In the village of Petrina in the southern Peloponnese for over a century you produce one of the top olive oils in the world. The experience of the years and our love for olive oil makes us constantly strive to improve.
Today the Agricultural Cooperative of Petrina continues to cultivate and produce olive oil of exceptional quality. The ideal altitude, the direct squeezing with the latest generation machines and the strict control in the storage and standardization process make the Petrina olive oil stand out. Its rich aroma, low acidity and taste fascinate and make it an essential ingredient for a balanced diet.
The inspirer 1907Stylianos Koutoupis (1874-1945) exhaled the cooperative idea!
Establishment 1915This idea is implemented in 1915 with the registration in the Official Gazette of the foundation in Petrina, Laconia, of the first oil cooperative in Greece, the "Agricultural Cooperative of Petrina".
Olive Oil Factory 1936In 1936 he founded by the Cooperative, the first Hydraulic Olive Oil Factory in Greece, which consists of a laundry and washing machine for olives and an oil refinery.
Awards 1951-1854The beginning took place in 1951 at the Thessaloniki International Fair, where he was awarded a Commendation and a Gold Medal, in 1952 in the same exhibition as the "Grand Prize" and in 1954 a Diploma of Honor with a Gold Medal.
Common squeezing and marketing 1979The Agricultural Cooperative of Petrina, in 1979, won the Award of the best Primary Cooperative in Greece, while in 1980, it was awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture for its pioneering role in the joint pressing and marketing of olive oil.
PDO 1996In 1996, our olive oil is registered under the name "Petrina of Laconia" as a PDO. (Protected Designation of Origin).
The present and the distinctions 2018Following are many more distinctions, most recent in May 2018 and 2019, at the London International Competition, where he won bronze medals in both categories: "QUALITY" and "HEALTH CLAIM".
Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil polyphenols help protect blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim can only be used for olive oil, which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g., oleoropine complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to meet the claim, the consumer must be informed that the beneficial effect is achieved by daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.