GILLMAN Grove is a small family run property in Kendenup, Western Australia. We have about 11 different olive varieties, with about 1800 olive trees in total. As many of our varieties are best suited for making olive oil, we decided to look at having them pressed at an offsite press. But with such diversity of olive varieties ripening at different times, attempting to harvest the entire crop in order to have them pressed at a pre-booked time at a large commercial press was never going to work for us.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – ALBERT SCHWEITZER
We moved away from Perth and the busy suburban lifestyle looking for a healthier way to live. We found a 30-acre property in Kendenup in Western Australia’s Great Southern region with 1850 olive trees and started learning about olives and planning how we could start making our own olive oil.