Part I – From Spreadsheets to Producing
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We’re finishing out year 4 of Theofani’s EVOO.  Yeah… 4 Years!!  I really can’t believe it myself and one of the biggest bucket list items I’ve had was for us to go back to Greece and give a behind the scenes look of the oil harvest.  Covid-19 thwarted this trip last year, but I wasn’t going to let it ruin this year.  I took great stock in the decision to go to Greece.  Should I go? Is it worth it? Is it safe? What if I get Covid over there?  All very reasonable concerns and in the end I’m so glad I went and experienced Greece in the winter time because it reinvigorated me.  This trip was a great reminder of why we started Theofani’s EVOO.  It definitely brought me closer to Greece, my family, and the olive oil.  Hopefully I’m able to bring that feeling to you, and this is why I am so passionate about Theofani’s EVOO to this day.  I know we have an amazing product from a beautiful place, but ultimately I want you to experience that through the olive oil, and through our interactions.  This is a family business, and that family extends to you as well.  Always remember before you go to Greece, feel free to reach out, and I’d love to answer any questions you have.

As with everyone that visits Greece in the summer, your eyes are drawn to the water, but in the winter time, your eyes are drawn to the mountains.  I couldn’t keep my eyes off the mountains, they were so lush green.  The way the clouds hit the mountains reminded me of when I visited Peru and saw the Andes Mountains for the first time.  While Greece is better known for its beaches, nightlife, and white painted houses, in the winter time you feel the magnitude of the mountains and understand why Greece is described as a mountainous country.  Seeing the mountains be the backdrop to acres and acres of olive orchards was truly something spectacular. 

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As with everyone that visits Greece in the summer, your eyes are drawn to the water, but in the winter time, your eyes are drawn to the mountains.  I couldn’t keep my eyes off the mountains, they were so lush green.  The way the clouds hit the mountains reminded me of when I visited Peru and saw the Andes Mountains for the first time.  While Greece is better known for its beaches, nightlife, and white painted houses, in the winter time you feel the magnitude of the mountains and understand why Greece is described as a mountainous country.  Seeing the mountains be the backdrop to acres and acres of olive orchards was truly something spectacular. 

I’ll be releasing Part II in a few weeks, where I will go into depth about the olive oil production and some of the key takeaways from my experience.

Article By:

Christos Fotopoulos

Published Date

January 11th, 2022