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

Mid Winter

The farm and business sale of Golden Creek Olives to John and Jackie Courmadias was achieved in May. They are looking forward with excitement to taking over the business and continuing it in March next year. In the mean-time, it's business as usual.

We netted the trees in March - early April to avoid loss of fruit to birds. The fruit ripened slowly over that time and we had a dry and mellow autumn.

Then late April, we saw the Koroneiki was ripening and started taking the nets off and picking olives to process and make our extra virgin olive oil. This resulted in May - July being a hectic three months; with 26 customers bringing their olives for us to process and handling 8.1tonnes of our own fruit.

We had an unusual number of dry days for those months so picking our fruit at their optimum time was achieved and in pleasant conditions. There were fewer deliveries of olives from customers this year compared to last year however as 1 high volume customer went to a processor closer to him and another high volume customer only did one small pick and then had to attend to urgent business. Nevertheless, those we processed for had good fruit, yields and flavoursome oils.

Our oils are secured in their stainless steel tanks after being decanted off any sediment which we allow gravity to drop, we don't filter our oil. We are selling our 2018 season oil and are very excited with their flavours.

Prom Country Farmers' Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month is where you can come and talk to us and sample the oils and of course you can come to the farm for a tasting experience. Our retailers are stocking up with the 2018 oils, especially the bulk sales outlets which are proving very popular.

For the rest of winter and early spring, we concentrate on putting the bird nets away, strip-down and cleaning the processing equipment and prune the olive trees, fitting in a holiday for some R&R.

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 2018 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.