New season oil now for sale
30th June 2019
The new season’s early harvest (premium) extra virgin olive oil is now available. You can buy it from us at our farmers market stalls or order it here. It tastes very fresh, fruity and grassy with a mild pepperiness – a feaure of the Verdale variety olives which were planted on our grove more than 60 years ago.
We have also bottled the new season agrumato (or pressed) garlic olive oil, mandarin olive oil, lemon olive oil and chilli olive oil. We have crushed large quantities of locally grown garlic, lemons, mandarins and chilli with our olives before pressing. We have also crushed our own Tahitian Limes with our olives to produce lime pressed olive oil which we will be bottling during this month. Come and taste the difference.
Meawhile we still have some of last seasons premium, lemon, lime and chilli pressed oil for sale which we are discounting. With a best before date of June 2020 they are a bargain.
The last crush
29 May 2019
Yes the harvest is over for 2019. We have run out of trees with enough olives unfortunately. So with our last pick this morning we added the mandarins we picked from a tree on Monday (thanks Kingfisher Citrus) and pressed some mandarin olive oil. So no mid-harvest or late-harvest olive oil this year – only our best premium early harvest oil and our garlic, chilli, lemon, lime and mandarin pressed oils.
Agrumato Olive Oil now being pressed.
23 May 2019
We finished the production of our early harvest premium extra virgin olive oil almost two weeks ago. We are now well into the production of our pressed flavoured olive oils or “agrumato” oils as they call them in Italy. The chilli, lime and lemon oils are now settling in their respective vats and we are dismembering garlic in the evenings ready for the next day when after we finish picking we crush them with the olives before pressing to produce our very popular garlic oil.