Flinders Island Olives is the only commercial grove on Flinders Island. The grove and processing facilities are fully certified organic with NASAA ( cert no 7137)
The olives are pressed on site within hours of picking to produce a magnificent organic olive oil. This organic extra virgin olive oil reflects the environmental character of the island. It is complex and peppery.
The grove was established in 2002. There are 1100 olive trees on 3.6 ha.The main varieties include Frantoio and Leccino with some Picual, Coratina, Picholine, and Barnea.
The olives are hand picked or picked with handheld picking rakes. Picking usually takes place between April and June.
The grove is tucked behind the sand dunes in Killiecrankie on the north east tip of Flinders Island.
Flinders Island, Tasmania is an island in Bass Strait, Australia. The Roaring 40's trade winds ensure a clean and pollution free atmosphere. The robust tang in the air challenges the plant life and adds its own flavour to any of the island's produce.
This environment inspires organic practices. Its pristine beauty and mainly unspoiled landform invite sustainable land use. The grove and olive press operations are inspected annually to ensure they conform to the organic standards of NASAA( National Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia).
The olive oil has consistently been classified as "Extra Virgin" reflecting the quality expected by the Australian Olive Association. The standards encouraged by this organisation are reflected in the consistently low fatty acid measurement in the oil. The Code of Practice recognition awarded after testing ensures you know that the olive oil is truly Extra Virgin.
Flinders Island is a great place to live, work and rest.
It has a small and vital community of about 800 people. Flinders Island is part of the Furneaux group of islands and celebrates an important history of Aboriginal presence. (see Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc website)
The talented and enthusiastic Arts Community and Furneaux Historical Research Association Inc.ensure an active cultural expression. Other community activities include Land Care, sports, fitness,theatre, film events, fundraising for special causes, State Emergency Services, Ambulance, Tasmanian Fire Service, Hospital Auxiliary, and Annual Show Society, just to name a few of them. There is always something to do !!!!