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

Late Summer

With plenty of good rains in spring, many suitable sunny summer days and few very windy days so far, we have a very encouraging fruit set and they are growing well. Branch thinning has continued and will do so until we net in March. Grass mowing has finally reduced in frequency and we're. We're enjoying that lovely late hot summer pause where a few hours of work is followed by a swim or relaxing time after 3pm on work days and have more days to relax. Our next main activity will be another couple of grove mows before we commence netting the olive trees - when we see an increase in the Rosella and Currawong populations.

Our farm has been on the real estate market for 18 months and is close to a 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 19 wonderful years but feel it's time to move on and let another family take over and continue with the very worthwhile lifestyle balance of part-time work and farming and perhaps plant more trees and expand the processing schedule and tourism opportunities to make it a lucrative business. Business will be as usual this year with us at the helm, with handover some time in 2019.
Our 2017 oils won three awards at the Hunter Valley Olive Show. We supported a Regional competition for the season instead of the National one to give support to the Region after a difficult year for them. We had experienced mild summer and cool autumn conditions which 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 flavours has paid off, with oils winning awards in the Australian competitions for the last 9 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.