Lighthouse is now a very valued part of Oakdene Wines and we are all very excited about this new venture. We were olive oil producers previously on a small scale, just for sales in our cellar door and use in our restaurants. Now, we are a lot more serious about it.
Lighthouse grows all of it's olives at the property and all oil is cold pressed at our processing plant, within hours of harvest. Basically it’s from our trees to your table. Our range of extra virgin olive oils is vast with everything from mild to intense robust flavours. We also make a range of citrus oils and one with chili. The actual fruit is cold pressed with the olives to create the very zesty flavours.
Our Olive Oils are multi award winning and they can all be tasted at our Lighthouse shop. Pop in and visit Rosie. She will gladly guide you through a tasting of all our oils. While you are visiting peruse our gifts, gourmet pantry, olive oil soaps and Oakdene Wines. There are even baby olive trees for you to take home and paintings by local artists.
Oakdene Wines are currently also planting forty plus acres of vines at Lighthouse, this will be known as our Mannerim vineyard. We are basically growing more of what we already produce, shiraz, pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and small plantings of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
There will be lots of changes happening at Lighthouse over the next few years as we hope to make it a destination where you can relax, learn and experience. We will keep you updated as new things start to occur – who knows what might happen next, we have so many ideas!