PUGLIA OF OLIVE TREES
The Galantino story begins in 1926 when Vito Galantino, an extra virgin olive oil taster, acquired a 19th century mill-house and turned it into an olive oil mill. Since then, two generations of the Galantino family have run the mill, carrying it to new heights of quality.
They only select the best olives from their groves near Bari (Apulia), near the Adriatic coast, a region that produces more olives than anywhere else in the world. Even today, in this era of automation, all of Galantino’s Ogliarola and Coratina olives are hand-harvested the traditional way, by shaking the branches of the olive trees so that the olives fall gently onto canvas “hammocks.” In another nod to tradition, Galantino mills their olives with traditional granite millstones.
Through cold extraction and strict quality testing, Galantino ensures that their extra virgin olive oil is consistently the best. With artistic packaging and fresh and smooth qualities, Galantino oils have won the most important international awards and accolades.
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