GOLDEN CREEK OLIVES - CURRENT ACTIVITIES
The winter and early spring were very wet and windy - a common occurrence here in South Gippsland! Late Spring proved however to be very dry so we welcomed the rain in December when it finally came. Summer has been relatively mild so far.
Following a successful 2020 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.
Light pruning is continuing as a follow up to heavy pruning in 2019 and 2020 to manage the height and health of the trees.
Grass mowing has been a regular activity with the summer rains encouraging growth.
The varietals available from the 2020 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.
Leccino - This Tuscan style oil has a clean mouth feel and a sweet, fresh taste with a lasting finish. Mild style oil
Arbequina - Our Spanish variety. Much like the Arbequina/Picual blend, this oil has a confectionary aroma with avocado on the palate with low bitterness. Mild style oil.
We also have a limited supply from our 2019 harvest:
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.
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!