This year our olives were harvested in small batches. We bottle in small batches too. (In other words, we don’t mix it all up and do one bottling). It’s interesting to taste the differences in the varieties. But as a home cook, I don’t really fuss over each and every oil we produce.
Rather, I focus on freshness, and that is something I hope you appreciate too.
Every time I splash our VIRGO olive oil over a salad I have a flash of appreciation that this oil is so full of nutrition produced without one single chemical dumped over the orchard!
We grow organic/biodynamic olives, press them for oil and then bottle them. The idea is simple because food should be simple.
Because we’re a small producer we sell out each year and any tiny volume in the bottom of the vats is made into soap.
For those who purchased our Fresh and Unfiltered this year
you would have noticed it was a strong oil. Perhaps, if you tasted it straight from the bottle you may have been surprised by the bitterness or pungency or a peppery taste. That was because the polyphenol percentage was mega high. I was very excited by this. What a powerful punch of nutrition and flavour. So much Vitamin E!
Available in the shop from September is a oil made from a mixture of olive varieties.
Still full of polyphenols but fruitier.
Our oils are tested at NSW DPI Labs.
We’re keeping some aside to send out at Xmas with our garlic, but there will be no more to bottle up after this lot!
We always recommend enjoying your fresh olive oil within the year of harvest.
That’s why we put on our bottles the harvest date. So you don’t need to guess when the best before date is.
We love our robust olive oil as it compliments cooking rustic fresh whole foods like soups, stews, and vegetables.
Once you open a bottle it will start to deteriorate as oxygen makes contact. That’s why we don’t sell in big flagons.
Keep it simple, keep it pure, keep it organic, and keep the lid on tight in-between use.
Remember, Olive Oil does not improve with age and don’t be conned by the name PURE Olive Oil. It’s refined olive oil. Never buy it!
VIRGO EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL is certified by Australian Certified Organic