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The Wild Olive Launches Rare 100% Wild Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Australia

Australian-owned The Wild Olive is debuting its award-winning Early Harvest Olive Oil, loaded with super nutrients and perfect for the health-conscious foodie. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to a VIP dinner at Hellenic Museum in Melbourne to experience this stunning olive oil launch.

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Cocktail featuring the the Wild Olive Early Harvest on arrival.

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Cod roe tarama Tzatziki was delicious, smooth and creamy.

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The Wild Olive Early Harvest is a deliciously smooth golden oil with a distinctive smoky flavour and packed with natural antioxidants occurring at higher levels than other premium brands on the Australian market. Awarded the “Gold Standard of Excellence”, the early harvest is bottled from the fruit of century-old Greek olive trees growing in the remote mountains of Southern Greece.

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Laconia in Southern Greece is known for producing the most nutrient-rich olives in the world, creating olive oils that are core to the Mediterranean diet and delightfully enhance salads, cooked meats and fresh produce while delivering maximum health value. “The health benefits of early harvest olive oil can be traced back 4000 years to Ancient Greece when people used this liquid gold daily for a happy and healthy life, however it is important to understand that no two oils are the same,” said The Wild Olive founder, Evan Karavitis. “Here at The Wild Olive, we are committed to engaging with producers who are committed to delivering the best quality Early Harvest Olive oil through their experience and passion,” Karavitis explained.

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Founder of The Wild Olive Evan Karavitis (left) with media icons Nerida McPherson and Paul Best at the launch.

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Mark Sheppard brings a background in the health and wellness industry to The Wild Olive team.

Tomato, red onion, olive oil. The ability to enjoy the launch product with various foods was a highlight.

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Spanakopita is a personal favourite and was a compelling dish alongside the lamb.

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A highlight was Slow roasted lamb loin, melt in your mouth. 

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Kritharaki with seafood was a top notch dish as part of our Greek feasting.

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Charred cauliflower, broccoli florets provided a superb accompaniment to the lamb.

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One of the three products we sampled was the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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“The Wild Olive Early Harvest Olive Oil uses unripen olives harvested early in the season. Unripen olives are known to produce the highest levels of healthy antioxidants, delivered in a deliciously fruity yet bitter after taste often a sign of a high-quality oil. Early harvesting is not a normal practice in Australia.” “The Wild Olive uses early harvest olives. These are not readily available in Australia and are known to produce the highest levels of healthy antioxidants, delivered in a deliciously fruity and smooth finish.” “This means Early Harvest is perfect to drizzle over salads, crusty bread and fresh produce when dining with friends,” said Mr Karavitis.

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Journalist and style icon John Bozin (left) at the launch. Hellenic Museum was the perfect venue for The Wild Olive Early Harvest launch.

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It was also a thrill to experience the black bottle unique, signature, premium The Wild Olive Oil which is specifically designed for medicinal purposes.

The Wild Olive range only uses olives that thrive in the remote mountainous terrain of Ancient Greece and when pressed produce nutrient-dense oil high in polyphenol antioxidants. The polyphenol content recorded in The Wild Olive’s Early Harvest Olive Oil are significantly higher than the industry standard for health benefits* . “These naturally occurring antioxidants are essential for a healthy and balanced diet; improving digestion, cardio and skin health, and also providing anti-inflammatory benefits to help with joint pain,” said Mr Karavitis. “Furthermore, our Early Harvest Oil is produced using time honoured cold pressed methods resulting in a robust oil that is highly unique.

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Homemade Baklava was a sensational dessert to end our feasting celebration.

The Wild Olive’s products are also packaged using sustainable materials, including cardboard and recyclable Greek glass.

For optimum health, The Wild Olive also offers a premium signature monounsaturated Wild Olive Oil with the highest concentration of polyphenol antioxidants available in the Australian market and is taken daily as part of a morning healthcare routine.

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A memorable night and stunning product launch. Thanks to The Wild Olive, Romano Beck, Social Set Media and the Hellenic Museum for a superb launch.