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PENINSULA PROVIDORE

OUR OLIVE GROVES

OUR ESTATE GROWN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IS SOURCED FROM OUR OLIVE GROVES ON THE ABUNDANT FLEURIEU PENINSULA 

Like great wine, terroir is an important and complex concept in the production of premium quality extra virgin olive oil.   Fertile, well-structured soils, balanced tree canopy and suitable climate are paramount before you take into consideration the impact that the oil maker and the decisions they make both in the grove, and in the processing shed, has on the style of extra virgin olive oil created. 

 

Our extra virgin olive oil journey started with the purchase of the olive grove adjacent to our Currency Creek hay farm, on the banks of the Tookayerta Creek in Currency Creek, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide in South Australia.  We purchased this property in late 2015 and commenced coaxing the trees back to health after a 10 year period of neglect.  We produced our first commercial product in 2017 and released it in 2018, winning Bronze awards at the Royal Adelaide Show and the Fleurieu Olive Awards.  

In February 2019, we had the opportunity to purchase the much awarded Nangkita Olives, just 10 minutes down the road in Tooperang.  This olive grove was established around the same time as our Currency Creek grove, with the addition of some new Koroneiki plantings in 2016.

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Currency Creek Grove

  • purchased 2015

  • 1st harvest 2016

  • 1st commercial release 2018

  • Corregiola

  • Manzanillo

  • Kalamata

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Nangkita Grove

  • purchased 2019

  • Frantoio

  • Leccino

  • Barnea

  • Koroneiki

  • Pendolino

  • Kalamata

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

PENINSULA PROVIDORE

Our values at Peninsula Providore are distilled from our belief that we must leave our environment in a better condition than when we started.  With this in mind, we relish the opportunity to grow healthy balanced trees in order to produce exceptional quality extra virgin olive oils from year to year from our estate grown fruit.  We will nurture our place to ensure that it continues to provide us with the healthiest olives which in turn with minimal intervention we will process into fundamentally freshly squeezed olive juice.

 

It is our fundamental belief that through our environmental stewardship, we will be able make consistent products for consumer enjoyment and health benefits year after year, whilst also improving the properties we currently have custodianship over.

We begin our journey by analysing soil health as this is paramount to the production of premium quality extra virgin olive oil. From soil health comes tree balance and complex flavoured olive fruits, and from that, premium quality, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.  It is imperative that grove management techniques are employed to give the olive trees the best opportunity to produce olive fruit high in polyphenols, in order to produce extra virgin olive oil with complex flavours and aromas and the essential elements to give it longevity and the health benefits we have discovered over many hundreds of years.

 

Olive Farm

Try Some Vinegar, Olives, Oils, and Giftpacks From Our Tooperang Olive Farm

Come visit our olive farm! We’d love to welcome you and show you around anytime between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday during the first weekend of any month of the year.

About Our Family-Operated Olive Oil Farm

We love nature, so our goal is to keep the land healthy. Our trees have grown balanced and healthy on our estate for many years, growing the highest quality olives with minimal harm to the environment, all while producing exceptional extra virgin olive oil every year.

  • All trees need balanced and fertile soil with just the right structure to keep them happy, healthy and producing premium fruits. That’s why we regularly analyse our soil to ensure that every cold-pressed oil we offer in our olive oil store contains the quality and complex flavours for which we’re known.

  • You’ve probably seen that olive oils come in a staggering array of diverse flavours and consistencies. Every oil is as unique as the tree and orchard that produced it! This variety is because every factor in the olive trees’ environment can change the taste of their fruit, from lighting conditions, planting density, canopy architecture, and more.

  • Because olive trees can have so much variety, we manage our orchards with careful techniques from the moment we plant the trees. We ensure they have just the right conditions to produce olives rich in elegant aromas and complex flavours with several health benefits to boot!

  • Each calculated decision we make for the olives determines the style of the extra virgin olive oil we produce for you on our Fleurieu Peninsula estates in South Australia.

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We have a diverse selection available. Try our lemon, chilli, basil, garlic-flavoured oils, merlot, and chardonnay vinegar, dukkah, za'atar, kalamata olives and other delicacies.

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More About Our Estate-Grown Produce and Olive Oil Shop

We purchased the olive grove adjoining our Currency Creek hay farm on the banks of the Tookayerta Creek in late 2015, where we immediately set to work nursing our Kalamata, Manzanillo, and Corregiola trees to peak health.

  • Our first commercially released premium Peninsula Providore olive oil won us an award, and we have continued to win a variety of awards each season since, including 2 gold medals for our 2021 Peninsula Providore Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

  • We acquired the renowned Nangkita Olives estate in Tooperang in 2019. The property has approximately 7,000 trees across seven varieties, adding Koroneiki, Pendolino, Barnea, Leccino, and Frantoio to the mix. We continue to bottle our mildest style EVOO under the Nangkita label.

  • You can select anything you’d like from our selection of premium products when you visit our pop-up store or order online. Our Peninsula Providore Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold-pressed and offers a medium intensity with natural, grassy green notes and is a wonderful inclusion to any meal.

  • We only produce the Peninsula Providore Reserve following an especially remarkable year. This medium style’s taste is more on the green, grassy side and offers a very complex peppery, rocket/arugula flavour profile.

For a more mild recommendation, consider trying our Nangkita oil, which is accessible and versatile with its dried grass and tropical flavours perfectly suited to hollandaise sauces and mayonnaise.

What Makes Peninsula Providore Exceptional?

We produce the highest quality olives, oils, and vinegar that remain environmentally safe and sustainable, all to provide our customers with the fresh, healthy, and distinctive products they love and come back for time and time again.

Contact us now to explore and delight in our corner of the world with excellent local produce platters, premium olive oils, and delightful Precious Little Wines. We’d love to hear from you!