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A tale of Mesimeri. The middle of the day.

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After 12, the sun reaches its highest point in our homeland. It takes us back to our innocent childhood summers. Full of light and afternoon naughtiness. They had the smell of nature. Fertile soil and loaded trees. They dived in the sea and played tag in the centuries-old olive groves. These afternoons nurtured the dream in us. To cultivate the land that gave us birth. To embrace the trees and their fruits with respect. That is how MESIMERI came to be. Extra virgin olive oil.

A tale of Mesimeri.
The middle of the day.

READ THE STORY

After 12, the sun reaches its highest point in our homeland. It takes us back to our innocent childhood summers. Full of light and afternoon naughtiness. They had the smell of nature. Fertile soil and loaded trees. They dived in the sea and played tag in the centuries-old olive groves. These afternoons nurtured the dream in us. To cultivate the land that gave us birth. To embrace the trees and their fruits with respect. That is how MESIMERI came to be. Extra virgin olive oil.

Mesimeri is

The first golden drop on the bread. Flavored with tomato leaves,
fresh grass, the leaves of olive trees, herbs and nuts.

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Mesimeri is

Being with friends and in wicker hats around a table.
And smiley pictures

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Mesimeri is

Extra virgin olive oil pure and genuine, just like the land of Messinia
that has been giving birth to it for 4.500 years.

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Mesimeri is

The first golden drop on the bread. Flavored with tomato leaves,
fresh grass, the leaves of olive trees, herbs and nuts.

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Mesimeri is

Being with friends and in wicker hats around a table.
And smiley pictures

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Mesimeri is

Extra virgin olive oil pure and genuine, just like the land of Messinia that has been giving birth to it for 4.500 years.

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MESIMERI OLIVE OIL POEM

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MESIMERI OLIVE OIL POEM

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“Inside trees bathing in the sun and fruits, it matured along with us. The dream of a summer afternoon which you are now holding”. Our connection with the land. The images of its traditional cultivation. They planted in us all its qualitative and emotional values. They kept them alive until an extra virgin olive oil was created. Fruity, bitter, spicy. With tomato leaf aroma, freshly-cut grass, olive tree leaves, herbs and nuts. MESIMERI is our poem, which we want to be recited in the kitchens of the world.

“Inside trees bathing in the sun and fruits, it matured along with us. The dream of a summer afternoon which you are now holding”. Our connection with the land. The images of its traditional cultivation. They planted in us all its qualitative and emotional values. They kept them alive until an extra virgin olive oil was created. Fruity, bitter, spicy. With tomato leaf aroma, freshly-cut grass, olive tree leaves, herbs and nuts. MESIMERI is our poem, which we want to be recited in the kitchens of the world.

Τhe Dreamers.

Our admiration for the olive tree culture and an ambitious dream.

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Τhe Dreamers.

Our admiration for the olive tree culture and an ambitious dream.

Kostas Spyropoulos and Angeliki Markopoulou are the initiators of Mesimeri.A chemical engineer and a graduate of French language and literature, with a common life, have returned to their land.They brought together their inherent love for it with the memories and the flavours.They brought in a fresh approach to, and knowledge of, trees and fruits and created something more than an excellent olive oil. They created an idea. The unique experience of the Greek summer afternoon – the Greek mesimeri. It starts from the extra virgin olive oil and reaches as far as the Mediterranean sun.

People are

the strength of Mesimeri

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Dreamers Team

People are the strength of Mesimeri

A group, a mixture of the scent of watered soil, political science, the science of wine making, chemistry, business administration, gastronomy, photography, literature and design. Different people came together by the enthusiasm for the idea of Mesimeri. Its journey from the family farms in the small village of Paniperi to the dishes of Greece and the world.

