Village Olive Grove


This beautiful olive grove of 830 Frantoio variety trees is tucked away in the folds of the Grindelwald hillsides with views over the Tamar River. Here, Allen and Barbara Baird harvest their olives while still green, for robustness and health benefits, and get them pressed straight away for freshness and flavour. The resulting taste sensation is a truly premium extra virgin olive oil which has won awards at both state and national competitions and was snapped up by 3-Michelin star French chef Alain Passard when he visited Tasmania in 2017.

Allen and Barbara are true olive oil enthusiasts. Meet them at the grove and discover ways of eating olive oil you’ve never previously dreamed of. Besides the usual, such as with pasta and salads, there’s Allen’s favourite – drizzled over vanilla ice cream with a sprinkling of sea salt! Try the oil for yourself at the grove where it’s grown, with locally baked artisan breads and homemade dukkah. There will also be demonstrations and self-guided walks through the pretty slopes of the grove, and of course the natural tranquillity and views of the Tamar estuary.

Latest Updates

Keep up to date with the festivals latest news!

Two Amazing Feasts

Two amazing gourmet dinners will celebrate Tasmanian food and showcase the Tamar Valley region during the 2018 Farmgate Festival. On Friday November 23rd, the festival will begin in spectacular style with a 5 course dinner to be held at Strathlynn Wine and Function centre. Sweeping views of the Tamar Valley…

Five unmissable festivals in the Tamar this spring

By Emma Elsworthy/Examiner Junction Arts Festival 5 – 9 September Launceston Taking place in the first week of Spring, Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival which prides itself on showcasing Tasmania’s best and brightest artists. The festival, which is now in its eighth year, situates itself in and around the 19th century Prince’s…

Farmgate Festival 2018

The 2nd annual Farmgate Festival will be held on November 24-25 at various locations along the West Tamar region. Patrons will visit a number of diverse farms and be taken on guided tours by enthusiastic farm operators. The aim of the festival is to educate people on how real food…