Our Farm

Longridge Estate – located 21 km North East of Coonalpyn on the pristine Limestone Coast of South Australia

high density grove in foreground and SHD in background

 

SHD Orchard in 2010

 

Longridge Estate is currently the largest Super High Density Grove in Australia.  The first 20 hectares of high density groves were planted in 1998.  The Super High Density grove was planted in 2009 and is designed to accommodate the latest mechanisation and orchard systems for olives. The secure underground water supply and excellent grove management ensures that the orchard provides a consistent and reliable supply of high quality 100% Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil either in bulk or packaged to customer specifications.

Lachlan spraying the SHD in 2011

 

Longridge Estate is a 100% family farm owned by the Rowntree Family and is  comprised of  over 87,000 trees of specially selected varieties that suit the SHD model.  These include Picual, Barnea, Arbequina, Arbosona, Koroneiki and FS17.

We are proud of our talented family who are 100% committed to producing the very best fruit they can, whilst respecting the natural environment, to create a product that is rich in flavour and complexity.

 
 
 
 

Did you know?

In South Australia there are many century old olive trees still bearing high quality fruit known as Colonials. In fact the history of the Olive tree in South Australia goes back 165 years when George Stephenson, the secretary to Colonel Light imported several trees from the Mediterranean region. Olives prefer temperate climates, which is why areas around Adelaide and to the South—East have ideal climates for olive production.

The sun setting after a long day's work in the orchard.