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Vassilakis Estate Olive Oils:
All the best from Crete

Our Harves & Our Mill

Vassilakis Estate Vassilakis Estate

The advantages of Vassilakis Estate extra virgin olive oils:high standards, traceability and consistency.

With near 150 years of olive-growing expertise, Vassilakis Estate customers can rely on our consistently superior category extra virgin olive oils.

Our Harvest & Our Mill

Olive oil production is fully controlled from grove to bottle.

The annual olive harvest begins in mid-November every year and is a busy time for the Vassilakis Estate and for our 3.500 olive farming partners. When the olives are ready, all are responsible for carefully and quickly collecting the perfectly ripe olives and ensuring they arrive undamaged, as soon as possible after harvesting, at the Vassilakis Estate olive press.

Our modern olive press is organized into two separate production lines, one for extra virgin olive oil and the other for organic extra virgin. Our technologically-advanced German “Westfalia” two-phase centrifugal separators reliably extract the best possible quality olive oil. Olive oil extracted in this way retains its beneficial polyphenols and natural antioxidants for longer.

Our high-capacity processing capability of 12.000 kilos of olives per hour produces 2.5 to 3 tonnes of olive oil in an hour. This means that the olives, the mass of which are all harvested within a short window of time, get pressed immediately without delay, which minimizes or eliminates any quality deterioration.