Golden night on the Mornington Peninsula

Julian & Jill Barson and Ashley Andrews of Leontyna Olive Oil scooped an impressive five awards, including Best of Show, at the 2010 Mornington Peninsula Olive Association Awards. Jill Barson reports for Olivegrower & Processor on the Mornington Peninsula Olive Association’s 2010 Awards Dinner It was a winter’s night in late August, freezing cold and […]

Paringa Ridge named nation’s top grove

The Olive Centre, Olive Grove of the Year Award winners Julian and Jill Barson, of Paringa Ridge, with award sponsor Amanda Bailey (right) One of the highlights of the annual National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards is the presentation of The Olive Centre, Olive Grove of the Year Award. The 2010 award went to boutique […]

Leontyna wins Gold and judged BEST oil in show at the Mornington Peninsula Olive Associations Olive Oil Competition

Extravirgin Olive Oil   comes of age on the Mornington Peninsula Maritime Cool Climate Olives set the benchmark Mornington Peninsula Olive Association has confirmed the Peninsula as one of the premier Olive production regions in the country. 16 of 18 EVOO entries received a Bronze Medal or better at the inaugural Extravirgin Olive Oil and Table […]