Cape Schanck Olive Estate is a family owned and managed olive grove located in the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula. The grove is sandwiched between the wild ocean waters of Bass Strait and the calmer waters of Port Philip Bay. Mornington Peninsula is a foodie’s destination where market gardens, vineyards and farmgate producers abound.
The cool maritime, Mediterranean climate of the region is perfectly suited to producing premium quality extra virgin olive oils and wines.
The olive grove was established in May 2006, with the planting of two thousands olive saplings. Five varieties of olives were selected; three Italian (Frantoio, Coratina, Leccino), one French (Picholine), and one Spanish (Picual); each with its unique oil aroma and tasting profile. Where possible organic practices and principles are adopted in managing the grove and farm. In 2010, our grove produced enough olives to make our first extra virgin olive oil with the newly commissioned Alfa Laval olive press. We are excited to bring to market our labour of love in each bottle of our extra virgin olive oil.