2010 Adelaide Review Finalists
Top 100 Wines and Olive Harvest
Winners 2009 Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Show
Silver and Bronze!!!!
3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Medal Winners 2008
Magpie Gully Olives is situated in Inman Valley, South Australia right in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The property is owned and managed by Phil and Mary Beatty. The olive grove was established in 1997 with 1000 trees consisting of Manznillo, Frantoio, Kalamata and Sevillano varieties.
Magpie Gully Olives extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed to achieve the very best quality and to maintain the beautiful fruity flavours and peppery bite that will compliment any dish, whether its Asian or Mediterranean cuisine or just enjoying a glass of wine with crusty bread dipped in olive oil with some dukkah and pickled olives.
What's happening at Magpie Gully?
It just gets better and better each year. We have achieved better tonnage and even better olive oil. Its always so wonderful to taste our new season olive oil when it is at its absolute best with all those beautiful aromas and flavours available to tempt our palate. We have won two medals at the 2009 Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Show with a Silver for our Maggie's Blend and Bronze for our Manzanillo. We are so thrilled to have won these awards as it means for us we are producing some of the best extra virgin olive oil in Australia. 2010 has seen Magpie Gully Olives achieve even more accolades with the Adelaide Review Olive Harvest. We have been named as finalists and tasting notes have been published in the Adelaide Review Top 100 wines and Olive Harvest Book.
Our 2011 harvest has been an absolute bumper crop, we have had a particularly good fruit set right across the grove, even though quite late this season with the very cool conditiions experienced here on the Fleurieu. Our new season extra virgin olive oil and olives will be available at the Royal Adelaide Show this week (Tuesday 6th September) and also at the Yankalilla Show and Goolwa Alive over the October long weekend. A full range of our products are always available at the Victor Harbor Farmer's Market each Saturday 8 am - 12.30 pm.
We have introduced the 2 litre oil cask, just like the wine cask. Its a fantastic way to package bulk olive oil because it has a non-drip tap, the freshness is sealed in (no air can get to the oil) and of course the oil is out of the light, meaning the oil cannot oxidise, just the thing for the pantry shelf. This method of packaging proved very, very popular and is available now with our new season extra virgin olive oil. Our table olives have been a real success. The new method of packaging in stand-up resealable bags has proved to be an excellent innovation for us. All new season products are now available, check out our very competitive prices on Our Products page.
♦ The Victor Harbour Times - For Phil and Mary Beatty of Magpie Gully olives it is all about using the best farming practices to produce the highest quality produce. For them it is about quality, not quantity. Click here to read the published article.
♦ ABC 7.30 Report - An interesting story about Extra Virgin Olive Oil on ABC's 7.30 Report. Click here to see the story.
♦ Latest news!!! Winners 2009 Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, Silver and Bronze. Magpie Gully Olives has taken out more medals - 1 Silver and 2 Bronze at the 2009 Olives South Australia 13th Annual Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, 3 Bronze at the 2009 Fleurieu Fiesta Olive Awards. We have also won the Punter's Pick at both the Victor Harbor Farmer's Market and the Willunga Farmer's Market. The Punter's Pick is where the top extra virgin olive oils are put out unlabelled for the public to taste and choose the best olive oil. We were very pleased to be the recipients of both trophies for our Manzanillo.
INMAN VALLEY – An Inman Valley olive grove has proved it can mix it with the rest of the country, having taken out awards at the Sydney Royal Fine Foods Show. Read more here.
Magpie Gully Olives has also won 2 Gold awards and 1 Silver award for its extra virgin olive oils at the 2008 Olives South Australia 12th Annual Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition – very exciting news!!! At the Fleurieu Fiesta Olive Awards in September 2008, a Gold, a Silver and a Bronze were achieved to give Magpie Gully Olives 2 awards for each of their extra virgin olive oils. Click here for an article from On the Coast (November 2008) and here for another article from The Victor Harbour Times.
Enquiries about products for sale by mail order can be made by email or by phoning Magpie Gully Olives on (08) 8558 8145 . For our price list and all our stockists, go to Our Products page. Come and taste all our products at the Victor Harbor Farmers Market, every Saturday, 8.00 am - 12.30 pm. Wilson's Organics, Market St, Adelaide (opposite the Central Market) stock all our extra virgin olive oil. Victor Hotel Bottle Shop is now stocking our oil, dukkah and kalamata olives. This is very convenient for anyone going out to dinner with friends or just need some good quality local nibbles. When you pick up your wine, grab some olives and oil to go with it!!
♦ Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Magpie Gully Olives has also introduced a new extra virgin olive oil, Maggie’s Blend. We have always specialised in two single variety extra virgin olive oils, now we have added a beautiful blend to compliment Magpie Gully’s list of olive oils. An excess of our green table olives, deciding to press them for oil and finding ourselves with something extra special, sowed the seed to create this really interesting blend. Maggie’s Blend is a limited release olive oil sold in 250ml bottles, great to pop in that special present. Maggie's Blend won two Gold medals at State and Regioinal level, so a very pleasing result. Now a silver in the 2009 Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.
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