Kostas Spiropoulos

Owner, Grower

Dimitris Iliopoulos

Grower

Konstantinos Mougios

Grower

Nikos Koutsoukos

Chemist

Angeliki Markopoulou

Co-owner, Strategy and Business Planning

Sotiris Revvas

Web Developer

Katerina Giannari

Executive Assistance

Robert Zervos

Photographer

Thanasis Giannaris

Chef

Giannis Apergis

Creative Art Director

Dimitra Nikolarakou

Creative Director

Constantina Zerva

Communication Strategy

Kostas Spyropoulos and Angeliki Markopoulou are the initiators of Mesimeri.A chemical engineer and a graduate of French language and literature, with a common life, have returned to their land.They brought together their inherent love for it with the memories and the flavours.They brought in a fresh approach to, and knowledge of, trees and fruits and created something more than an excellent olive oil. They created an idea. The unique experience of the Greek summer afternoon – the Greek mesimeri. It starts from the extra virgin olive oil and reaches as far as the Mediterranean sun.

Dreamers Team

People are the strength of Mesimeri

A group, a mixture of the scent of watered soil, political science, the science of wine making, chemistry, business administration, gastronomy, photography, literature and design. Different people came together by the enthusiasm for the idea of Mesimeri. Its journey from the family farms in the small village of Paniperi to the dishes of Greece and the world.

Follow the People

Kostas Spiropoulos

Owner, Grower

Dimitris Iliopoulos

Grower

Konstantinos Mougios

Grower

Nikos Koutsoukos

Chemist

Angeliki Markopoulou

Co-owner, Strategy and Business Planning

Sotiris Revvas

Web Developer

Katerina Giannari

Executive Assistance

Robert Zervos

Photographer

Thanasis Giannaris

Chef

Giannis Apergis

Creative Art Director

Dimitra Nikolarakou

Creative Director

Constantina Zerva

Communication Strategy

Just like nature does it.

OUR CIVILIZATION

Just like nature does it.

OUR CIVILIZATION

Just like

Νature does it.

Our olive trees grow and thrive in the most natural way, as they have done for centuries. With the long lasting Mediterranean sunshine, the mild wet winters and hot dry summers of the local micro climate. We follow an environmentally friendly cultivation process through all the stages. Without interventions and use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Only with organic fertilization and spraying. MESIMERI is a true, pure, virgin olive oil.

Our olive trees grow and thrive in the most natural way, as they have done for centuries. With the long lasting Mediterranean sunshine, the mild wet winters and hot dry summers of the local micro climate. We follow an environmentally friendly cultivation process through all the stages. Without interventions and use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Only with organic fertilization and spraying. MESIMERI is a true, pure, virgin olive oil.

Low acidity, taste, fragrances and nutrients are untouched.

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From the trees to the oil mill.

HAND TO HAND

Every November, the harvest is the celebration of the summer afternoon – the mesimeri. The fruity trees are calling us, people everywhere, spread olive nets, branches that are shaken with care to avoid damaging the crop. The olives are harvested from the trees and in a few hours they are squeezed by cold pressing. Without waiting. Keeping their low acidity, taste, fragrances, colour and nutrients intact.

Every November, the harvest is the celebration of the summer afternoon – the mesimeri. The fruity trees are calling us, people everywhere, spread olive nets, branches that are shaken with care to avoid damaging the crop. The olives are harvested from the trees and in a few hours they are squeezed by cold pressing. Without waiting. Keeping their low acidity, taste, fragrances, colour and nutrients intact.

The first crop brought the first international prize.

DROPS OF QUALITY

MESIMERI was awarded the GOLD AWARD in the Quality Awards category in the international competition: Canada International Olive Oil Competition 2021.

Limited production.

DROPS OF QUALITY

Olive trees under the abundant Greek light extract fresh olive juice in a natural way. Some of them being centuries old. These trees, around which we hid during our childhood summers, are the ones we grow, look after and prun. One by one. With a local approach and limited production, we create a premium olive oil. The limited number of production and our principle for every harvest not to exceed 3 tons, give MESIMERI the value of a delicacy.

The first crop brought the first international prize.

DROPS OF QUALITY

MESIMERI was awarded the GOLD AWARD in the Quality Awards category in the international competition: Canada International Olive Oil Competition 2021.

