Olives - Kitehaven
Named after the birds which wheel overhead, Kite Haven Olive Oil is a small olive grove situated in scenic McFees Road, Phillip Island and run by Susan and David Lambert.
The grove of 500 trees is now over 10 years old and has four different olive types – Kalamatas (Greece), Pendolino and Ligurian (Italian) and Lucques (French).
Of these, Kalamatas are probably the most well known - a dark purple/eggplant colour with a wonderful flavour and meaty texture.
Apart from just using olive oil and eating pickled olives for enjoyment, there are of course the health benefits. Olives contain Vitamin E and antioxidants and although they do contain fat, it is good monounsaturated fat.