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Panel Tasting: Melas Epidauros Olive Oil Domain (For groups over 10 pax)

Peloponnese

Epidavros

Duration

1 h

Availability

Up to 60 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 60 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul

Description

The Melas-Epidavros Olive Oil Domain was founded in 1994 by Evangelos Melas, son of a third-generation olive oil producer, an organic farmer with deep knowledge and extensive experience in the world of olive oil production.
The initial facilities were located in the town of Lygourio, near Epidavros, in the prefecture of Argolida in the Peloponnese. The company’s aim since the beginning of its commercial operations was the international market, with a steady philosophy based on the quality and the high organoleptic characteristics of its products.
Among the company’s first products commercialized was the extra virgin olive oil of the “Manaki” variety, a Protected Designation of Origin PDO “Ligourio Asklepios” of the Argolid prefecture since 1996, known in many countries for its unique quality characteristics and flavor. In 2008, the continuously-growing demand for the company’s products led to the establishment of new, modern facilities at the current location, including an olive press exclusively for producing organic olive oil as well as a second line for olive pressing of conventional olive oil, with vertical production and total control over the quality of production, storage, and bottling.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Step into the verdant embrace of the Olive Trees Bio Garden and embark on a sensory journey through the artistry of olive oil production. Our immersive 6-minute video presentation sets the stage for an unforgettable exploration.

Enter the heart of our state-of-the-art crushing factory, where the magic of olive oil production unfolds before your eyes. Learn about the meticulous stages involved in crafting both our organic olive oil and the esteemed P.D.O. Ligourio Asklepieion extra virgin olive oil, cherished for its “Manaki” variety.

 Delve into the precision of our laboratory, where rigorous quality control measures ensure the excellence of our products. Witness the meticulous process of product classification and storage in gleaming stainless steel tanks, guaranteeing the purity and freshness of our olive oil.

Engage your palate in a refined tasting experience within our specially designed Panel Tasting Room. Learn the professional techniques of olive oil tasting as you savor two distinct varieties of fresh olive oil, discerning the subtle nuances that distinguish them.

 Indulge in a delectable array of local delicacies, each infused with the richness of our extra virgin olive oil. From slices of oil bread adorned with ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and tangy feta cheese dusted with fragrant oregano to savory cheese or spinach pies, every bite is a celebration of authentic flavors.

 Browse our retail shop, where you can procure an assortment of olive oils, ranging from our signature extra virgin varieties to specialty blends. Additionally, explore our collection of organic cosmetics crafted from the finest extra virgin organic olive oil, including products from our renowned “MELAS” line.

 Conclude your visit with stimulating discussions and the exchange of thoughts, impressions, and insights. Reflect on the journey you’ve undertaken and the newfound appreciation you’ve gained for the timeless art of olive oil production.

As a token of our appreciation, each visitor receives a 100g bar of soap infused with EVOO from our organic farming practices at “MELAS,” ensuring that the essence of your experience lingers long after you depart.

Join us at the Olive Trees Bio Garden and discover the essence of olive oil in an unforgettable odyssey of taste, tradition, and timeless beauty.

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    Tour Languages

    Greek , English , French

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