Spring Gully Olives

Spring Gully Olives is operated in conjunction with Springbrook Host Farm and the beef cattle enterprise in the South Burnett.   The family has 12 acres of olive trees.  The varieties planted allow for both oil and pickled olive production and include Manzanillo, Frantoio, Nevadillo Blanco, and Koroneiki.  We also have small numbers of Kalamata, Hardy’s Mammoth and UC13A6  The grove is operated under the Olive Care Approved Supplier Programme.   Whilst not being organically certified good farming practices ensure that the absolute minimum of chemicals is used.

Spring Gully Olives participated in the National Olive Variety Assessment trial in conjunction with Adelaide University to determine the most suitable cultivars for Australian conditions.

Manzanillo olives ripe for harvesting.

The oil is produced from our own processing equipment with the olives being crushed on the same day that they are picked to ensure the best quality oil.   The oil is accredited through the National Olive Accredited Harvest (NOAH) programme. The olive products are produced at Springbrook using local and imported ingredients.

Left is a picture of the corner of the Olive Shop at Springbrook Farm.  Marinates, Relish, Pastes and Oil are sold from this shop. Farm tours and tastings for groups are available on request.

Olive Price List

Olive Tapenade is a delicious spread made from olives with capers, anchovies, lemon, pepper and olive oil.   Best eaten spread on biscuits or bread or used when roasting lamb or chicken, filling a cut in the meat before cooking.   The word “tapenade” is derived from the word for capers in the Provencal French dialect.

Meslalla is a paste made from olives and Moroccan spices and is used in the same way as tapenade.

Marinated Olives.   There are four varieties of marinated olives.  Honey based with red wine vinegar, herbs and spices which we call Honey.   English Country Style is made with apple cider vinegar and English garden herbs.  Moroccan is spicy with cumin as the dominant spice, and Mexican, with chilies is both hot and spicy.    Once the olives have been eaten the marinade, with the addition of a little more extra virgin olive oil, makes an excellent salad dressing

Olive Relish is made with green olives and mixed with capsicum, garlic and anchovies and cracked pepper, the whole in olive oil and red wine vinegar.   The recipe was made originally as a result of a request from our local Doctor; we now make it for everyone and it is very popular.  Relish is best eaten with salads or a hot crusty roll or with a baked potato.

The olive press is an Oliomio and made in Italy.  It is quick and efficient and produces beautiful oil.

This picture shows the centrifuge with the hammer mill and malaxer in the background.

Our Olive Oil is Cold Pressed Extra Virgin and we produce it in a jug shaped bottle which can be refilled.  This is ideal for use on the table.  The oil is also available in a conventional 500ml bottle.  From the 2006 season the oil will be available in one litre casks and two sizes of pottery bottles. New season oil is strikingly fresh as well as having a well balanced aroma, bitterness and pungency.

Olives from the 2005 harvest waiting to be pressed

Retail outlets
Big Bear Foodstore, Mackay
Bunya Forest Gallery, Bunya Mountains, Kingaroy, 4610
Captain’s Paddock Vineyard, Kingaroy, 4610
Cheese World, Goomeri
Dagun Station wine, cheese and olive outlet
Dimitie’s Café, Wondai, 4606
Foodworks, Goomeri
Foodworks, Trinity Beach
Foodstore, Cooran
Funky Foods, Walkervale, Bundaberg 4670
Go Natural Foods, Hervey Bay
Goldfields Plaza Go Vita Health Foods, Gympie 4570
Goomeri Emporium, Goomeri 4601
Graceville Butchery, Brisbane 4075
Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre, Kingaroy 4610
Leo’s Deli, Moorooka, 4105
Maison de Provence, Pomona
Murgon Visitor Information Centre, Murgon 4605
Nana’s Pantry, Bundaberg 4670
Peppers Restaurant at Imbil
Roderick’s Vineyard, Redgate, Murgon 4605
Rosslyn Bay Fisherman’s Market, Rockhampton
Rosslyn Bay Fisherman’s Market, Yeppoon
Rosie Blu Delicatessen, Bundaberg
Speckled Chook, Yarraman 4614
The Grape and The Olive Restaurant, Goomeri 4601
Village Deli, Bribie Island 4507
VIP Gourmet Cellar, Townsville
Whistle Stop Wines, Nanango
Fairs and Festivals
You can usually find us at:
Bundaberg Multi Cultural Festival, October
Childers Multi Cultural Festival, last Sunday in July
Christmas in the Park, Goomeri
Christmas Festival, Kingaroy
Christmas Festival, Murgon
Cooran Farmer’s Market - 1st and 3rd Saturday each month
Food and Wine in the Park, Kingaroy, March
Gladstone Harbour Festival - Easter
Goomeri Show, March
Imbil Farmer’s Market - 1st and 3rd Sunday each month
Kilkivan Horse Ride, April
Luna Loca, Maryborough, September
Monto Dairy Festival - June
Orange Festival, Gayndah, every other June
Peanut Festival, Kingaroy, September
Pumpkin Festival, Goomeri, last Sunday in May
Queensland Fine Food Fair
Queensland Week Food & Wine at Michaels, Brisbane
Shakin’ Grape Festival, Murgon, October
Whale Festival, Hervey Bay, August
Wondai Show, August