Giovanni Bianchi holding a large olive branch full of olives

Argali olive oil was created in 2013, merging love for Greece, the land where Giovanni Bianchi was born, with his passion for a healthy natural lifestyle. Argali enabled Giovanni to rediscover the pleasure of creating something special by combining a human touch with nature’s generosity. A small-scale producer who prefers quality and sustainability over quantity, Giovanni attends to every detail, from the olive trees to bottling of an exceptional organic extra virgin olive oil.

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.