The Velies-Monemvasia region in Laconia is renowned for producing extra virgin olive oil of exceptional quality – the best in the world. High-yielding and highly sought-after Koroneiki and Athinolia olive trees thrive in mountainous terrain by the sea over the long dry summers and mild Mediterranean winters of the southeast Peloponnese. Olive farming here dates back thousands of years to ancient Greece. Continuing tradition, Theodore’s meticulously maintained groves have been in the family for six generations and until now his prized olive oil was shared only among friends and family.