extra virgin olive oils

Aussie chefs love our extra virgin olive oil, and we’re sure you will too.
Extra virgin olive oil is essentially a fruit juice, so there’s no better time to experience it than when it’s fresh. These beautiful oils are bursting with flavour, with each of them possessing different characteristics that complement a whole range of culinary applications.

Our range of Australian grown extra virgin olive oil is blended for balance, flavour and freshness.

the good oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is essentially a fruit juice. It is pressed and extracted to maintain the very best characteristics, and to ensure that the most incredible flavour and health benefits are preserved. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has three key characteristics: fruitiness, bitterness and pepperiness. At Mount Zero we believe the key is to have balance across these three characteristics, and we hope the consumer agrees.

Mount Zero Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) can be found in commercial kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants across Australia. The list is as long as it is accomplished - MoVidail Solito PostoHotel LincolnStokehouseGrossi FlorentinoAtticaDomaine ChandonInnocent Bystander and Brae all use our olive oil.

the range

Arbequina 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

An olive varietal that originated in Spain, our Arbequina has a fresh, slightly sweet aroma with hints of toffee apple and baking spice. A delicate oil with a buttery texture and well-balanced bitterness and pepperiness. Arbequina extra virgin olive oil is the perfect option for delicate dressings; sweet or savoury baking applications; or used to confit your favourite protein or vegetables.

Early Harvest Picual 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This is the very first of our 2024 season olive oil, picked nearly a month early to maximise its flavour and nutritional content. Made from 100% Picual olives, it's characterised by an intense aroma of tomato vine, strawberry tops, peppery herbs and spicy horseradish with a beautifully balanced bitterness that lingers on the palate.

Frantoio 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our Frantoio is an Australian-grown Italian varietal that has a wonderful herbaceous aroma with a hint of citrus. This is a medium-style oil with a lovely savoury nose and notes of bitter greens and Jerusalem artichoke with a balanced bitterness and soft texture. A versatile oil that can be used for all applications including frying, finishing your favourite dishes, or as part of a marinade. We love to use it as the base for homemade pesto!

Coratina 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Coratina is our full-flavoured extra virgin olive oil that’s your go-to for when only the boldest will do. Its aroma leaps from the bottle with fresh radish, mustard greens and cut grass, with zesty coriander seed spice on the palate and a lingering pepperiness that builds and builds.

Picual 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Coming Soon)

This medium-style olive oil is an absolute all-rounder in the kitchen. Fruit-driven with a floral, herbaceous aroma, our Picual EVOO shows notes of fresh tomato, fig, roquette and green banana with a lingering pepperiness on the palate and a buttery, soft texture.

Organic 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Coming Soon)

Pressed from Australian-grown organic Frantoio olives. A robust oil with a savoury, herbaceous aroma, notes of walnut and tomato leaf and a lasting pepperiness. This oil is a great all-rounder for liberal lashings on salads, meats and vegetables.

beware of imitators

Much has been made of a less than reputable olive oil industry in Europe, luckily Australian olive oil producers are bound to strict guidelines on what makes an olive oil 'extra virgin olive oil'.

the process

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil must be below 0.8% acidity. During harvest and pressing everything is done with the potential for oxidation (acidity) in mind.
  • The olives are taken from the tree to press in the quickest possible time (within 24 hours). Every effort is made to reduce the premature bruising or crushing of the fruit.
  • The olives are pressed at a temperature below 30 degrees (cold-pressed). Therefore cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a tautology: a double statement. In order for the olive oil to be extra virgin, it must be cold-pressed.