Why do we produce oil and flour from grape seeds?

Jeruzalem Slovenija, vinogradi

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?

Our first harvest doesn't go back very far. We started production in 2019. 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 planter and grain planter. They belong to the category of good old machines that never fail, but require a lot of manual work. We got some 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 universally useful in our household.

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.


stroj za sejanje grozdnih pečk