Kensington B&B and ‘The Gorge’ Violet Town

Peter & Robena divide their lives between their family home ‘The Gorge’ a small farm near Violet Town & Kensington B&B.

Robena turns organically grown fruits and berries from our farm into jams and marmalades for Kensington B&B.

Peter is a builder who specialises in restorations, renovations and additions to inner Melbourne homes. Robena has retired from her position teaching Hospitality at TAFE to spend more time with guests at Kensington or tending the orchard, vegie patch, hens & olive grove at ‘The Gorge’.

Seasonal farm work includes jam and marmalade making for guests to enjoy and our annual olive harvest in May.


Plum: Plum Jam
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Cumquat: Cumquat Marmalade
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Lime: Lime Marmalade
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Fig: Fig Jam, Fig & Ginger Jam
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Feijoa: Feijoa Jam
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Olive Oil


Apricot: Apricot Jam
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Mulberry: Mulberry Jam
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'The Gorge' 1908 homestead
The Gorge’

1908 homestead Violet Town


Our olive grove produces both table olives and peppery organic oil.We host WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) who assist us with farm jobs, gardening and food preservation.In return WWOOFers get an Aussie cultural experience, seasonal homecooked meals, fabulous accommodation and up close and personal sightings of our naive animals. Depending on the season and local activities, they also get to enjoy a taste of regional Australia at the famous Violet Town Market on the 2ndSaturday of every month.Olive Oil is available in 250ml, 500ml and 750ml bottles.

Four bins 2,517 Kg olives off to the press.

Four bins 2,517 Kg olives off to the press.