For those of you who
love the Kanimbla Olive Oil we previously offered, we regret that
due to several crop failures, Kanimbla Olive Oil is no longer
available. The popularity of the oil made us look for other
alternatives. And we didn't have to look far.
In the Central
Tablelands of NSW we're surrounded by olive groves. Clandulla,
Kandos, Lue, Mt Vincent and Mudgee are prolific with groves. And
we've tasted most of their oils.
Some are hot with that
full strength, peppery, heavy grass taste. They're the full-on,
in-your-face oils and can often be quite bitter.
But if you're like us, and like a
milder oil with a gentle, fruity taste and olive oil aroma, that's
velvety rather than harsh, then the oils from Rylstone Olive Press
are for you.
The 8,000 tree olive grove, on 127.5
hectares of old grazing country in the Rylstone area, was
established on organic principles by Jane Bentivoglio and her
husband Peter in 1997. No herbicides or synthetic fertilisers are
used at any stage of cultivation or production.
The olives are pressed in the region's
premier, organic only, Rylstone Olive Press, which is owned and
managed by Jayne Bentivoglio, who sets the highest standards for the
growers using her press.
No olives treated with herbicide or
synthetic fertilisers are allowed to be pressed there. This press is
certified as Australian certified Organic (ASO) with Jas USDA
certification approval as well as HACCP, Dementer and Kashrut
Authority (Kosher) certification.
Sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it?
But to olive oil lovers, who are fussy about how and where their
olives are grown and pressed, it means that this oil meets the
highest standards possible. And it tastes good too.
And did you know that all Extra Virgin
Olive Oil produced in Australia undergoes stringent laboratory tests
designed to prohibit adulteration? So what you read on the label is
what you get in the bottle.
We offer you a selection of three
Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
Gold Medal Winning Organic Extra
Virgin Olive Oil.
This has green apple aromas and
flavours. A pleasant bitterness and a stronger pungency. But is
actually quite mild. I love this olive oil in salad dressings and
for drizzling on pasta.
Gold Medal Winning Cudgegong Extra
Virgin Olive Oil.
This is most like the Kanimbla Olive
This is a medium green grass aroma. A
sweeter apple skin flavour with a hint of mint which gives the
palate complexity. It's a medium bitterness and pungency and has
herbaceous high notes. This is wonderful for dipping fresh crusty
bread into on a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch.
Crooked River Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This has a definite herbal aroma with
a strong grassy flavoured palate. It's nicely balanced with
bitterness and soft pungency but at the same time is delightfully
soft. I love this oil drizzled over smoked salmon. And fresh
tomatoes from your garden drizzled with caramelised balsamic
vinegar, basil and Crooked River is to die for.
All oils are packed in dark bottles to
protect them from light. And every bottle has an auto pourer for
easy, accurate pouring.
Victor and I love these oils and we
hope you will too.
Most quality olive oils cost about
$17.00 for a 250ml bottle.
Rylstone Olive Press oils come in
500ml bottles, as did Kanimbla Olive Oil, and are $24.00/bottle. We
pack them in pairs because the weight means that postage is the same
whether you buy one or two. That's $48.00 (+ p & h) for 1 litre of
the best quality, Australian olive oil.
So, don't you think it's time you
tried this exceptional olive oil?
Just a hint: our
postage and handling is a flat rate, not per item, so mix your olive
oil purchase with other items and save on freight.