Organic Luxury from Kalamata
The huge arc of the bay is over 80 km long and is famous as a protected site for the loggerhead turtles who nest there in thousands over the Summer months. Leading to the Ionian sea, and the Islands of Zakynthos, Kephalonia and Ithaca, these magical waters, according to Homer were mythically traversed by the adventuresome Odysseus and his men on their return from the Trojan war. The agriculture of the region is verdant and richly endowed. Kalamata Olives are famously coveted and the mountains of Kyparissia have engendered legendary literary praise from renowned authors and scholars such as Lord Bryon, Paddy Leigh-Fermor and Rex Warner.
Our olive groves are situated on the mountain, overlooking the arc of the bay. Nurtured through mineral- rich mountain water and brilliant sunshine , they produce authentic extra virgin olive oil and fabulous Kalamata eating olives, locally known as Kalamon. Our citrus trees, in sun-drenched orchards, produce a colourful variety of succulent fruit. Wild culinary and medicinal herbs proliferate on the land giving credence to the wide-spread belief that the Mediterranean diet significantly contributes to a long and healthy life.
Our extra virgin olive oil is freshly harvested and locally pressed, fully organic, unfiltered with 0.2 acidity. The taste is incredibly fresh and vibrant, making a beautiful addition to salads, sauces, and almost every savoury and sweet dish that you can think of. We love to put a bowl of oil on the table simply for the delight of dipping into with crusty bread!Our oil is also an important ingredient in our aromatherapy range because of its emollient healing properties and nurturing benefits for the skin, hair and nails. We collected our glossy black eating olives in December too, then brined them in sea salty water, seasoning with a touch of olive oil and vinegar when cured. Our beehives are flourishing and the bees are delighted to feast on lavender, pine, thyme and wild flowers and spread their life- giving pollen far and wide.
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