A History: Eveline and Robert Schuyff bought 40-acre 'Glyn Newydd' in the Valley in 2001. The previous graziers land needed a much work in preparation for olives. Favouring an organic approach, the couple started to green manure and slowly build up the soil. In 2003, 500 olive trees were planted. The trees have since grown strong and produced their first crop in 2006. Due to the climate and higher altitude of 700m, the olives ripen slowly, allowing optimum flavour to develop. The organic culture enhances the flavour further, resulting in high quality olives and oil. Organic certification is expected mid 2009 (at present we are in conversion).
Our 3 olive oil varieties have their own distinctive flavour:
Leccino & Frantoio are both Italian varieties,
producing a golden/green oil with a delicate, slightly peppery flavour.
Koroneiki is a greek variety, producing a green oil, with robuste flavours
Pendolino is used for pollinating purposes
Our 5 table fruit olives are:
Picholine is a French variety, producing green olives with a nutty flavour
Kalamata is a Greek variety, producing black olives famous for their flavour
Hoja Blanca is a Spanish variety, producing green olives
Manzanilla is a Spanish variety, producing green or black olives or oil
Sevillano is a Spanish variety, producing large green olives, perfect for stuffing