Hunter Olives - our story
Hunter Olives was established in late 2005 by a group of Hunter Valley olive growers who recognized a significant, emerging need for local processing and distribution services.
Our premises are based on site at the award winning Adina Vineyard and Olive Grove in Lovedale Road. We are located next to Adina's olive mill from which we contract oil processing services.
Our processing facilities are modern and comply with relevant food processing regulations. We are HACCP certified and our growers are Freshcare certified or have similar controls in place. As a business we have an ongoing commitment to quality control and innovation.
Our aim is to provide premium products at competitive prices. Our products are sought after by chefs and caterers as well as being available in fine food stores.
Our fruit comes mainly from the small to medium size groves – anything from a few hundred trees up to several thousand. Being small has its advantages. As growers we are closely involved in what happens in our groves and, invariably, we care deeply about what we do. Collectively, our present suppliers (including shareholders) have more than 40,000 trees in production now or coming so in the next few years. This ensures that we have the ability to supply substantial quantities of oil and table fruit well into the future without prejudicing quality.
The current shareholders of Hunter Olives are:
- George and Elizabeth Andrew (North Rothbury)
- Nick and Maria Andrews and family (Woodlands, Broke)
- Christine and Joe Ashcroft (Houndsfield, Lochinvar)
- Tim and Sue-Ellen Blomfield (Zephyr Ridge, North Rothbury)
- Tony and Lynne Brasier (North Rothbury)
- Malcolm Coleman (Inclination Estate, North Rothbury)
- Ann and Robert Foggo (Mount View)
- John Hall (Laguna)
- Keith and Elisabeth Hallett (Lonely Goat Olives, Congewai)
- Liane Heinke (North Rothbury)
- Peter and Carolyn Herborn (Willawarrin, Laguna)
- Jim and Lorraine Herlihy
- Robyn and Stewart Lamond
- Russell and Katrina Leslie (Wilderness Estate and Wandin Valley, Lovedale)
- Steve and Pam Mitchell (Lisborne Park, Glendonbrook)
- Kelman Estate (Pokolbin)
- Peter and Helen O'Meara (Adina, Lovedale)
- Chris and Louise Peters (Howes Valley)
- Alan and Jocelyn Smith (Shalumar, Quorobolong)
- Howard and Dimity Webb (Allyn River Olives, East Gresford)
- Mike and Chris Wilson (Broke)
As well as sourcing fruit from our shareholders, from time to time we buy fruit or olive oil from other local growers. If you are interested in becoming a supplier to Hunter Olives we would welcome discussing options with you.