It has been dubbed the most prestigious olive competition in the southern hemisphere and now Rosslyn and David Kemp can say they are champions of it.
The pair from Tawarri Grove took out the gold medal in the 'reserve champion mild extra virgin olive oil' class at the Australian International Olive Awards and Mrs Kemp couldn't be happier.
"It's fantastic. We knew it was a really good oil, but it's good to have that validation that other people think so as well," she said.
"It's just so fresh and delicious. It's got this beautiful green colour, a lovely fruity flavour and it's just magic. We always think our oil is good, but this is just super good.
"The milder style of oil that we produce is becoming more popular in the market place than more robust oils which is good for us."
This was their first win at the competition and it came a few years after they last entered.
Their entry - and subsequent win - came after a year like no other.
"There's always a variety of elements that make up what makes a good year," Mrs Kemp added.
"We think that having survived the drought really well because they weren't irrigated in the first place, they didn't suffer as much.
"When we finally did get the rain last year they just grew like crazy and grew their little olives like crazy. It's environmental factors and everything just combining together."
The couple planted their first trees all the way back in 2000 and while they weren't able to celebrate the win amongst their peers due to COVID restrictions, they took delight in the victory nonetheless.
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