Once Upon A Time

Victoria Gourmet Shop

The Gold River Company now has an E Commerce website and a Facebook Page. We invite you to peruse our fine selection of gourmet food products but first we would like to tell you a story.

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time The Gold River Company only sold one thing, our ‘Pure Frantoio’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A neighbor of ours has 700 olive trees that they had never picked. After negotiating with them to pick their olives we bought picking crates; rakes; nets; a vat and hired pickers. The 700 trees were of the Frantoio variety, a northern Tuscan [Italy] strain of olive.

We would pick our olives and at 5.00 am the next morning we would do the ‘hell drive’ to Fish Creek, South Gippsland. Driving a hire truck in the dark on unfamiliar pot holed ridden roads to our destination 1 ½ hours away.

On arrival we would unload the harvest, typically around 1,200 kilos, and proceed to load the olives into the hopper of a state of the art olive oil extraction machine. The oil we produce is of the highest quality and is as good as any oil to be found anywhere in the world.

I have never had a bad report about our ‘Pure Frantoio’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil only infinite compliments. A typical critique of our oil sounds something like this. ‘I don’t say this lightly but that is the nicest oil I have ever tasted!’. Or ‘Since I started using your oil I cannot use anything else’.

After the initial success of the ‘Frantoio’ we began adding to our range with other local produce such as: Smoked/Infused Salts; Aged Red Wine Vinegar; Apple Cider Vinegar; Honey; Mustards; Saffron etc… thus creating The Gold River Company.

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Michael Sweet

The Gold River Company

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