PRODUCTION PROCESSES OF OUR OLIVE OIL

The only effective way to produce extremely high quality olive oil is to apply a holistic system that surpasses the national, European and international requirements.

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate its ancient olive groves in the traditional way, according to strict biological agriculture standards.

OUR HISTORY AND LAND

At the southernmost tip of continental Europe, the region of Laconia unfolds. A harmonious union of variations and a multidimensional ensemble of mesmerizing landscapes.

A HARMONIOUS UNION OF VARIATIONS AND A MULTIDIMENSIONAL ENSEMBLE OF MESMERIZING LANDSCAPES

At the southernmost tip of continental Europe, the region of Laconia unfolds. A harmonious union of variations and a multidimensional ensemble of mesmerizing landscapes.

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The fertile valley of Eurotas, the stone-built Mani, the inaccessible boulder of Monemvasia and the magnificent Taygetos, the serene Parnon, the beautiful beaches and traditional villages, the history of ancient Sparta and the prominent position since antiquity are sources of admiration.

The Petropoulakis family chose Rachi of Mani 325 years ago to produce, grow its roots, build its tower-houses, and cultivate its land.

Rachi is on the top of a hill three and a half kilometers before Gythio of Laconia, Taygetos lies on its west, Parnon to its north and on the east and south is the Laconian Gulf.

An ideal place for olive cultivation due to high sunshine, dry climate, mild climate conditions, ideal altitude, and peculiar terrain with sloping clay soils that ensure rapid drainage. A particularly favorable area for olive cultivation, thanks to its beneficial aura and the clear aquifers of Taygetos.

OUR HISTORY AND LAND

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Vrysi

60000 s.m. / 1400 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Ammoudara

20000 s.m. / 300 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Morena

15000 s.m. / 200 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Kyribasis

120000 s.m. / 1800 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Beisses

100000 s.m. / 1000 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Stafida

60000 s.m. / 450 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Monachi Sykia

35000 s.m. / 815 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Kakopetri

40000 s.m. / 1000 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Steno

50000 s.m. / 1400 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

 

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Leukaki

60000 s.m. / 1700 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Kalogeriko

40000 s.m. / 800 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Today, the family of Nikos Petropoulakis continues to cultivate in the traditional manner, and according to strict biological agriculture practices, 12 olive groves comprised of 630.000 s.m. of 11.625 ancient olive trees of the Koroneiki variety.

Koroneiki variety is one of the most prominent kinds of olive trees in the Peloponnese and specifically, Laconia. It's resistant to hunger, thirst, and the strong winds of the Laconian land, making it the closest variety to the wild olive.

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International and Greek studies on the health-protective properties of olive oil have proven that Koroneiki olive oil has the largest content of anti-inflammatory substances, compared to other varieties. The Koroneiki olive oil produced in Laconia has a greater than average content of those substances.

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Rasina

30000 s.m. / 700 trees

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Vrysi

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  • Ammoudara

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  • Morena

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  • Kyribasis

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  • Beisses

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  • Stafida

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  • Monachi Sykia

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  • Kakopetri

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  • Steno

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  • Leukaki

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  • Kalogeriko

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  • Rasina

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  • Harvest 2019-2020

    630.000 s.m.

    Agricultural Land

    11.625

    Centuries-old Olive Trees

    9150

    Hours of Cultivation

    147.200

    Fruit Kilos

    20.250

    Olive Oil Kilos

    THE BIOLOGICAL CULTIVATION
    OF OUR OLIVES

    The fertilization strategy on our biological olive groves targets the productivity improvement of the soil through a regimen that ensures long-lasting upgrades of texture, structure, and a simultaneous fertility increase.

    This regimen is primarily based on the application of "green manuring" with faboideae, gramineae, or mixtures, the addition of organic material compost, as well as animal manure exclusively from our biological farming livestock.

    PRUNING OUR
    OLIVE TREES

    Pruning an olive tree is a real art form. It shapes the branches, allowing air and sun to reach the crop. We prune every tree separately, depending on its particular needs. This is why every one of our trees has its own productive story to tell through its shape.

    HANDLING
    INFESTATIONS

    We proactively take appropriate protective measures to prevent infestations on our olive trees. Oil tree infestation is the most serious problem for oil production in Greece and all Mediterranean countries. The damage to fruits is the reduction of the resulting oil's quality and as a result a higher acidity.

    HARVESTING PROCESSES
    OF OUR OLIVE FRUITS

    The harvesting of our olives begins in early October and completes when the fruit is still unripe and green. The olive oil that results from unripe green olives contains hight quantities of aromatic ingredients and is rich in polyphenols. In contrast, as the olive fruit ripens, its color blackens and the quantity of aromatic ingredients is diminished along with the polyphenol content.

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    COLD PRESS EXTRACTION
    OF OUR OLIVE OIL

    We begin producing the olive oil mere hours after harvesting and always within the same day. With cold pressing in low temperatures under 23º C, using water sparingly, and a maximum pressing duration of 40 minutes.

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    NATURAL SEDIMENTATION OF
    SUSPENDED PARTICLES
    OF OUR OLIVE OIL

    Our Biological Extra Virgin Olive Oil is stored in stainless steel containers and after 3 months of natural sedimentation, it's bottled unfiltered. In this manner, the high nutritional ingredients of the olive oil are preserved.

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    THE BIOLOGICAL CULTIVATION OF OUR OLIVES

    PRUNING OUR OLIVE TREES

    HANDLING INFESTATIONS

    HARVESTING PROCESSES OF OUR OLIVE CROPS

    COLD PRESS EXTRACTION OF OUR OLIVE OIL

    NATURAL SEDIMENTATION OF SUSPENDED PARTICLES OF OUR OLIVE OIL

    OUR PRODUCT

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    RACHI OF MANI 0,5 LT

    Greek High Phenolic Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Rachi of Mani Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil is bottled in a high-quality glass bottle. The glass bottle is packaged in a cardboard box that protects it from sunlight and keep all the valuable features intact.

    Our Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil of 2019-2020 harvest is characterized by really low acidity, antioxidant properties thanks to a high content of polyphenols and vitamin E, its vividly green color, its moderately spicy and bitter character, and the freshly harvested aromas of the olive fruit.

    14,50 €

    SUPERIOR QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS

    Our philosophy is to consistently strive for the highest quality of nature's produce. Thus, our products are not only staples of a balanced Mediterranean diet, but can also contribute to overall health improvement.

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    TRACEABILITY

    Every step of the production process of Rachi of Mani Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil - harvest 2019-2020 - is available to our products' consumers; from cultivation, harvest, and oil extraction, to bottling and storage of our olive oil.

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    OUR PEOPLE

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    Nikos Petropoulakis

    Producer

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    Elias Katsoulis

    Agricultural Production Supervisor

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    Theodoros Bouterakos

    Agronomist

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    Iziri Guri

    Farmer

    A big thank you to all the seasonal land workers for their valuable assistance with the cultivation of our olive groves!

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