Toapin Rise Farm is an olive grove, farmstead and family business situated 170 kilometres east of Perth in the Wheatbelt and right next door to its’ namesake, Toapin Weir (approximately 5 kilometres north of Quairading, Western Australia).
Ros and Tarns (owners, sisters, farmers and olive oil lovers) personally host all visitors through their grove and olive oil tastings. Visitors get to wander through the olive trees and learn about how the trees are cared for, how the olives are harvested and how the trees are pruned. Many avid gardeners particularly love this part of the tour, because much of the tree care and pruning information can be applied to backyard gardens. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at harvesting olives and pruning trees – it might not sound fun, but they haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t start smiling as soon as the olive harvesting rake gets turned on!
Once you have wondered through the grove, they head back to their tasting area which offers the best views of the grove and surrounding farm vistas. Here they take visitors through an olive oil education, teach you how to identify extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and give you some ideas on how to use it, including some you may not have thought of or expect!