Our olives are estate produce, certified organic, hand picked and cured using just salt, water and time. This slow traditional method takes 12 months and produces olives with distinct natural flavour - perfect with cheese and antipasto. Verdale is a relatively rare variety in Australia and has a unique mild flavour profile (fruity with a hint of buttery notes), with a tangy taste and pleasantly firm texture. Hand picked when green, you'll notice the typical bitterness found in green olives that contributes to the olives' complexity in a harmonious way.
Our table olive process in detail is as follows:
1. Olives are picked and immediately placed into brine (spring water, murray river salt). Nothing else is used or added for the curing process. 2. Natural fermentation is allowed to progress for a minimum of 12 months, during which lactic acid naturally forms as a result of the process. 3. Cured olives and hand graded and packed into jars. A fresh brine is prepared for packing, ensuring consistent shelf life. Our olives remain unpasteurized and rich in their natural goodness.
It's important to note that lactic acid is commonly present in naturally fermented foods. Produced as a natural byproduct of fermentation, it's generated by specific bacteria like lactic acid bacteria. This conversion of sugars into lactic acid not only imparts the tangy taste to fermented foods but also acts as a natural preservative, extending their shelf life. This age-old fermentation technique is found in foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, sourdough bread, and, of course, olives.
Ingredients: Olives, Brine (Water, Murray River Salt, Lactic Acid 0.1%)
Great Olives. I don't buy Olives anywhere else
Tim FlexederJan 19, 2023
Best olives i have ever had glad i discovered this place
Michelle Sartori Aug 26, 2022
I have only recently started buying from Grampians and I sent some products up to my son in Queensland. Now he's known in the family for having the most gourmet of tastes and he has travelled widely too. So he tests me last night and said that these olives are the BEST he's EVER tasted. I just wanted Grampians to know that and as I always read reviews before purchasing I hope that other people will see this review and buy some delicious olives too!
Kristen ReJul 18, 2022
If only I could keep these olives in my house regularly - my two boys gobble through them so quickly I hardly get any! They are delicious and such good quality.
Elizabeth MorganJun 27, 2022
As always, an excellent product, thank you. I am delighted to give jars as gifts. Superb, superior texture and flavor.
Faten AddicoatMar 02, 2022
Very nice olives i could taste the difference from the other olives which are not organic nothing beats the naturally pickled olives back to nature is the way to go thanks for a fantastic product and the good service keep up the good work .
Wayne JacksonFeb 28, 2022
Olive oil soap.
My wife and two daughters say the soap is very soft and creamy with a delicate natural scent. My youngest daughter who suffers from eczema says it is great for her hands. All very pleased.
Wayne JacksonFeb 28, 2022
Verdale Organic Olives
Best olives I have ever tried. Look forward to be able to buy the next vintage in 1.1 kg jars.
Louise BannisterFeb 23, 2022
Delicious Olives - can’t stop at one!
My hubby wanted some outstanding olives - I found Grampian Olives - and they are outstanding! Hubby is very happy! Highly recommend!
Debbie BainesNov 27, 2021
Fresh and yum
Lovely high quality olives, an absolute treat!
Diane SteckyjNov 14, 2021
Verdale olives are delicious. Such quality products & service. Wonderful Aussie company. Highly recommended
NehaAug 19, 2021
Best olives in Melbourne!
Finest quality olives and olive oil you can find in Melbourne. Customer service is also excellent. Highly recommend!
JoannaAug 13, 2021
absolutely top quality olives, perfect in every way, fresh and crunchy, not too salty, best olives ever, thank you so much for your beautiful product and excellent service
Daniel PortelliAug 09, 2021
Excellent olives of the highest quality.
Don't order any so I may buy more than 1.5kg.
JoanneJul 15, 2021
They don’t last long I’m my house.
Linda CJul 07, 2021
I purchased a small jar of these olives 'just to see'. Big mistake! they lasted about five minutes. They are high quality, firm and just scrumptious. Will certainly be buying again, and a big jar next time.
