MITIRA Lesvos is a recently founded (2017), small family-owned company based in Lesvos, Greece. Driven by our passion to share the benefits of the Mediterranean diet with the rest of the world, we proudly offer a unique, superior category, organic extra-virgin olive oil, produced from our family’s olive grove in Mytilene, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Our estate is located on a small hill overlooking the port of the island’s capital and has been certified by TUV Austria for organic production since 2000. Taking advantage of the soil’s rich limestone substrate, our olive trees grow amphitheatrically on man-made stone terraces, forming a magnificent sight. Today, continuing our ancestors’ tradition, we harvest our trees with the same amount of love and respect for our land, which reciprocates by offering us its best fruit.
“Mitira” means mother in the local dialect of Lesvos. As such, our brand pays homage to mother earth, as well as every mother who nurtures her child with care and affection.
Certifications & Awards
- ISO 22000
- EU Organic Certification
MITIRA Lesvos premium organic extra virgin olive oil is certified by TUV Austria for organic production. Additionally, the oil-press we partner withholds strict health standards and is certified by DIO (GR-BIO-01) for the pressing of olive oil, while holding additional certifications.
MITIRA Lesvos premium organic extra virgin olive oil is certified by TUV Austria for organic production. Additionally, the oil-press we partner with holds strict health standards and is certified by DIO (GR-BIO-01) for the pressing of olive oil ,while holding additional certifications according to the international quality standards of: ISO 22000:2005 and FSSC 22000 for the bottling of olive oil.
The cultivation and processing of our olive oil is completely organic. In order to ensure our olive oil’s low acidity level, premature olives are carefully gathered, solely by mechanical vibration, before being pressed via the method of cold-extraction on the same day of collection. Employing the method of cold-extraction allows for the production of a supreme olive oil, as its composition is free from exposure to high temperatures and additive substances, thus preserving the beneficial antioxidants and nutritional elements of the olive oil.
MITIRA Lesvos premium OEVOO consists of a mix between the Adramitiani and Kolovi olive varieties, which are both indigenous to the island of Lesvos. As such, our olive oil is officially recognized by the European Union as a product of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
MITIRA Lesvos premium OEVOO has an alluring herbaceous aroma with an exceptionally balanced and lasting sensation on the palate, and a slightly bitter aftertaste due the vast presence of polyphenols. It is an ideal accompaniment for salads and dishes, or can simply be enjoyed on a piece of bread. Specifically, MITIRA Lesvos premium OEVOO relies on 3 basic characteristics for its organoleptic uniqueness:
- A bright, golden color due to the low chlorophyll content.
- Light texture, due to a high degree of unsaturated fatty acids.
- Rich aroma, due to the early harvesting of olives.
The MITIRA Lesvos product line consists of:
- 250ml Tin
- 500ml Glass Bottle
- 1L Tin
We take pride in our products’ packaging design, as much as we do in our olive oil itself. The design of our products’ packaging is inspired by the works Theofilos, a major folk painter of modern Greek art, who was from the island of Lesvos. Therefore, not only do we share our island’s long-standing tradition of olive oil production with the world, but by doing so, we are able to showcase our island’s contributions to the arts as well.