Cellar & Pantry Producer:

Cape Schanck Estate Olive Oil

They purchased an abandoned flower nursery in 2002 and set about converting it into a sustainable farm.

#Mornington Peninsula

The olive grove was established in May 2006, with the planting of two thousands olive saplings.

Five varieties of olives were selected;

x3 Italian: Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio

x1 French: Picholine

x1 Spanish: Picual

Each variety has its own unique oil aroma and tasting profile.

Where possible organic practices and principles are adopted in managing the grove and farm.

In 2010, the grove produced enough olives to make their first extra virgin olive oil with the newly commissioned Alfa Laval olive press.

The olives are harvested and pressed within hours of picking in our on-site Mill Room.

Each variety is picked and pressed separately, depending on its optimal fruit maturity. Our Leccino olives produce a delicate oil, while our Coratina, Frantoio and Picual tend to be medium to robust in intensity and character. Our Picholine oils are by far the most robust and aromatic.