Red Rock Olives grows and produces high-grade, locally-pressed olive oil, table olives and other signature products including our house-made olive salt and range of artisan vinegars.
Our grove and farm gate café is easily found between Pomonal and Halls Gap, near the Grampians National Park, western Victoria.
Cold pressed locally within hours of harvesting, Red Rock Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a robust oil that delivers a bold, spicy kick to the throat. This pepperiness or pungency is testament to an early harvest, a timely cold press and the freshness of the oil. It makes a difference to the flavours you produce in your kitchen.
The olive grove
Rita and David acquired Red Rock Olives in May 2013. David has 30+ years experience in agriculture, while Rita has Melbourne business, events and public relations experience.
The previous owners planted more than 5,000 trees enclosed in 15 hectares of kangaroo proof fencing in 1997.
Red Rock Olives are harvested annually between May and June and transported directly to a press in Laharum. The ability to transport the olives to press quickly ensures the integrity of the olive oil.
The oil has been characterised as :
“Green grass and toasted almond notes in the nose with a hint of cinnamon. A clean palate-displaying moderate to firm bitterness and pungency, with eucalyptus and toasted nuts aftertaste.”
It is considered a medium to robust style oil.
Update on 2015 Harvest:
After a very dry year the olives produced a good yield, the oil has been awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
We are pleased to report full tanks of quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and over 4,000 litres of table olives. Some salted kalamata olives have cured very quickly, probably due to the ripeness of the fruit. The green olives are taking their time relaxing in the brine.
Currently we are fine pruning the trees and hoping for some rain.