Cobram Estate Olive Oil
Cobram Estate Olive Oil
30 Old Melbourne Road
Lara VIC 3212
Tel: (03) 5341 46 (03) 5282 5988 82
During the 2009 Produce Tour we were lucky enough to be given a tour of Cobram Estate, here’s a little more information about what they do:
Cobram Estate is proud to have been the first local olive oil producer certified as ‘Extra Virgin’ under the Australian Extra Virgin Code of Practice. Since our earliest beginnings we have also voluntarily adhered to the highest Australian and international standards for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our difference is that we are vertically integrated, giving us absolute control and full traceability over all stages of production. From tree to table, our in-house experts such as agricultural engineer Leandro Ravetti and olive specialist Pablo Canamasas ensure we produce only the best range of olive oils. Following our strict and exacting standards, Cobram Estate produces award-winning oils in 2 ranges,the Premium and Everyday Range. The Premium Range is our boutique range, showcasing the best oils selected from the year’s crop. These contain single origin oils with purity of flavour and a full manifestation of varietal characteristics. The Everyday Range is our range of freshly pressed and blended oils, crafted by our expert tasters and blenders to suit a variety of palettes and dishes.
After harvest it is important to process the olives as soon as possible to ensure maximum freshness within the oil extracted. Our olives are processed within hours to ensure the freshest and finest Cobram Estate extra virgin olive oils with wonderful aromas and penetrating flavours. We have put into place strict hygiene procedures in every step, strict temperature and quality controls and state of the art continuous extraction systems. A fully computerised traceability system on the groves allows us to closely monitor all oils to ensure the highest quality control for our loyal customers.
Established in 1996, Cobram Estate is the leading provider of olive oil in Australia, and a leader in Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). The brand was launched domestically in 2001, distributing through premium stockists including The Essential Ingredient in Melbourne and Sydney, and Black Pearl Epicure in Brisbane. In 2002, Cobram Estate entered the national retail market, listing its Fresh and Fruity EVOO in Coles and Woolworths Stores. It was the first 100 per cent Australian EVOO brand to take this step. Cobram Estate launched an export range to the USA in 2003 and today exports to countries including Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Thailand, the Maldives and Japan.