Honouring the wisdom of a century’s old, local tradition, the Manousakis family nurtured the rare local variety of olives known as Koutsourelia. This variety has proved optimally adaptive to the slopes of Mount Parnonas, making the most of the beneficial winds that cool the olives during the summer and the cold of winter that invigorates the trees. Sensitive to the health and nutritional high standards of consumers, the olives are picked by hand and cold extracted to preserve the beneficial organic substances of the olive oil. The resulting oil is unfiltered, smooth and wonderfully well-balanced. It is the perfect oil for enhancing the flavors of light greens, steamed vegetables, tomato salads, and broiled or grilled white fish.
Leafy Green Salads, Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Boiled/Steamed Veg, Fried Fish, Poached Fish, Sauces, Confections
In the year 2000, Greek TV and film director Manousos Manousakis and his family decided to revive a unique olive grove at the foot of Mount Parnonas in the historic village of Sellasia near Sparta in the Laconian Peloponnese. For the Manousakis family, organic sustainable agriculture is both a necessary and realistic alternative to chemical-intensive farming. They understand thoroughly that excessive pesticide use, soil degradation and genetic homogenization of crops threaten the biodiversity of the countryside, the water we drink and the quality of our food. After years of painstaking devotion, their products have reached the peak of quality they were seeking, and have begun to share this truly special olive oil with all those wishing to experience the authentic flavors of the Peloponnese.