GOLDEN CREEK OLIVES - CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Summer and Early Autumn

The winter and early spring were very wet and windy - a common occurrence here in South Gippsland!   Summer has been relatively mild despite other areas of Gippsland experiencing high temperatures and bushfires. Early autumn has proved to be wet with periods of strong winds.  

Following a successful 2019 harvest and pressing from May through to mid July our extra virgin olive oil from 6 varieties is continuing to be bottled and ready for sale.

We look forward to harvesting  and pressing in 2020 from late May through to mid July.

Light pruning is continuing as a follow up to the heavy pruning in 2019 and to maintain the health of   the trees in the remainder of the grove.

Grass mowing has been a regular activity with the summer and autumn rains encouraging growth.  

The varietals available from the 2019 harvest are: 

  • Frantoio - This Tuscan style oil has a distinct olive aroma with hints of grass. Its sweetness is complimented with  fruity, green banana tones, low bitterness and a lasting finish. Mild style oil.

  • Coratina - This Southern Italian style oil has a dried herbs aroma. Its grassy flavour is complimented by moderate bitterness and a medium spicy, peppery finish that lingers. Medium style oil.

  • Koroneiki - This variety originates from Crete and has a characteristic grassy aroma and taste that is vibrant, with hints of  green apple, complimented by  moderate pepper that lingers. Medium style oil.

  • Leccino - This Tuscan style oil has a clean mouth feel and a sweet, fresh taste with a lasting finish. Mild style oil. 

  • Arbequina/Picual - Our only Spanish varieties are blended, this oil has a confectionary aroma with avocado on the palate with low bitterness. Mild style oil.

 

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 

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