The 2017 Olive harvest is now complete! Starting in mid-April, and running for a solid month it has been a busy but successful harvest. Interestingly this year started two weeks earlier than ever before.
From year to year there is always some variance on quantity and quality of the olives coming off our groves. Weather plays a significant factor and this year it was heavy rain in February & March which came just at the right time to plump the olives up! We could tell early on that this years olives were going to be larger in size but lighter in volume - 25 tonne compared to 50 last year.
This year Manzanillo, Kalamata and Uovo di Piccione varieties were harvested. The olives are washed and graded, which is when the smaller olives are separated for Olive Oil.
The fermentation process is now underway and you can expect to taste this years harvest in February 2018.