Our Producers

Our Producer:Vassilios Kozobolis

Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world. It is also the producer most rooted in tradition. A large majority of olives are still picked by hand and production methods are more rustic than in other olive oil producing countries. Greece tops all other nations in its serious, yet old-world approach to the olive and olive oil. Vassilios Kozobolis, head of the Cooperative Mantinea & Avia, is so dedicated to producing the highest quality olive oil that he required his producers to use new equipment and established a stringent set of conditions in the mill. Proud to see that the fruits of their labor are no longer being sold off at a discount, the Maniote olive growers return every year bringing their Koroneiki olives to him because he, as well as anyone, knows their true value.