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A family business from Crete, Greece

A family business from Crete, Greece

We, the Dutch-Greek Gkazas family, produce extra virgin olive oil on our own land in Crete and that of befriended neighbors. Here, in Crete under the trees of an olive grove, our story is born. The olive grove of the Gkazas family. Gkazas originated from this fertile Cretan soil.

Out of love for the product, we harvest it in the most authentic, pure, and natural way: with our own hands.

Our olive vineyard can be found in the mountains of Central Crete, where the ground is fertilized by free-roaming goats and sheep. The olive trees only receive water from natural rainfall. Every winter, we harvest and press the olives ourselves. The Greek olive oil is unfiltered, cold-pressed, organic, unmixed, and without additives: a pure and honest family product.

It all starts one a long time ago

Tom, Floris and Eva Reurts are then still teenagers. They are brothers and sisters and they meet local George during their holiday in Crete. It should be introduced to their mother. The spark jumps and a marriage is the result.

Time flies

Time flies

Now, more than ten years later, Gkazas Olive Oil has grown to a fully-fledged organization, that brings tens of thousands of liters of biological, extra virgin oil per year from Crete to the Netherlands. A tasteful product how the Greeks like it from the mountains of Crete straight to your kitchen table. All the above for an honest price; an honest price for the Cretan farmer(s) over there and for the Dutch consumer over here.