Anoskeli Agricultural Company S.A. was founded in 1983 by the Mamidakis family and named after their birthplace, Anoskeli, a small village near Chania, Crete. The village nowadays hosts the Company’s privately owned premises including a state of the art olive oil plant and a “boutique” winery as well as privately owned olive groves of 122.333 m2 with 2.888 olive trees and 17.000 m2 of vineyards. The Company holds ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certifications and operates under strict EU and Greek standards.
The olive oil plant spans over a 400 m2 area including modern machinery, a fully automated bottling line, standardization facility and a purpose-built warehouse with stainless steel tanks of an aggregate 1000 tons storage capacity.
The winery is housed in a 600 m2 area including modern standardization facility and bottling line, as well as a cellar of 35.000 lt storage capacity and 30 French oak barrels.
Traditionally, Anoskeli S.A., produces packages and trades, under the brand name “ANOSKELI”, extra virgin olive oil and organic extra virgin olive oil that is derived from cold-pressed olives of “Koroneiki” variety. Both products bear a Kolymvari Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) indication and have been awarded on multiple occasions.
As of 2011 Anoskeli S.A. produces, bottles and trades high quality wine under the trade name “ANO PLAYA” (dry white, dry red and dry roze) of Greek (Vidiano, Vilana & Asirtiko) and French (Syrah, Grenanche Rouge & Cabernet Sauvignon) varieties. The Company constantly experiments with new flavors in an effort to unravel the numerous possibilities offered by the Cretan soil in Anoskeli and its surrounding areas.
Anoskeli S.A. has recently launched a limited edition range of red wine labeled “ANOFERIA” as well as a premium tsikoudia (raki) under the brand name “ANO KATO”.
The Company facilities are open to the public all year round offering fully guided tours by specialized personnel that give a first-hand experience of olive oil production and winemaking. The recently built tasting-exhibition hall gives visitors the opportunity to taste its products while at the same time it can host artistic and cultural events.