Tasmanian Olive Groves has 17,000 olive trees in a plantation at Campania, in the Coal River Valley – an area ideally suited to the production of cool-climate olives. These olives are proven to be more nutritious and have a full fruity taste.
Tasmanian Olive Groves is the largest olive grower in the State. Having a large olive grove gives better opportunity for maintaining continuity of supply and quality of a true Tasmanian product.
The Mediterranean region is the source of 95% of global olive oil production – from southern Europe, particularly Spain, Italy and Greece, and from north Africa and the Middle East. International regulations are not always effective in ensuring that oil labelled as Extra Virgin Olive Oil actually meets the specifications.
It is important to know that Tasmanian Olive Grovs does not risk the blending of imported overseas oil.
Olive oil deteriorates when exposed to air and light.
Olives are harvested in the winter months of June and July in Tasmania. In order to ensure freshness, Tasmanian Olive Groves has a top-range Sicma harvester, which ensures that the olives are dropped in a rapid but hygienic manner.
The fruit is then transported to our facility in Hobart where it is processed in a state-of-the-art Enorossi oil extraction machine. This machine minimises exposure to oxidation that might degrade the oil.
The extra virgin olive oil produced by Tasmanian Olive Groves sets the highest standard. We have a major investment in the pursuit of excellence.