Our Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our signature, limited edition, early harvest extra virgin oil is the essence of Ashbolt Farm. First Harvest continues Ashbolt Farm's history of highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
It is available online through a pre-release email that will be sent to our listed customers in May 2022. Please be quick as it is offered only on a first-come, first-go basis. Our 2021 edition has again sold sold out. Thank you to our loyal customers. Enjoy!
Why is it so good?
The first oil of the season is known overseas as Olio Nuovo (new oil) and heralds the new season's oils. Bottled only once a year, it is picked ‘early’, before the olives have a chance to fully ripen. Ashbolt First Harvest is our “Olio Nuovo”, and we are now taking orders!
Literally ‘fresh off the press’, Olio Nuovo is potentially the healthiest extra virgin olive oil, delivering higher level of polyphenols and antioxidants. Add to that the proven additional health benefits provided by olives grown in a cool climate and in varietals that are low yielding (it takes nearly 6kg of olives to make one bottle of this magnificent oil) and it all adds up to something pretty special!
This oil is our pride and joy. Intense. Bursting with freshness.
And yet, smooth as silk in the mouth.
There’s nothing like it!
The flavour and aroma combine in a heavenly, heady confusion and finish with a delightful peppery zing.
Limited Edition Release
Because our First Harvest is now receiving almost a 'cult' following, it sells out quickly and so is not sold in store. Our limited edition is only available direct from Ashbolt.
Perfect for pasta, bruschetta, dipping, salads and soups, our Limited Edition will highlight any dish you prepare.
*Our First Harvest oil has a long history of being a Gold Medal Winner, including both the Australian National Olive Awards. Our 2019 First Harvest was awarded a GOLD medal at Hobart Royal Fine Foods Awards (July 2019) and Champion in Class at the Australian International Olive Awards (Sept 2019). Given this oil sold out pre-release, we did not have any left for entries into Awards in the 2020 year.
2021 Harvest – Pre-order NOW!
2020 Release - SOLD OUT during Pre-Release Period
2019 Release - Champion at Australian International Olive Awards - SOLD OUT
If you missed out on buying this year and would like to be part of next season's First Harvest offer, please go to our home page and sign up to our mailing list to be included.