are cultivated under our care following the strict rules of traditional farming. Two hundred of these trees are at least 2,000 years old.

Olive grove with clover, with the wide trunk of an ancient olive tree on the left

PJ KABOS Extra Virgin Olive Oil was declared “one of the World’s Best Olive Oils” at the New York International Olive Oil Competition in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The primary objective of PJ KABOS is to provide our customers worldwide with products of the highest quality possible while being cognizant of our responsibility to the Environment and to our Community.

counter in Anoskeli's olive oil and wine tasting room

Nestled into a hillside covered with olive groves in the village of Anoskeli in the Kolymvari Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in northwest Crete, the Anoskeli S. A. company’s modern facilities produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil and wine. While smaller than its petroleum and shipping enterprises, the Mamidakis family’s olive oil business has grown large enough since its founding in 1983 to produce an average of 600 to 700 metric tons of olive oil annually for both domestic use and export.

A chef pouring ACAIA olive oil on a dish as a finishing touch

With family roots on the northern Aegean island of Lesvos, Hellenic Agricultural Enterprises (HAE) produces high quality organic and conventional extra virgin olive oils made exclusively from the Kolovi (or Valanolia) olive variety which is native to Lesvos. Established in 2013, HAE also aims to produce and distribute worldwide the best foods that Greece has to offer. The company now offers extra virgin olive oil under three award-winning brands -- ACAIA, Aeolian Olive, and L&KO -- as well as flavored olive oils and olive tapenades. HAE’s fruit preserves and other Greek specialties will be available soon.