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The Governor Olive Oil

Ionian Islands

Corfu

Duration

1 h
30 m

Availability

Up to 20 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 20 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

For over 100 years, the Dafnis Family has been producing exquisite olive oil on the island of Corfu, carefully tending to the centenarian “lianolia” variety. Our olive oil is crafted at our family’s mill in the historical village of Aghios Mathaios, using gentle, low-temperature methods.

Inspired by the strong character of Count Ioannis Capodistrias, the first governor of independent Greece, the youngest generation of our family, Spyros and George, have revolutionized the island’s olive oil production. This is how The Governor was born—the first single variety olive oil from the ancient “lianolia” of Corfu.

The Governor Olive Oil is renowned globally for its participation in scientific research. Daily consumption of our olive oil enhances well-being and lowers the risk of serious health concerns. By choosing our premium olive oil, you support sustainable agriculture, the environment, and a family farm with generations of tradition.

We use “beyond organic” methods to cultivate our olive trees, many of which are around 500 years old. Our innovative milling process combines age-old knowledge with modern techniques, ensuring that our oil is of superior quality, preserving precious natural phenols.

The lianolia olive trees, first brought to Corfu by the ancient Corinthians around 730 BC, now exist exclusively on the island. These trees, belonging to the wild category of oleo craneomorpha, produce olives biennially and can expand up to 14 meters wide. The Venetians once planted these trees to fortify the island against pirate invasions, creating the only olive tree rainforest in the world.

Visit us and experience the legacy of The Governor Olive Oil, where tradition meets innovation in every bottle.

Tour and Tasting

Embark on an immersive journey into the world of olive oil, where history and modernity blend to reveal the rich cultural heritage of this golden elixir. Begin at our facilities, where you’ll delve into the deep-rooted connections between olive trees, Greece, and Corfu, exploring an exhibition showcasing ancient techniques and machinery.

Guided tours will lead you through our olive mill, unveiling every stage of processing and extraction. You’ll witness meticulous storage and standardization methods, and be inspired by our presentation of internationally acclaimed awards.

Indulge in an exquisite olive oil tasting, perfectly paired with traditional dishes, and complete your experience by purchasing our finest olive oil products from our exhibition. This excursion lays the foundation for an extraordinary olive oil journey, connecting you to the legacy and innovation of The Governor Olive Oil.

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    Products

    Extra virgin olive oil

    Tour Languages

    Greek, English

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