Omotrives, just like called the highest quality olive oil in ancient Greece., springs from the blessed fruit that the goddess Athena is said to have bestowed on the city of Athens, and with which our Corinthian plain olive groves are still blessed down to this day. The heart, soul and aroma of this country. Our olive oil.
The Georgiou family lovingly and cheerfully tend their olive groves near Lalioti village in the Prefecture of Corinthia, respectfully maintaining age-old traditions, to produce Omotrives exceptionally high quality virgin olive oil.
Growing at an altitude of 340 metres and cultivated with tender loving care, the family’s olive trees ripen their fruit under ideal conditions.
From these olive groves Omotrives olive oil journeys all over Greece and to many countries abroad in its distinctive glass bottles. It is available at selected food outlets in Greece, food store chains in other countries and directly from the company’s website.
The wealth of knowledge and experience possessed by older generations, modern methods of cultivation and the perfect soil and climatic conditions of the area all work together to make Omotrives an exceptional olive oil that perpetuates the age-old traditions of the land of Corinthia.
With their bearings firmly set on customer satisfaction, the Georgiou family keep a vigilant eye on the progress of their olives from olive grove to glass bottle in a journey that unites the authenticity of tradition with the requirements of the modern age.
It is our vision to preserve the secrets of good olive oil that have been handed down to us from generation to generation, sharing them with the younger ones to provide products of exceptional quality and unparalleled flavour.
Our olive groves are at an altitude of 340 metres near Lalioti village in the Prefecture of Corinthia, just five and a half kilometres from the Gulf of Corinth. These conditions are ideal for producing high quality olives, since the growing olive trees bask in ideal temperatures all through the year and also reap the benefit of sea breezes.
Lalioti village is in the Municipal District of Sikionia and overlooks the fertile valley of the river Sellianta. Signs of human habitation dating from approximately 2500 BC have been found on the farmland around the village and Homer mentions it in his Iliad; he calls it Efyra. During the Middle Ages the area was renowned for the cultivation of olives and currants; exceptional produce which, even at that early date, was exported to other countries, but mainly to France.
Particularly low acidity, extra virgin olive oil, Omotrives is noted for its light, mature flavour. Fine and fruity, it is perfect for those who want a taste of quality every day, at every meal. Suitable for use in cooking, in salad dressing and on its own, it comes in its own glass storage bottle.
Our exceptional virgin olive oil is made from the fruit of trees producing the Koroneiki and Patrinia varieties of olive.
The Koroneiki variety is the one most commonly grown in Greece. It accounts for approximately 60% of the total Greek output and even though it is the tree that requires the least attention, it is the variety that gives the best quality oil. The fruit ripens from October to December, weighs from 0.3 to 1.0 gram and is from 12 to 15 millimetres long. In addition to its fine flavour and quality, the Koroneiki variety has been renowned since antiquity for its therapeutic qualities.
The Patrinia olive tree is less common and more susceptible to cold and very high temperatures. Reaching a height of up to seven metres, it is only cultivated on one narrow strip of land between the Prefectures of Corinthia and Achaia. It gives low acidity oil with a delicate flavour.
The acidity of our olive oil never exceeds 0.45% and the oil is a high quality product with a distinctive aroma and flavour. Greenish gold tinged with yellow, it has a fruity taste, is gentle on the palate and has a pleasantly fresh lingering aftertaste.
The olive oil is sold exclusively in 250ml, 500ml or 750 ml glass bottles inspired by the vessels of ancient Greece that are a perfect adornment for the table or kitchen of all who value fine tastes in their everyday lives.
Health and Nutrition
Virgin olive oil is one of the basic constituents of the Mediterranean diet. It is a vitally important factor in our diet because of the monounsaturated fatty acids, a-Tocopherol, polar phenols, phytosterol and other beneficial substances it provides. It brings health, good flavour and well-being to the table.