08 Oct

Australia Swimming in Low-Grade Olive Oil

Australia is becoming a dumping ground for low-grade olive oil, with no controls on cheap imitations coming in from Europe, experts. Consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil, known to be a “healthy fat”, is soaring in Australia, which has attracted hungry European manufacturers. But some extra virgin olive oil sold here – the majority […]

04 Oct

Australian Olive oil fears fruitless

By Leslie White, FEARS growers may have had to rip out a widely planted variety of olives due to poor oil yields appear to have subsided. In 2000, olive growers were worried the manzanillo variety would disappoint growers who had planted it as an oil producer. However, latest figures indicate the mass removal of the […]

16 Sep

Get good oil on Australian olives

The Australian Olive Association has signed off on an industry code of practice to provide consumers and investors in the industry with the knowledge they are buying a quality certified Australian product. In a world first, Australian products will be certified by undergoing an organoleptic (taste) and chemical test. In conjunction with the code, the […]

12 Sep

North East Victorian growers are exploring regional opportunities for branding olive oil.

By Kim Woods, Tree plantings have stabilised in the region, which produces up to 400,000 litres of oil a year, following a decade of rapid expansion. Those original trees are now reaching maturity and growers are searching for markets to soak up increased production. Corowa grower Paul Trevethan said the domestic market was saturated and […]

01 Sep

Join the judges at the Sydney Royal Olive Oil Competition

The Daily Telegraph is giving one lucky reader the exclusive opportunity to join the judging process at the Sydney Royal Olive Oil Competition on Monday 8th September 2008. Closed to the public, this is a special opportunity to experience the best of the best in Australian Olive Oil production and learn what goes into making […]