16th - Pruning and Shaping day with Peter Cox at Roseworthy National Olive Varietal Assessment (NOVA) site


Members we need your help
at a clean-up morning
Duration 9am till 2pm

Open to all members and interested parties.

Saturday March 16th.

Call Michael Johnston to express your interest and attendance on 0419 815 839

Pruning and shaping day
at Roseworthy National Olive Varietal Assessment (NOVA) site

 Bring your picnic lunch, pruning tools and equipment, as Peter Cox guides us with his expertise.

Peter has been involved in the NOVA site since its inception, and he has many years’ experience in olive grove management. Peter is an excellent person to guide us through pruning techniques.

The trees on the site have been neglected for a few years and could do with re-shaping. By working alongside Peter, you will increase your expertise in the art of pruning olive trees.  

This is a great opportunity to hone your pruning and shaping skills, while helping to revitalise this important national site.

This site is unique within Australia and possibly the world, come and learn more about it.

 RSVP to Michael Johnston 0419 815 839


6th - Peninsula Olive Festival to be held 10am-4pm at Peninsula Providore - Nangkita Grove, 2250 Bull Creek Rd, Tooperang SA

The Peninsula Olive Festival promises to be a day not to be missed as the Peninsula Providore team open their new Nangkita grove to the public and invite consumers into their world.
Bookings essential at www.tastingaustralia.iwannaticket.com.au


19th - From The Grove To Your Table With Rosa Matto - WEA Adult Learning, 223 Angus St, Adelaide SA

The WEA is thrilled to welcome back celebrity chef, Rosa Matto for another presentation in conjunction with Olives SA. Rosa will prepare a variety of delicious recipes using olives and a selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO). The session will commence with a short segment highlighting the qualities of Table Olives and EVOO. Presenting a range of new recipes, Rosa will present a range of dishes to showcase the versatility of Olives and EVOO. Participants will get to taste generous samples of Rosa’s cooking which will be paired with some lovely Tomich wines. A presentation not to be missed!


24th-25th - Gawler Show Table Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition


Aug 30th - 8th Sept - Royal Adelaide Show Table Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

There is lots more in the pipeline, be sure to check back to find out what we are doing


24th - Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Course with Trudie Michels

As they say 'Oils ain't just Oils'

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is amazing, in the way that you can get so many subtle flavour variations and the number of different factors that can affect them.

It's not just the season, the variety and the terroir, but picking time, post picking handling, processing and post processing handling will all have an impact on the final flavour.

This course will look in depth at various classifications of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and examine the factors that produce these.

Just like good wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is scrutinised each year to find the very best oils for the season.

Trudie Michels is a highly experienced Extra Virgin Olive Oil Judge and master blender. She is the Head Judge for the Olives South Australia annual competition. Trudie is also the Head Steward for the Australian International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

In addition, Trudie is an excellent presenter and has a knack of making all these factors seem so simple to understand, and learning such an enjoyable experience.

This is definitely a "Must Attend" event for anyone who is even vaguely interested in Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

2019 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Course

With Trudie Michels

Where: The Royal Banquet Room at Adelaide Showgrounds
When: On Sunday 24th February 2019, arrive at 9:00am for a 9:30am start

Who should come - anyone with an interest in good food and good health, including consumers, producers, olive industry members, in fact everyone

No prior knowledge or experience needed

Cost: $40 per person

Light lunch provided on conclusion at 12:30pm

RSVP to Micheal Johnston
on 0419 815 839
by 5:00pm Friday 15th February

2018 Calendar of Events


Table Olives Competition (2nd round) - michelle.wirthensohn@adelaide.edu.au


Webinar - Provenance Project for members and interested growers, with Richard Gawel.


Horticulture for Olive Growers - Full day, Pruning, Pests & Plant nutrition, with Michael Harbison - olives@nangkita.com.au

“Olive U” A full day of 30 minute classes in the “Olive U” marquee, at Tasting Australia’s Fleurieu Olive Harvest Open Day. Convenor, Kent Hallet - kenth@aussiebroadband.com.au

Bus Tour - processing and pickling plants and farms, with Steve Pantelos - steve@oliveco.com.au


Making table olives - with Rosa Matto at WEA - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au


Gawler Show - Olives and olive oil judging panel, Northern area members welcome - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au

2018 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au


Royal Adelaide Show 31/08/2018 to 09/09/2018 - 3x20minute classes daily to 30 patrons each session. OSA growers and volunteers - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au

Two OSA sales stands at the Royal Show. 20 indvidual selling days available to members only. - Steve Pantelos - steve@oliveco.com.au

Junior Olive Judges - Schools’ teams competition, Kent Hallett - kenth@aussiebroadband.com.au

Olives South Australia Dinner & Awards Presentation - Michael Johnston president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au

Fleurieu Food Olive Judging - Monica Parvin - monica@monstagroup.com.au 


Fleurieu Olive Awards Dinner - Monica Parvin - monica@monstargroup.com.au Australian International Olive Awards


Olives South Australia Annual General Meeting National Trust Olive Day - Beaumont House - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au NOVA Field Day


Christmas wind up - members & friends bbq - Michael Johnston - president@olivessouthaustralia.org.au