Olive oil is becoming a luxury
That comes courtesy of Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, who runs the Italian restaurant Sartoria in London. Mazzei depends on olive oil for much of his cooking. But because of a shortage, he says prices are skyrocketing. He’s even had to raise menu prices to compensate. Read the full Press Release here: We’re about to suffer a […]Read more.
Boundary Bend disrupting US Olive Oil comfort zones
Boundary Bend is being blamed for disrupting “established relationships” between Californian olive growers and local oil processors and making an “olive land grab”. Boundary Bend has this year been paying about $100 to $150 a tonne above the going rate to secure olives for its first harvest, paying $850 a tonne for Mission variety olives […]Read more.
The man behind the olive tree
AFTER graduating from Marcus Oldham in 1993, Rob McGavin decided to pursue a career in horticulture, and purchased a small vineyard in the Riverland of South Australia. Five years later, Mr McGavin, and fellow Marcus Oldham graduate Paul Riordan, founded Boundary Bend Limited, Australia’s largest vertically integrated olive company, that specialises in the production of […]Read more.
Boundary Bend Olives eyes the global stage
Growing demand from health-conscious Australian consumers for local extra virgin olive oil is fuelling a dramatic switch away from cheaper imports from Spain, Italy and Greece of dubious quality and origin. Just three years ago, 73 per cent of the $250 million retail market for olive oils was filled by imports, with local producers grabbing […]Read more.
Best in Class at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition
MELBOURNE May, 2016 — Cobram Estate, Australia’s most awarded Extra Virgin olive oil producer, has followed up its stunning performance at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition with another great medal haul at the 2016 Competition. Announced in New York, Cobram Estate collected an unprecedented three gold medals, a silver and a Best […]Read more.
Ode to the Olive
MELBOURNE May 2016 – Local outfit Cobram Estate Olive oils – quite an Australian success story. Way up in Boundary Bend near Cobram, they’ve got one million olive trees and a huge processing plant and they are churning out quite literally some of the best olive oil in the world – the place is littered […]Read more.