Appreciation, vision and team spirit aimed at sustainable success
Appreciation for man and nature has always been the basis of all economic activity for the Bläuel family. Fritz and Burgi Bläuel came to the Mani in the late 1970s in search of an alternative way of life. They soon started building up an organic agriculture project together with the local olive farmers and oil-millers. With entrepreneurial vision, respect for people and for the cultural landscape of the Mani together with much effort and enthusiasm, they managed to unite the farmers. Through effectively communicating to the farmers the benefits of organic agriculture and the associated market opportunities they gradually gained their cooperation and support.
The fruit of this cooperation was Greece’s first Organic certified olive oil, that is today exported worldwide. Since 2009 son Felix and since 2021 daughter Julia with husband Christoph are part of the management and together set new impulses for the future of the company. Goals such as the recently obtained Naturland Fair certification, which makes the long-term environmental and social commitment of the company transparent and measurable. Ethical business in harmony with man and nature has been the hallmark of the Bläuel family business for over 30 years.
In 2023, the expansion of the production facility including the visitors’ gallery was completed and the photovoltaic system was expanded. Since then, the production facility has been running 100% energy-neutral.
The fruits of their labour are not in the form of award winning MANI organic extra virgin olive oils, organic olives and organic mezes but also in the preservation of Mani’s cultural landscape as the centre of traditional, organic olive cultivation in Greece.
Are you seeking the authentic taste of the Mani region? Then discover our premium MANI olive oil and delicious olives, the primary products of our region. Learn to discern the fine aromatic nuances of our olive oil through a professional tasting and immerse yourself in the world of olive oil production.
Our newly opened olive and olive oil bottling factory is now open to visitors! Follow this link to our location: https://goo.gl/maps/XnycniNP1HSWtawbA.
Experience the production process up close on our specially designed “visitor route”. An extensive walk gives you a comprehensive insight into our production area, ending on a terrace with breathtaking views.
In our new factory shop, which you pass on your way in or out, you can find and taste the superb MANI olive products.
Take advantage of our free admission on every working day between 10:00 and 14:00. We also offer organized tours with an olive oil tasting every Tuesday and Thursday. Bookings can be made at the phone number +30 27210 77711 or by email at .
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of olives and olive oil, right in the heart of the picturesque Mani region. We are looking forward to see you!
Monday-Friday from 10:00 to 14:00, free entrance.
Factory tour incl. olive oil tasting:
in German and/or English every Thursday at 10:00 am and every Tuesday 11:00 am.
Price per person 15€ (including a surprise gift)
We kindly ask for registration!
Phone: +30 27210 77711