The rains in 2016 was incredible and bought many things to many places. Our farmers benefited from their crops our dams were full and the ground soaked up the water. At our Olive Grove the trees relished the drink they got. It was probably the best rain for them since they were planted in 1997. There has been massive growth on the trees as well as a bumper Olive crop. The harvest has been a bit lean over the last few years with below average harvesting and no Olives last year to pick at all due to the lack of rain.
Wonderful time had by all last night at the Gala Dinner and presentation of the Grampians / Pyrenees Business Awards. We were really thrilled to be a finalist in the AgriBusiness Category and celebrate with the winners - Grampians Estate Winery and all the other category nominees.
Voting is finished and tomorrow night we're off to Ararat for the Gala Dinner and presentation of the Grampians / Pyrenees Business Award dinner. Best of luck to all the nominees - it's sensational to see so many wonderful businesses thriving in our beautiful part of the State.
The 2015-16 Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards voting is now open at: http://www.grampianspyrenees.com/
You can vote for your favourite local businesses (including us!) via the link at the bottom of that page. Make sure you do vote as all our local businesses would love your support.
It's on again - the Party in the Pyrenees that is the Moonambel Taltarni Fireworks night - great fun for all ages.
A strong start to the growing season has rewarded Moonambel Gap Olive’s Helen and Peter Yuille with an abundant harvest volume, the niche business operators say. Article appears in The Maryborough Advertiser: http://www.maryboroughadvertiser.com.au/2015/08/moonambels-good-oil/
The Best of Pyrenees Wines
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5th September, 2015 7pm $170 per person
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Peter picking at Ampitheatre, under the supervision of Honey and Zulu. There are another 850 trees at this location, so we're hoping another week and picking will be finished for this year.
Wednesday saw the last day of picking at Moonambel Gap Olives, supervised by all 4 of the English Springer Spaniels of course.
We're really pleased with the outcome this year. A great harvest with excellent quality fruit and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
John, Gary & Alex all smiles as we finish off the harvest at Moonambel Gap Olives.