Olives and olive leaves on a branch against a bright blue sky

Since 1860, the Katsetos family has owned an estate in the sun drenched hills of Greece’s Mani peninsula. That estate now provides the fruit for a superlative quality olive oil that is luscious and soft with a full, round body and a strong fruity aroma. With hints of papaya and distinct floral notes, it evokes fields of buttercups and long summer days.

In ancient times, the same Koroneiki olive trees produced olive oil that was considered more of a medicine than a food. It healed and aided almost everything, from coughs to heart and skin problems. The Katsetos family continues to produce a nutritious and heart healthy olive oil.

Now their ELEA Olive Oil is also known for the superior taste that earned it 18 awards in international olive oil competitions, including three Prestige Golds and five Golds (as well as a Best Packaging Design Award) at the prestigious TerraOlivo Mediterranean International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in Israel and three Silver Awards at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

In The Flavors of Olive Oil: A Tasting Guide and Cookbook, Certified Culinary Professional Deborah Krasner characterizes ELEA Olive Oil as one of the three most outstanding Greek cold pressed extra virgin olive oils. Krasner describes ELEA Olive Oil this way: "Golden-green in color, this organic estate bottled olive oil is fragrant and complex. We all loved its underlying sweetness, with earthy, peppery, honey notes. A good dark bottle preserves flavor, and an air tight spout adds a touch of practical elegance."
Elea olive oil bottle and boxBoth organic and non-organic versions of ELEA Extra Virgin Olive Oil are milled at a low temperature in order to ensure the best possible flavor, nutritional value, and full body composition. All of the Loutraki Oil Company’s olive oils are produced and bottled exclusively in Greece and offered only for export.

Loutraki’s olive oil products undergo rigorous quality testing by chemists specializing in state-of-the-art methods for olive oil quality assessment. Loutraki takes pride in the purity and stability of their products. To this end, in addition to standard analytical testing for purposes of full trade classification, Loutraki painstakingly assesses oil quality and storage stability. Olive oil quality assessment tests include determination of acidity, oxidative rancidity, fatty acid profiles and secondary fatty acid oxidation products, olive oil stability in storage, and sensory evaluation by trained olive oil tasters.
The ELEA ® Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collections of Sparta & Corinth by Loutraki Oil Company are registered with the US FDA and include PDO (for geographical region of cultivation), Kosher Parve, EU Organic BIO, Non GMO Project Verified and USDA NOP certificates.

Loutraki Oil Company invites importers, buyers, chefs, and consumers to experience taste, quality and service like they’ve never seen before. At the same time, they can save money by buying directly from the producer (avoiding the middleman) and taking advantage of free CIF worldwide shipping delivery to the nearest port. Loutraki offers a fast production timing and delivery program, accurate logistic support and transportation arrangements, 24 hour customer support in English or German, competitive prices, and consistent quality control.

By Loutraki Oil Company
With Lisa Radinovsky

Photo of olives by Lisa Radinovsky