The Elixir in the Bottle
GAEA’s factory is two miles from the center of the small city of Agrinio. The factory building covers an area of 70,000 square feet, with four fully automated production lines. When you walk in, the lovely smell of peppery oil and fresh olives envelops you. It’s a little like Willy Wonka for all things olive. Ten stainless steel tanks, which hold 30 tons each, store olive oil. On one bottling line, the facility can fill 6,000 bottles of oil per hour, straight from tank to bottle.
(Fun/important fact: GAEA olive oils are the first carbon neutral olive oils of the world, certified by the Swiss nonprofit organization Myclimate.)
After the oils are bottled, sealed and labeled, they go into pallets and get shipped around the world. GAEA extra-virgin olive oil will head to grocery stores and restaurants, where home cooks and chefs will use the fresh, super healthy oil to cook, drizzle, dip and beyond. They will taste the work, love and care that went into creating GAEA’s incredible olive oil.