The Story of Wollundry Grove
Since the plantation was established in 1998, Wollundry Grove has developed as one of the most significant olive groves in the Wagga Wagga Region. The 2000 olive trees were planted on a traditional grove layout, with access to supplementary water from the rural supply pipeline. Current owners, Bruce Spinks and Joo-Yee Lieu, took over the business in 2010 after many years in the grain and seed industry.
Wollundry Grove has undergone an intense makeover and upgrade with the replacement of its oil processing plant. Increased efficiency and the reduction of waste water has meant that the grove can now accommodate the needs of smaller producers and local groves to convert their olive fruit into fresh extra virgin olive oil. As well, the processing shed complex has been expanded out to take in regional tourism, with a sales and tasting room with undercover parking. In addition, the cool room and oil storage areas are being expanded in a continuous upgrade to hold greater supply to meet increasing local demand for fresh high quality olive oil.
Our Olive Varieties
We grow five different types of olives at the grove, with all but one chosen for the production of our olive oil:
Two sub-cultivars of Manzanillo are also used for table olives
We are conscious of our impact on the Earth and are continuously striving to implement sustainability into our farm practices.
Aside from upgrading to a processing plant which minimises waste water, solar panels have also been installed to utlilise solar energy.
Reuse pomace and leaf waste from the oil extraction process as a fertiliser which is spread back into the grove,
Maintain ground cover within the grove to reduce erosion,
Are making conscious efforts to use materials in our packaging that can be easily recycled,
Minimise our use of plastics where possible.
Every attempt has been made to ensure processing remains ‘in house’. This allows us to uphold the highest standards, from tree to table.
Closely monitoring product quality, in particular the character of our olives, ensures that they are full bodied and ready for harvest.
Contract harvesting & processing
If you would like to enquire about our contract harvesting and processing for the Wagga district, please contact us.