As part of the newly formed Goulburn River and Ranges region, only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, Nagambie is the Horse Capital of Victoria, surrounded by a rich wine culture and the home of Victorian rowing. The Mediterranean style climate of Victoria's Nagambie Lakes District has proved ideal for Nagambie Gold's 1200 olive trees.
With the help of family and friends, Susie and Leon Moscovitch planted their trees in two stages during 2000. Inspiration for such a venture stems from Thelma Parris' 12 olive trees, which she planted at her home on Nagambie's High Street. It seemed only fitting that four decades later, the family owned farm should be the site of her daughter's return to the land.
The property near the Goulburn Weir had not been actively farmed for several generations and the resulting conditions provided a great challenge. However, the three main olive varieties chosen - Correggiola, Frantoio and Manzanilla - have all gone on to produce delicious extra virgin olive oil in varying styles and combinations.
In recent years, Nagambie Gold has won numerous awards for its extra virgin olive oil, including silver and bronze at the Golden Olive Awards.Visit Website
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