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GOLDEN CREEK OLIVES - CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Spring

The winter and early spring have been very wet and windy - a common occurrence here in South Gippsland!   Flower buds are developing on the trees and flowing is just weeks away - a very exciting time indeed. 

Following a successful 2021 harvest and pressing from May through to mid July our extra virgin olive oil from 4 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 spring rains encouraging growth.  

The varietals available from the 2021 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Premium Blend - This year we are also offering a Premium Blend which is a fusion from our Tuscan, Southern Italian and Greek olive varieties.  It is a medium style oil with grassy and fresh herb aromas, a flavour infused with fruity green banana tones.  It has a buttery mouthfeel complimented by a medium peppery finish

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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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