Collection: Great Southern Groves
Great Southern Groves produce is WA family owned, grown and processed.
Our 'Tuscan Style' olive oil, a balanced blend of Tuscan varieties of olives including FRANTOIO, LECCINO and CORATINA grown at groves in Frankland, Mt Barker and Albany. Our oil is of medium pungency with a lovely grassy flavour, a fruity aroma followed by a mild peppery aftertaste that lingers on the palate.
Our table olives are hand picked, sorted and cured in just brine. No artificial additives so you can enjoy the natural flavour of the olives.
Great Southern Groves Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives can be found in many quality Western Australian restaurants and cafes. From Perth and the Swan Valley to the South West including Margaret River, Dunsborough, Bunbury and The Great Southern, including Albany and Denmark.
GREAT SOUTHERN GROVES - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Great Southern Groves Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in picturesque Great Southern region of Western Australia, 360km south of Perth. Our Tuscan varieties of olives produce a lovely fruity, aromatic olive oil with a light peppery aftertaste.
Our table olives are hand picked from groves in Albany and Mt Barker. Our mixed olives are a delicious blend of olives cured just in brine including Manzanillo, Leccino, Kalamata and Spanish Queen.
We grow, process, store, package and deliver our olive oil and olives so you can be assured of it origin and quality.
HOW OLIVE OIL IS PROCESSED
'Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is best described as the natural fruit juice of fresh olives. EVOO is the purest of olive oils as it has undergone the simplest of processing techniques. These techniques require no chemicals and enable the oil to retain its nutritious values.
Once harvested, olives must be processed within 24 hours. After being thoroughly washed, they are crushed, mixed and using minimal heat (which helps the vegetable matter release more oil), the oil is then extracted via a mechanical process. No chemicals or solvents are added, unlike other edible oils. This is called 'Cold Pressed' however, this term is now outdated as the olives are now crushed and then extracted using centrifuges.
We have our own harvesting machinery and processing plant ensuring the olives are always processed within the required 24 hour time frame (ours go straight from the tree to the mill within a few hours). All of our processing follows Australian standards for food processing.
Our oil is stored in spotless, stainless steel tanks with the oxygen reserve replaced with nitrogen to prevent oxidization. We then bottle our oil on an as needs basis. This ensures our customers get the freshest, tastiest and healthiest olive oil possible. We then deliver direct from the grove to Perth and the South West.