Ancient soils and underground reservoirs

A million years ago South Australia’s Limestone Coast region was inundated by the Great Southern Ocean. Over time the sea receded, creating a landscape of ancient soils, caves and vast underground reservoirs, which today, Pendleton Olive Estate calls home.

The landscape’s soil has unique drainage characteristics making it ideal for olive production. High quality water is supplied through the Limestone Coast’s aquifer, an underground layer of water from which groundwater is extracted. The Mediterranean climate where our groves are located, are characterised by rainy winters and dry, warm to hot summers, underpinning our high yield and quality olive production.

This geographic profile, combined with South Australia’s high environmental standards, lays the foundation of Pendleton Olive Estates award winning natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil.