Astarti Exclusive – Limited production, Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil from the Tzortzopoulos Estate is produced, bottled and traded with great success and has received national and international recognition and awards. Every stage of processing – from the olive grove to the bottle – is monitored by the producer Harry Tzortzopoulos.
Astarti Exclusive, renowned for its purity, quality and taste is produced and bottled in the village of Karava on the island of Kythera. Our olive trees are of the Koroneiki variety and grow at an altitude of 10 to 140m above sea level.
The main olive groves are located within the area of Stenokampos on the outskirts of Karava in the northern region of our island. The unique terroir, the microclimate and our farming practices which include dry cultivation and early harvesting are the factors which contribute to the superior quality of our olive oil.
At the oil processing factory, Astarti Exclusive is extracted by crushing the fruit at low temperatures (cold pressed) so as to avoid scorching the olive oil which would result in biochemical changes and loss of nutritional value.
All stages of production, from cultivation through to processing and bottling is certified by DIO (Greek Certification & Inspection Organisation of Organic Products) subject to Regulation EC834/2007 for organic agriculture.
Astarti Exclusive organic extra virgin olive oil is characterized as light to medium fruity. Its aroma is elegant and unusual, its taste is complex and fine with a definite bitterness and balanced pungency.
It is excellent on seafood, white meat, steamed vegetables and fresh salads.
Best packaging Prize “Flavours & Life 2010″ – Athens 2010
Another recognition for the serious work of Astarti, winning the prize of the public for the best product packaging during the exhibition “Flavours & Life”, which was held in Zappeio on 08-11 April 2010. Through our web page, we would like to thank the dear public and visitors of the exhibition for their preferance.
Premio International BIOL, Italy, 2009
Awarding of Astarti Exclusive – Tzortzopoulos Estate by DIO Organization for participation in the 14th International Competition of organic olive oil Premio International Biol 2009 – The Best Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils from around the world in competition, which took place on 22-24 April 2009 in Italy.
Ecofestival 2009, Athens – Second Prize
Second prize for packaging & presentation awarded for the 500ml bottle Astarti Exclusive – Tzortzopoulos Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, during the competition organized by DIO and EcoFestival 2009 . The new 500ml packaging was presented to the public for the first time during this exhibition (Athens, Nov 2009).
Olive oil & olive Festival 2008, Athens Greece – Bronze medal
Bronze medal for Taste, for Astarti Exclusive, in the 1st competition for Greek Extra Virgin Olive oils, during the 2nd Olive Oil & Olive Festival 2008 organized by the European Network of Regional Development (May 2008 Athens, Greece).
International Competition for Organic Olive Oil Premio International Biol 2008
Astarti Exclusive was listed in the Italian catalogue Biol 2008, published under the International competition for organic olive oil Premio International Biol 2008, a recognition to the best organic olive oils of the world (Bari, Italy June 2008).
Listed in the Italian guide “L’Extravergine 2007 – A guide to the best certified quality olive oil in the world”
Astarti Exclusive was listed in the Italian catalogue L’Extravergine 2007 – A Guide to the Best Certified Quality Olive Oil in the World, which included 460 different olive oils from around the world. A recognition to the best producers of extra virgin olive oil in all the world.
World Ethnic Food Show 2006, Paris France – Gold medal
Gold medal for Astarti Exclusive – Tzortzopoulos Estate (Organic Extra Virgin olive oil of Kythera), in the World Ethnic Food Show 2006, Category Fruity – Small Producers. Médaille d’OR: Astarti présenté par Propositions Gourmandes Helléniques– Grèce (June 2006 Paris, France). The International competition was organinized by AVPA (Agency for the Valorisation of Agricultural Products).
EcoFestival 2006, Athens – Second prize
Second prize for packaging & presentation of the 250ml bottle of Astarti Exclusive – Tzortzopoulos Estate organic olive oil in EcoFestival 2006 exhibition in Athens, Greece.
International Competition for Organic Olive Oil Premio International Biol 2006
Astarti Exclusive was listed in the Italian catalogue Biol 2006, published for the International competition of organic olive oil Premio International Biol 2006, a recognition to the best organic olive oils of the world (Bari, Italy June 2006).
|Price per litre||€28.00|
|Net Weight||0,75 lt Glass - 25,4 fl oz|
|Gross Weight||1.2 kg|
|Cultivation||Dry cultivation and early harvesting.|
|Harvest Time||November to February|
|Production||Extracted by crushing the fruit at low temperatures.|
|Use||Excellent on seafood, white meat, steamed vegetables and fresh salads.|