In addition to their many other talents, Mum and Dad, aka Annie and Henry Herron grow olives and press them into award winning oil. The olive grove is located at our family home at Rydal NSW and what started out as a small planting of 300 Corregiola trees in 1999 has now grown to 900. The cool climate grove (1030m above sea level) consistently produces fruit of outstanding quality (if we don’t say so ourselves) and fruit is hand-picked (by family and friends mostly – these pics are from 2014’s picking weekend) before the first frosts in late May then driven a couple of hours to be pressed at Billimari (near Canowindra). I know it’s possible that I’ll come across as biased, but honestly the olive oil produced under the Kimbri oil label really is beautiful and we should know, we’ve been cooking with and consuming it for the past decade or so! Great over salads, with bread and dukkah or anywhere you’d use a nice olive oil. And guess what – we have finally organised ourselves to actually sell the stuff online, you heard it here first…
The 2014 harvest yielded a particularly good oil which took out a bronze medal at the Sydney Royal Show last year and now that the 2015 picking is only a few months away, Dad is keen to move through this year’s bottles before May and that said, he is extending to readers of Local is Lovely a very nice offer of free delivery to Sydney metropolitan and Blue Mountain areas for minimum orders of six x 250ml bottles at $12/each or a dozen for $120. A flat shipping rate of $10/order applies to other areas.
Click through to purchase or for wholesale or other enquiries, please email Henry directly.
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