Golden Creek Olives

2295 Meeniyan-Promontory Rd
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia, 3959
T: 0428 304 477 or 0413 016 624
E: contact@goldencreekolives.com.au

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GOLDEN CREEK OLIVES - CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Spring

Harvesting our olives and processing went for three months this year, started 4th of May and we finished early August with a huge sigh of relief. On the upside, it's our second largest yield of extra virgin olive oil so plenty is pouring out the door already. We had a lot of rain in September so mowing and pruning was interspersed with cleaning the processing equipment which is now sparkling. We had a couple of frosts in winter which the trees benefit from and they're looking healthy and showing some small flower buds. The fruit trees have been in full blossom and the vegetable garden beds have winter produce sandwiched between areas now prepared for summer vegetables. The birds are busy feeding their young in nests built in the machinery shed, tool shed, olive trees in the tall indigenous trees on the property.

We have put our Golden Creek Olives farm on the real estate market for sale.

The 100 acres of beautiful rolling hills and the groves, processing facility and home will be swapped for a 4.8acre block in Foster. We have developed Golden Creek Olives over 17 wonderful years but feel it's time to move on and let a younger family take over and either continue with the very worthwhile lifestyle balance of part-time work and farming or perhaps plant more trees and expand the processing schedule and tourism opportunities to make it a lucrative business. Paragreen Real Estate are managing the property sale and it can be viewed by clicking here.

We are very encouraged by the tastings we've  done of the oils we crafted this year and have submitted some for the Hunter Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. We'll keep you posted on the results. The mild summer and cool autumn has produced oils with clean fruitiness and mild to medium peppery tones. We feel the Koroneiki this year is the best it's ever been.

Our boutique varietal extra virgin olive oils are building in popularity each year. Our passion to separately pick and process each variety of fruit  at what we judge to be the optimal time to achieve the best flavors has paid off, with oils winning awards in the National competition for the last 8 years. The oils are vibrantly dissimilar to each other and this enables us to please lots of different palates. If a restaurant requests us to produce their own unique style of extra virgin olive oil, we can blend our varieties to suit their wishes.


The varietals available from the 2017 harvest are:

 

Come and visit us at the Prom Country Farmers' Market or call and make a time to tour the grove and sample some of our boutique varietal oils, we're sure you'll taste the difference!

If you are interested in becoming a new customer, mail delivery, visiting our grove or have any other inquiries please email us at: contact@goldencreekolives.com.au or Telephone: Andrew 0428 304 477 or Lyn 0413 016 624.

Andrew and Lyn Jamieson

CODE OF PRACTICE

The Australian olive industry has developed a Code of Practice to provide consumers with confidence that signatories to this Code have undergone rigorous procedures to certify that their processing and products meet the highest industry standards. The Code of Practice Certification Symbol is the industrys method of guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of its products. It distinguishes quality certified Australian products from all other products in local and international marketplaces.

In addition to the olives being grown in Australia, certification includes organoleptic and chemical compound testing. We are proud that Golden Creek Olives became signatories to this Code of Practice in 2008 and continue to be recognised as producers of oils of excellence.