Homeleigh Grove is situated on the border of Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales at Hall. Planting of the olive trees commenced here in 1999 and each year the grove has continued to grow. Trees are planted for oil production and for pickling. With around 2,000 trees, they are a sustainable grove with minimum irrigation, using organic fertilisers and pesticides.
Most trees are for oil production, but about 150 trees were specifically planted for table fruit. These include manzanilla, azapa, seveillano, koroneiki, benito, verdale, and more recently bouroni, Hardy’s mammoth, volos and kalamata. The table olives must be carefully hand picked to avoid bruising.
Homeleigh Grove produces two labels – Homeleigh Grove and Lowanna’s Paddock. Many products are available for sale.
Check out the web site for their multiple awards and medals, including a gold medal at Sydney Royal Show for the wild lime and chilli oil.