BrianJul 04, 2021
Verdale organic olives
Very nice flavour and texture. Just placed my third order this year. :)
RikAJun 23, 2021
After a long search
My wife and I have travelled thru many olive growing countries and have always loved the crunch of European olives. As a consequence we have tested many Australian brands, all without the crunch we love. Until Grampians Estate olives. We are hooked forever. Fantastic!
Why FangJun 10, 2021
Yummy Yummy Yummy
Well rounded robust olive flavour.
AlisonJun 07, 2021
Delicious on their own or in salad.Did not last long big hit with Sunday session.
Anne WindowJun 01, 2021
Verdale olives delicious
Yum they are absolutely delicious. Thanks Grampians Olive Co, you continue to look after our health by eating organic, and our taste buds, It's great to buy Australian made, and support our local farmers - thank you!!!
Penny KMay 23, 2021
Very delicious, best olives EVER!
Jason ANov 13, 2020
Verdale organic olives
Tried the olives from a process in trying to find Australian grown olives as main stream stores sell predominantly foreign olives. The Grampian olives are delicious, no problems ordering and definitely worth every cent I paid. Great customer service too. I will be ordering all my olives from here now on.
Aayesha SeedatSep 03, 2020
Delicious natural flavours (no colourants etc) and well cured. I don't find them too salty at all. Definitely will order more.
Jules McElroyAug 23, 2020
Verdale Organic Olives
I was ecstatic when I tasted my first olive. Finally, an exquisitely tasting organic olive, perfect in texture and taste and, most importantly, not dripping in canola oil. I knew they wouldn't last long and wished I had purchased more.
Helen PawseyJun 29, 2020
Ordered Verdale Organic Olives, they were so tasty, like Olives from years ago when everything was cured in the traditional manner. These Olives taste a little different from others Ive tried, they are salty but a little sweet at the same time. Cant wait for my next delivery
Carolyn VJun 16, 2020
VERDALE ORGANIC OLIVES
These are such an amazing product, with or without antipasto platter... with crunchy bread or some rice crackers. Divine!
BillSep 18, 2019
Have been buying for a few years now.
Quality is excellent and consistent.
Bill LangJun 07, 2019
Beautiful very tasty will certainly purchase more in the future
Berin FischerFeb 07, 2019
Bought them for my sister and she said the were fresh, tasty, not too salty, delicious.
JennyDec 31, 2018
Love the quality and the flavour. Too salty for some though!
TimMar 02, 2018
Best olives i have ever had
TaliaJan 23, 2018
The whole family enjoyed these beautiful olives, already ordered many more, so grateful to have someone making organic olives with only salt and water. For us it’s so important to consume the best we can. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful product. We could all tell it was made with love
Jeff HannNov 24, 2017
Absolutely Beautiful Olives.
Go on “Do it!”.... Buy some & ENJOY!!’
Aug 08, 2017
Encouraged by the fact that they are organic
I purchased these olives along with my oil, I was encouraged by the fact that they are organic. I think they are good, though I did find them a bit soft, and a bit too salty for my liking.
But one should try for themselves, for they are good, just my individual preferences.
MargMay 30, 2017
Best organic olives we have ever eaten
I buy the 1.1kg jar because these olives are so fresh and delicious they go like hotcakes. We usually have a few with our lunch and I always include them in a pre-dinner platter when we have guests, who also love them! Its all about excellent quality Australian organic produce.
CateMMay 10, 2017
If you are an olive connoisseur, then grab some of these! They are delightfully delicious and packed full of organic tasty goodness!
Tiffany Jan 04, 2017
Fresh and delicious!
I brought a jar of these olives for a Christmas platter, they went down a treat. The olives are firm (which means they are fresh,) packed with flavor, with just the right amount of saltiness.
JoDec 22, 2016
I purchased the 1.1kg jar and it didn't take long for them to be all eaten! Sorry, I didn't get more!
One of the nicest olives you will taste. Quite different than the olives you typically purchase in stores.