Gippsland success at olive oil awards

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TWO Gippsland olive oils made their mark at the National Olive Oil awards on Monday.

Grassy Spur Olives owners Helen and Peter Wright from Stony Creek scooped the pool in the class one single estate awards, with three of their extra virgin olive oils – their picual, coratina and frantoio varietal oils – receiving gold awards.

The picual oil also won the best of class one as well as best extra virgin olive oil of the show.

Golden Creek Olives from Fish Creek received a gold award in class one for its estate-grown and processed arbequina-picual blend and bronze awards for its leccino and frantoio varieties.

Owners Lyn and Andrew Jamieson said they were thrilled with the result.

Both businesses have consistently received national-level awards for their extra virgin olive oils.

“These awards confirm what Southern Gippsland olive growers have believed for four years now; that the soil and climate of area consistently produce great extra virgin olive oils with aroma and taste characteristics that are amongst the best in the Australia,” Mrs Jamieson said.

On the futured picture are Winners: Andrew and Lyn Jamieson from Golden Creek Olives and Helen Wright from Grassy Spur Olives.

Source weeklytimesnow

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