The Olives

THE HISTORY


The olive, nature’s precious gift from the Mediterranean and few other places in the world, is a fruit bore from the Oleaceae family of plants. Known for their longevity and history of cultivation, these evergreen miracles of nature produce have the outstanding ability to live for thousands of years!

Their beautiful fruit is produced and harvested when they are various shades of green or purple; however, black olives do not typically occur in nature and are instead developed through processing after they are harvested.

MALVA Olives are picked at their peak in the countryside of the beautiful region of Lakonia, Greece featuring a wonderful golden-green hue. Using only Koroneiki olives, the world’s premier olive in terms of quality oil production, MALVA Olives are the top varietals in the world.

Once harvested, they are pressed immediately, within 1 and 4 hours to be exact, to reduce any unwanted acidity and preserve the olive’s freshness and develop an exquisite flavor profile.

MALVA’s ideal combination of modern harvesting techniques, perfect soil, and preferred climate has created the perfect conditions to grow the perfect olives and produce award-winning olive oil.

History surrounds MALVA’s farm, as evident in the Byzatinian ruins that grace the countryside throughout our village, but modern advances coexist with ancient traditions to produce a world-class product that honors the past while taking hold of the future. MALVA proudly produces some of the finest olive oils with respect for traditions and the environment while possessing the following:

  • HACCP Certification.
  • BIO Certification.
  • Up-to-date facilities.
  • Latest technology equipment.

MALVA Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced by running the olives through the mill on the same day as harvest. This positions our oil to produce the freshest juice possible from the fruit.

MALVA olives are all privately owned on an olive grove of 96 acres of 2,800 trees of organic farming which averages about 12000 kg of oil daily!

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