At Olio Mio Estate’s 25 hectare plot, the time-old adage ‘quality over quantity’ is taken very seriously. Despite it being smaller in size, the family run estate produces some of the Hunter Valley’s most loved olive oils and wines. The property nestled in the Parish of Pokolbin was bought by Robert and Denise Whalan in 2002 with the name Olio Mio Estate.
The olive grove was established in 1997 and has produced premium extra virgin olive oil, made from olives harvested and processed on-site within 24 hours of picking. The olive varieties have very distinctive characteristics when pressed: the correggiola olive produces a herbaceous, gentle oil, light in flavour and extremely versatile, while oil made from the frantoio olive is fruity and aromatic. For full bodied flavour, try the Olio Mio Estate blend, which delivers robust fruit flavours with a hint of bitterness and pungency. All the olive oil is unfiltered and bottled on demand for the freshest possible taste.
Robert and Denise’s hard work and passion has come to fruition – with an established vineyard and olive grove, they control every stage of the growing, harvesting and pressing to ensure every bottle of Stormy Ridge wine and Olio Mio olive oil is as good as it can be.