Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

250 ml. and 500 ml.

$9.95

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Organic and Cold Pressed

Pure, undiluted and intensely flavored, from the Grecian orchard to your plate

Historians believe the cultivation of the outstanding olive began around 5000 B.C. on Crete and the neighboring Greek islands. The ancient Greeks regarded the olive tree as a gift from the goddess Athena. Homer, the immortal Greek poet, called olive oil "liquid gold."

And today, the Chronis family of Olea Estates continues a storied tradition of making fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil, directly from their estate in Sparta, Greece. Nikos Chronis and his sons George and Demosthenis are passionate about the quality of their olive oil, and so they oversee the entire process, from cultivation, to hand picking, pressing and bottling.

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Ingredients

Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Shipping Info

This product is shelf stable, does not require refrigeration and will be sent to you via UPS or FedEx Ground shipping that includes tracking.

We take pride in making sure your orders are handled with the utmost care, and arrive to you in a timely manner.

Storage/Dosage

Store in a cool, dry area.

Frequently asked questions

Olea (gr. Ολέα, pron. [oh-le-uh]) is the ancient Greek name for olive. 

Our harvest season starts every year late November and continues until the end of January of the following year, depending on the environmental conditions and the size of the harvest. Olives in general are harvested and pressed once per year and even though harvest seasons vary slightly, all producers harvest around the same time. 

The date we have on our olive oil is a best before date (BBD) and not an expiration date, since olive oil doesn't really expire, it just deteriorates. Our olive oil maintains its quality and properties for at least 18 to 24 months after bottling, in proper storage conditions. After that it begins to very slowly deteriorate. The bottling time for our Olea Gold is at the end of the harvest season (usually January) and for our Olea is May. We continue to test our samples every few months and examine lab results to learn more about our olive oil.

The above times are approximate estimates and vary by year. You may still consume the olive oil for several months after this date as well. There are regulations that apply to olive oil on how long the "best by" time period should be, but they are based on the average "olive" oil, which is often a blend with other oils and unfortunately more often than not with other vegetable oils. Our olive oil has continuously been tested to maintain its properties for significantly longer periods of time. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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03/31/2018
Magdalena W.
United States

Best olive oil

Excellent quality

04/04/2018

Corganic

Hi Magdalena, Thank you for your thoughts. We're happy to hear you're enjoying the quality of your authentic Greek olive oil. Indeed, we think it's among the finest in the world! We appreciate your support. : )

JW
01/07/2018
J. W.
United States

Expensive and Overrated

This was my first time trying what appears to be a genuine Greek olive oil. My impression was that it smelled like lubrication oil and there's not much to remark about the taste... it's not peppery with polyphenols nor is it a strong sweet and fruity, but more in the light direction. Basically, it seems rather lacking in any kapow for the cost.

01/11/2018

Corganic

Dear J.W., Thank you so much for your feedback. To answer your concern, this type of olive oil is lighter in the taste because of the lower phenol content, since it is produced from mature olives that are carefully selected and handpicked. It is also due to the natural process Olea Estates uses to settle the pulp particles, which are not incorporated into the oil (and thus would increase to a peppery finish). Sounds like your taste may favor a more bitter olive oil, which can be yielded from a higher phenol content, that is achieved from an early harvest olive oil… A key aspect on the bitter taste is that when you try a true early harvest extra virgin olive oil, you can taste the peppery finish but then it goes away from your taste buds. As olives mature, the phenol content drops, which makes the taste of the olive oil smoother. Olea Estates in Greece does offer a more peppery version, called Olea Gold. And due to your feedback, we are considering carrying it as well! We want to assure you that Olea produces truly special, pure olive oil! Your olive oil is unfiltered and certified organic (by EU and USA). The olives are handpicked, transported straight to the mill, washed thoroughly and cold pressed. Only olive oil from the first press makes it to the glass and tin containers of Olea, where the rich, full flavor of the oil remains sealed for you to enjoy. There are no preservatives, additives, colors or any kind of foreign oil added to Olea. They also do not further refine byproducts of the first press to produce more oil. Here’s a little bit more about what makes the bottle of olive oil you have so special, from the owner of Olea Estates, Demosthenis Chronis, himself: “We patiently use a natural process to retain the full olive oil flavor but still guarantee the clarity of filtered olive oil. We seal the olive oil in stainless steel tanks and let it sit idle for 30 to 60 days in special and monitored temperature and humidity conditions. During this time, the particulate matter naturally settles to the bottom of the tank. After two months, we extract the olive oil from the top of the tank and ship directly to the U.S. Of course, this is not possible for mass produced olive oil the overhead of two months, the tanks required to do this job and the work involved (including cleaning the tanks at the end of the season) would prohibitively increase the cost in a competitive market. However, the we use this olive oil to feed ourselves; and we do not like feeding on chemicals; we also sure appreciate the full flavor of unfiltered olive oil.”