Giovanni Bianchi and his sons with their award for Argali olive oil at the Athena International Olive Oil Competition

Argali organic extra virgin olive oil is the creation of a family of Italians who decided to buy a Greek olive grove along with their vacation home above the sea in Gargalianoi, Messinia, in the western Peloponnese. A computer programmer in Rome who was born and raised in Greece, Giovanni Bianchi fell so deeply in love with olive trees and olive oil that he immersed himself in classes about olive oil tasting, harvesting, processing, and storage so he could make the best possible olive oil for his children and family. He sells what they don’t need.

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.

hand reaching into net full of harvested olives

Amphora Olympia began with an idea. An idea to improve and promote the quality of the olive oil this sacred land produces. This inspired our initiative to gather some of the best olive oil minds together to create habits of excellence. Habits that go beyond what is expected to break down every single step in the entire process and reassemble it with only quality in mind.

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.