Glendale produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives
Glendale Olives is a business based within 30 minutes of Launceston producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The grove has 7 varieties of olives, suitable for extra virgin olive oil and table olives.
Glendale Olives won the Reserve Champion at The Australian National 2016 20th Annual Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in the Robust Class in October 2016. Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from Koroneiki trees planted in 2005 for the sole purpose of producing Premium Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil took out the award after being awarded a Silver Medal.
After an extremely dry season at the end of 2015 during fruit set and an extremely wet season during picking, the award on Monday evening in Geelong was a great surprise to Glendale Olives. The Koroneiki olives were one of the last olives batches to be processed into Extra Virgin Olive Oil this season in Tasmania, basically between showers of rain.
Having recently rebranded Glendale Olives with the logo showing a sheep and an olive branch, lambing season is currently underway. Owner Christine Mann says that the new logo truly represent what Glendale Olives is about. Traditionally the farm was a grazing property for sheep but now hosts an award winning olive grove. Currently ewes with lambs are enjoying the scenery of the olive grove.
The award received in October builds on the success of the 2015 competition where Gold and Bronze Medals were received. In 2015 extra virgin olive oil from Frantoio and Arbequina olives received medals, this year extra virgin olive oils from Koroneiki and Nevadillo Blanco olives received Silver and Bronze medals. Glendale Olives grows seven world renowned olive varieties for the purpose of producing EVOO, to date medals have been received for over half of the varieties grown, the remaining 3 varieties are yet to be entered into the National Competition. These awards truly show that the cool climate of Tasmania boosts a great climate for olive groves.