Why do we produce oil and flour from grape seeds?
Prleške gorice are our inspiration
A walk between the vineyards of Ljutomersko - Ormoški gorice is a real relaxation for the soul and a feast for the eyes. The view of the wonderful vineyard landscape fascinates us with its colors in all seasons: from the beautiful green color of young shoots, the golden-yellow shades of ripe grapes, colorful autumn leaves, to the snow-whiteness in which bare canes rest.
Here in the rugged hilly area, with excellent vineyard locations, experienced winegrowers have been producing excellent wines for years. However, the grape berry hides another priceless treasure inside - the grape skin, from which we squeeze out the golden yellow oil. An oil with a delicate taste and a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, which we named Evioil.
Responsible to nature
After the grape harvest, a lot of waste remains in the wine, as the discarded pomace represents 20% of the total weight of the harvested grapes (Boussetta et al., 2009; Panouillé et al., 2007). Grape seeds make up about 5% of the weight of grapes, which means that over 3 million tons of horrible seeds are thrown away worldwide. Quality raw material that can be used for oil production and that has predominantly unsaturated fatty acids. So why not make full use of the grapes grown and cut down less rainforest?
The production of oil from grape pomace follows the principle of zero waste - winemakers produce wine from grapes, oil makers squeeze oil from the pomace, grind part of the pomace into flour, the rest of the pomace is used for animal feed, as fertilizer or to obtain energy .
We also follow a sustainable approach when choosing packaging, which is why we chose glass and aluminum.
With the generations behind us in mind and because we love green and clean nature, we strive for the most responsible attitude towards nature. Here is our contribution - Evioil cold pressed grape seed oil.
"Oldtimers" or how we started?
Because we wanted to produce a larger amount of oil and offer it on the market, we replaced our "old timers" with more powerful machines, made according to our own plans. We believe that modern technology makes better use of raw materials, thereby reducing costs and offering the final product at an affordable price.