Manzanillo Grove, with over 4500 olive trees and seven different varieties, was established in 1997 in the fertile valleys of the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria near Geelong and is owned and operated by the Kint Family. The Bellarine Peninsula and their olives in particular have a distinctive flavour that is much sought after by discerning buyers.
They pride themselves in producing a fine quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil that is processed on the property. Manzanillo olive oil is not heat extracted at any stage of production, therefore is of the highest quality and has a flavor unique from their grove. Their table fruit is hand picked as not to bruise.
Manzanillo Grove have won numerous awards which include gold for the oils and olives and grove of the year in 2011 which is the most prestigious award in the olive industry. They have a great farm shop and you can ask to see how it is all made.
The Grove’s two labels which is red for the Manzanillo fruit, this is a true Spanish type oil and is smooth on the palette, their green label Frantoio fruit is a Tuscan type oil and has that great green apple flavor.