Aril Estate are premium producers of table olives, extra virgin olive oils, fresh pomegranates + pomegranate syrups
Aril Estate was founded in 2005 on a sheep grazing property. In the summer of 2007-2008, the first batch of 1500 olive trees was planted. The estate is now home to approximately 525 each of Manzanilla and Californian queens, 750 Picual and 200 SA Verdale under irrigation. Specialising in Greek styled fermented green, turning colour and black table olives, also producing a small amount of shrivelled salt cured back olives, as well as extra virgin olive oils. A range of infused oils are also available, utilising estate-grown garlic and chilli. New infusions are regularly added.
Additionally, Aril Estate has over 3500 pomegranate trees, with eight varieties ranging from very sweet to sweet-and-sour (sour refers to the tartness level) fruit. The sweet-and-sour fruit vary from deep purple, red and pink aril (seed) colours and flavours. All pomegranates are fully ripened on the tree, producing outstanding flavours not found in groceries or supermarket stores. Fresh pomegranates are for sale in April and are available throughout winter or until sold out.
Pomegranate syrups are available year round. They make great alcohol mixers, cordials, dessert flavourings, additions to oven baked or grilled meats + vegetables.
Estate grown fresh garlic, apricot + plum jams are available from Summer - Autumn.
Aril Estate is open 7 days from 9am to 4.30pm including public holidays