We come from Gargalianoi, a small town of Western Messenia, on the Peloponnese, in Greece.
The olive tree has a long history in our region. Research has shown that olive trees have grown and been cultivated there since 30,000 BC. Our land lies near the palace of Nestor, where archaeologists have found large vats dating back to the 15th-13th century BC, which were used to store olive oil, a “precious” and “sacred” commodity.
Our family history goes back a long way, too. For five generations now, our family has owned great expanses of land where they’ve cultivated vines, raisins, cereals, figs, and of course olive trees, which give us our olive oil.