The prestigious International Olive Oil Competition (CIOOC) marks the quality of olive oils, the reliability and overall performance of the brands. It offers olive producers and companies trading quality olive oil the opportunity to come into contact with the Canadian and world markets. And to consumers knowledge of high quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). With members from nine different countries, Canada’s IOC 2021 jury brought together an impressive team of highly qualified olive oil experts. Among them, Ehud Soriano of Israel, a consultant and judge of international olive oil competitions, and an expert certified by the University of Jaén.
Another Member, Emily Lycopolus, an olive oil sommelier of level 2 said “CIOOC 2021 adds credibility to the brands of olive oil, allows producers to stand out on a shelf in a deli or super market and increases consumer confidence. It is an important addition to the current international landscape of olive oil competitions worldwide. The CIOOC 2021 Awards certify the quality of olive oils and their market position, as well as their overall brand acceptance.’

Limited production.

DROPS OF QUALITY

Olive trees under the abundant Greek light extract fresh olive juice in a natural way. Some of them being centuries old. These trees, around which we hid during our childhood summers, are the ones we grow, look after and prun. One by one. With a local approach and limited production, we create a premium olive oil. The limited number of production and our principle for every harvest not to exceed 3 tons, give MESIMERI the value of a delicacy.

The prestigious International Olive Oil Competition (CIOOC) marks the quality of olive oils, the reliability and overall performance of the brands. It offers olive producers and companies trading quality olive oil the opportunity to come into contact with the Canadian and world markets. And to consumers knowledge of high quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
With members from nine different countries, Canada’s IOC 2021 jury brought together an impressive team of highly qualified olive oil experts. Among them, Ehud Soriano of Israel, a consultant and judge of international olive oil competitions, and an expert certified by the University of Jaén.
Another Member, Emily Lycopolus, an olive oil sommelier of level 2 said “CIOOC 2021 adds credibility to the brands of olive oil, allows producers to stand out on a shelf in a deli or super market and increases consumer confidence. It is an important addition to the current international landscape of olive oil competitions worldwide. The CIOOC 2021 Awards certify the quality of olive oils and their market position, as well as their overall brand acceptance.’

In a summer afternoon - a mesimeri - the trees are bathed in sunlight.

LET'S GO FOR A WALK

Paniperi is our home. It is to the olive-growing hills overlooking the Messinian Bay that we returned after years. In the family fields that extend to South-West Messinia, under the abundant Mediterranean light, we let memories and ideas go free. Influenced by the ‘Farm to Table’ philosophy, we grow their precious trees and harvest their fruits. Creating land products. Their name, the Greek word ‘afternoon’, evokes our childhood summers in the fields.

Fertile soil of Messinian land.

LET'S TALK ABOUT HISTORY

The trees and fruits of Mesimeri are produced in Messinia. Messinia is located south western Greece with a glorious past of 4,500 years. Always fertile, it was conquered and enslaved by the nearby Spartans who exploited its fruits for military reasons. Over the centuries Messinian land remains the land of fruits and their juices, therapeutic herbs, olive oil and wine. It is inhabited by people who grow up with the products it bears and who learn to respect the miracle of fertility that is happening on this land.It is with the same respect that they cultivate it without destroying it. It is with the same respect that they share its products with their friends around the table on a Sunday. The products of Messinia and its “wet gold”, as its olive oil was described by Homer, are on the shelves of large markets in the world with a protected designation of origin. In Messinia you will find the village of Paniperi, a village full of greenery, high up on the mountain, which, as can be seen from its name (pano = over + iper = and above), overlooks the Messinian bay.In this small village of 270 inhabitants, extra virgin olive oil is produced, pure and unspoilt, just like the land producing it.

Fertile soil of Messinian land.

