We have an 80 hectare olive grove that was planted in the ’40s and ’50s. We started farming in the early nineties, a strong contrast to our previous lives in Melbourne working in health (Jane) and the public sector (Neil). We were struck by the beauty of the area and keen to farm biodynamically.

Owner Neil, Jane and Richard Seymour
Website www.mountzeroolives.com
Telephone 03 9315 1415
Produce Olives; oil and vinegar; pink salt; tapenade; relish; dukkah; lentils; faro; chickpeas; falafel mix January – December
Certification VFMA accredited; Demeter-certified biodynamic
Awards Jane & Neil recognised by Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and Lengends of Melbourne Food & Wine Silver Award, Australian Olive Association 20011 and 2008 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Show; Australia’s Number One Extra Virgin Olive Oil, The Age Epicure 2007
Other markets Veg Out (St Kilda); Natimuk; Gasworks; Collingwood Childrens’ Farm

 

Sustainability, regionality & quality are the three principles that drive our Mount Zero and all that we gather from the Wimmera / Grampians. Located at the northern tip of the Grampians National Park and on the southern edge of the Wimmera grain farming region, all of our produce is from dryland (non irrigated) farms, meaning variable yield but fantastic depth of flavour.

Farmers markets’ principally mean sustainability to us. An important income that has sustained our farm through lean years. A point of contact directly with our customers and an ability to cut down on transport & packaging through the use of bulk & refillable containers.

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