Prleške gorice are our inspiration
A walk among the vineyards of Ljutomersko - Ormoške gorice is a real relaxation for the soul and a pasture for the eyes. The view of the beautiful vineyard veduta enchants us with its colorfulness in all seasons: from the beautiful green color of young shoots, golden-yellow shades of ripe grapes, colorful autumn leaves, to the snow white in which bare vines rest.
Here, in a varied hilly area, with excellent wine-growing locations, experienced winegrowers have been producing excellent wines for years. However, the grape berry hides another invaluable treasure - the grape seed, from which we squeeze the golden yellow oil. Oil, delicate in taste with a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, which we named Evioil .
Responsible to nature
After grape production, a lot of waste remains in the wine, as discarded pomace accounts for 20% of the total weight of the grapes harvested (Boussetta et al., 2009; Panouillé et al., 2007). Grape seeds account for about 5% of the weight of grapes, which means that we discard over 3 million tons of terrible seeds worldwide. A raw material that can be used to produce an oil that has predominantly unsaturated fatty acids . So why not take full advantage of the grapes harvested and cut down less rainforest?
The production of grape seed oil follows the principle of zero waste - winemakers produce wine from grapes, olive growers squeeze oil from the seeds, use other pomace for animal feed, as fertilizer or for energy.
We also follow a sustainable approach when choosing packaging, so 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 did we get started?
Our first harvest doesn't go very far back. On the contrary, our first production equipment dates back to 100 years ago. For the first sowing of seeds, we used a slightly modified corn seeder and a grain seeder. They belong to the category of good old machines, which never fail, but require a lot of manual work. We got a few blisters, but successfully sifted several tons of pomace, and produced the first 30 liters of oil. The quantity was sufficient for tasting and home use. Grape seed oil has become widely used in our household.
Because we wanted to produce a larger amount of oil and offer it on the market, we replaced our "oldtimers" with more powerful machines, made according to our own plans. We believe that modern technology makes better use of raw materials, thus reducing costs and offering the final product at an affordable price.