LET'S TALK ABOUT HISTORY

The trees and fruits of Mesimeri are produced in Messinia. Messinia is located south western Greece with a glorious past of 4,500 years. Always fertile, it was conquered and enslaved by the nearby Spartans who exploited its fruits for military reasons. Over the centuries Messinian land remains the land of fruits and their juices, therapeutic herbs, olive oil and wine. It is inhabited by people who grow up with the products it bears and who learn to respect the miracle of fertility that is happening on this land.It is with the same respect that they cultivate it without destroying it. It is with the same respect that they share its products with their friends around the table on a Sunday. The products of Messinia and its “wet gold”, as its olive oil was described by Homer, are on the shelves of large markets in the world with a protected designation of origin. In Messinia you will find the village of Paniperi, a village full of greenery, high up on the mountain, which, as can be seen from its name (pano = over + iper = and above), overlooks the Messinian bay.In this small village of 270 inhabitants, extra virgin olive oil is produced, pure and unspoilt, just like the land producing it.

Food For Thought

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Food For Thought

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Recipes By Thanos

Sea bream carpaccio with Mesimeri olive juice.

Fresh sea bream carpaccio with pickled purslane, extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI and coriander oil made from its drops.

Pita pocket with drops of Mesimeri.

Pita pocket of Mani with grilled vegetables, marinated chicken, potato chips, feta cream and MESIMERI extra virgin olive oil.

Χταπόδι θαλασσινού μεσημεριού.

Χταπόδι μπρεζέ με κουσκούς, φρέσκα μυρωδικά και έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Μεσημεριάτικο ραβιόλι με μπεσαμέλ βασιλικού

Χειροποίητo ραβιόλι με μανιτάρι Shiitake, λαχανικά και μπεσαμέλ βασιλικού με έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Φρέσκο λαυράκι με στάλες μεσιμεριού.

Φιλέτο λαυράκι με σταμναγκάθι, μελιτζανοσαλάτα και έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Mediterranean bruschetta.

Bruschetta tower with vegetable ratatouille, Messinian gruyère, fresh tomato and extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

Ντομάτα γεμιστή με άρωμα καλοκαιριού.

Ντομάτα γεμιστή με πιπεριές, κολοκύθι, ρύζι, σταφίδες, καρύδι και έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Portobello under the shade of Mesimeri.

Portobello mushroom, with salt pork of Mani, blue cheese, thyme, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

Γεμιστό φύλλο σπανάκι με μεσημέρι.

Γεμιστό φύλλο σπανάκι με ρύζι, φρέσκα μυρωδικά. λουκάνικο chorizo ή τσορίθο και έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Ντολμαδάκια θαλασσινών μεσιμεριών.

Nτολμαδάκια θαλασσινών με κουσκούς, φρέσκια γαρίδα, φρέσκο καλαμάρι και έξτρα παρθένο ελαιόλαδο MESIMERI.

Messinian noodles with beef tail stew.

Noodles with peppers of different colours, olives of Kalamata, beef tail stew and flakes of manouromizithra cheese, cooked with extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

Handmade Mesimeri oil tart.

Hand-made spinach oil tart, fresh herbs, traditional katiki cheese and extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

Recipes By Thanos

Sea bream carpaccio with Mesimeri olive juice.

Fresh sea bream carpaccio with pickled purslane, extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI and coriander oil made from its drops.

Pita pocket with drops of Mesimeri.

Pita pocket of Mani with grilled vegetables, marinated chicken, potato chips, feta cream and MESIMERI extra virgin olive oil.

Mediterranean bruschetta.

Bruschetta tower with vegetable ratatouille, Messinian gruyère, fresh tomato and extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

Portobello under the shade of Mesimeri.

Portobello mushroom, with salt pork of Mani, blue cheese, thyme, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

Messinian noodles with beef tail stew.

Noodles with peppers of different colours, olives of Kalamata, beef tail stew and flakes of manouromizithra cheese, cooked with extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

Handmade Mesimeri oil tart.

Hand-made spinach oil tart, fresh herbs, traditional katiki cheese and extra virgin olive oil MESIMERI.

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