Welcome to Cherax Farm and our picturesque olive grove
in the hills of Gidgegannup, Western Australia
We originally purchased the 81 acre farm in 1997 with the intention of farming Marron, the indigenous freshwater crayfish found here in Western Australia, thus we named the farm after the species genus Cherax (tenuimanus). However, after a number of years and considerable research we finally decided to change direction and looked at developing an olive grove, as our climate and location here in Gidgegannup are ideally suited to growing olives.
In 2000 preparation for the grove began and with the help of soil experts Optima we ensured the soils were free from chemicals and pesticides from previous farming activities. Although the farm is not certified organic, we ensure only certified organic products are used here on the farm.
Finally, in 2003 planting of the olive grove commenced! We chose two Tuscan olive oil producing varieties – Frantoio and Pendolino – and with the help of family and friends we planted 1300 trees on the 10 acres allocated for the grove.
Now, after years of TLC and lots of hard work the grove produces Award-Winning beautiful Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) for all to enjoy!
"Strong olive leaf, fresh fruit with green tomato aroma. Rounded balanced palate with pleasant nutty flavours that build. Excellent bitterness & pungency that lingers. Good after taste"
Judges comments South-West Olive Competition 2013 Cherax Frantoio – Best in Show, Best in Class & Gold Medal
5th Annual South West Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2013