“Producing the governor is an honor, but above all a great responsibility.”
Producer Spiros Dafnis
«For over 100 years, the Dafnis Family, produces olive oil on the island of Corfu. carefully tending the centenarian “lianolia” variety. The olive oil is processed with low temperatures at the family’s mill based in the historical village of Aghios Mathaios, using the gentlest methods.
Inspired by a strong character, the first governor of independent Greece, Count Ioannis Capodistrias (1776 – 1831)
«The youngest generation of the family, Spyros & George created their own Oleoculture and tradition by starting a revolution on the island’s olive oil production practices. This is how the governor was born, the first single variety from ancient “lianolia” of Corfu.
Superior Farming & Milling Practices
By choosing our premium olive oil, you are supporting sustainable agriculture, the environment and a generations old family farm. We cultivate our olive trees using “beyond organic” methods and harvest our olives with great responsibility in order to protect the trees for years to come. Most of our trees are around 500 years old – we take good care of them!
Our innovative milling process combines age-old knowledge with modern techniques. We gently mill and press the oil in optimal cold temperatures to preserve as many of the precious natural phenols as possible and the result is a superior quality olive oil that surpasses any international standards.