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About Us

Elisa and Colin Bertuch began creating their farm on the foothills of Mount Buffalo in 1998.

With the help of a bulldozer, Colin carved out 22 terraces on a north facing ridge to create the olive grove. To ensure a complex blend of premium quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we planted 900 trees of ten different varieties and Mt Buffalo Olives was born.

The table olives are hand harvested in May by a dedicated contingent of friends and family. The olives for our Extra Virgin Olive Oil are machine harvested and pressed on the farm within 24 hours of harvest to produce our multi-award winning extra virgin olive oil.  Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, table olives and Elisa‚Äôs range of gourmet goodies, crafted from the wonderful local produce, are available at the farm gate and at selected local and regional outlets.

From our trees to your table - come and taste.

Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat

Complementing the olive grove is Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat, a stunning cottage, with glorious views of the Ovens Valley and Victorian Alps.

Colin crafted the cottage from the remains of the original 3 story A framed Karoondah Ski Lodge at Mount Hotham.

Warm and cosy in winter and breezy in summer with the added bonus of a pool with the best view in the north east!

Karoonda is pet friendly too!

The Mt Buffalo Olives Story