Olives is a boutique olive grove, totally family owned and operated
by the White family. Grant and Yvonne White invite you to visit
their olive grove and Farmgate Olive Shop in the
delightful township of Inverleigh, just 26km west of Geelong.
Located on a picturesque stretch of the Barwon River, the 4500 tree
olive grove is producing extra virgin olive oil of the finest
quality. The cool climate conditions with a long, slow
ripening period, together with the rich pastoral soils, results in
oil of particularly deep, full-flavoured characteristics.
With more than ten different olive tree varieties originating from
Tuscany, Greece and Spain, the range of flavours and styles of oil
makes each season’s harvest an exciting time at Leighgrove.
Some are very fruity, whilst others are quite peppery and robust,
each with its own character. In
true boutique way, our aim is to offer the finest quality we can
achieve in a choice of styles to suit both differing tastes and
culinary uses – to compliment all your cooking. We are not bound by
big supermarket demands for exactly the same taste every year –
indeed the annual variations in temperatures, rainfall and
quantities of fruit harvested are a welcome addition to the
exclusive nature of our oil.
The well-documented health benefits obtained by incorporating
extra virgin olive oil into your daily diet is reason enough to
insist on the best available product. Being a no-cholesterol
monounsaturated fat, it contains the ‘good fats’ which in turn fight
the ‘bad fats’. The high level of Polyphenols are antioxidants which
enhance the activity of the immune system. To ensure the retention
of these, our olives are grown in accordance with modern,
environmentally responsible practices, harvested at peak condition
and processed quickly under modern hygienic conditions. This
attention to quality is what makes the difference to the final
product – another reason to look for small, boutique grown oil where
the grower knows the trees and the product intimately, and is not
constrained by the demands of large-scale mass production, where
uniqueness of product is so often lost.
Be aware that lower grades of olive oil, usually imported,
often labelled as ‘pure’ or ‘light’, have been refined by treatment
with heat or solvents. They are sometimes even ‘mis-labelled’ as
extra virgin olive oil. They are not the same as top quality extra
virgin olive oil, with regard to both flavour and all the healthy
Immerse yourself in the ‘olive experience’- join us at Leighrove
Olives where you can stroll through the olive grove, taste our
superb oils and talk with the growers about nature’s finest gift –
the olive tree. Browse through our unique range of quality products.
We can help you create the perfect gift basket – fine food, skin
care and more. No matter where you live, you can also enjoy the
pleasure of ordering and receiving our products by mail order – just
click on the
Products Gallery and
pages to make your choices, or
contact us for further
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL - THE ONLY ONE TO CONSIDER - OIL WHICH
TASTES WONDERFUL AND IS GOOD FOR YOU TOO!
Try our delicious HOME-CURED MANZANILLO or KALAMATA OLIVES,
SICILIAN OLIVE RELISH, OLIVE SALT and DUKKAH for sensational
additions to your table or picnic. They are all made by us here at