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Olive oil and olives

Our olive grove consists mainly of the varieties leccino, frantoio and picual, with a few other varieties thrown in for good measure. Our oil is a blend of all these – with fortuitous results!

The olives are harvested in May. We are lucky to have friends and family who come to help. The trees are picked using both a hand-held mechanical harvester and traditional rakes which “comb” the fruit from the trees. We press the olives within 24 hours of picking to reduce any possibility of spoilage.

This year our trees gave us a bumper harvest. We now feel that we have sufficient oil to allow us to respond to requests for flavoured oils, in addition to our “unflavoured” 1st Press oil. We are offering two flavoured oils; lemon and fennel,garlic and basil. We look forward to your responses to these new products.

1st Press Olive Oil 2019 Harvest

1st Press Olive Oil

Estate grown and pressed.

2019 – a gold medal year to follow on from our three years of silver!  We are so proud!

Once again our oil has been certified as “extra virgin”, a mild oil with no defects. The judges in the Olives NZ annual awards made the following comments;  “Floral and fragrant, hint of citrus, very mild bitterness and pungency well balanced with the fruitiness, harmonious, delicate round finish.  Fruity nose, spicy flavours, cinnamon.  Mild warm long finish.”

We hope you enjoy our oil.

Prices: 250ml $15.00, 500ml $27.00

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Garlic and Basil flavoured Olive Oil

Garlic and Basil flavoured Olive Oil

Garlic and basil essential oils have been added to our 2019 1st Press Olive Oil to create the perfect dressing for those ripe summer tomatoes, to flavour bread for croutons, and to drizzle over roasted vegetable salads.  And we are sure you will find many other uses!

Available in 250ml bottles only. Price: $15.00.

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Lemon and Fennel flavoured Olive Oil

Lemon and Fennel flavoured Olive Oil

Lemon and sweet fennel essential oils have been added to our 2019 1st Press Olive Oil to create a lovely delicate seasoning for lightly steamed vegetables and for plainly grilled fish or chicken. Fast becoming a favourite in our household.

Available in 250ml bottles only. Price: $15.00.

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Table Olives

Table Olives

We keep some of our riper and largest olives to process for the table. They are fermented in a salt solution and then stored in a brine to which we add lemon and garlic. They are flavoursome, not overly salty, and have a good firm texture.
Packaged in a 285ml glass jar, 160g net weight olives.
Price: $7.00

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Olive Paste

Olive Paste

We blend our table olives with olive oil, homegrown garlic and fresh herbs to make a flavour filled paste. A tapenade without the anchovies and capers. Wonderful spread on bread, toast or biscuits and topped with tomato. A tasty addition to a pizza or pasta, and good served alongside simply cooked fish or chicken. Please note this product should be refrigerated.
Packaged in a 110ml glass jar. Net weight 95g.
Price: $10.00

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Macadamia Dukkah

Macadamia Dukkah

At last we have managed to beat our pigs to the macadamias! This is a traditional dukkah recipe - sesame, coriander, fennel, a little cumin, salt and pepper - great for a pre dinner dip with fresh bread and our olive oil. We have also been enjoying it as a light coating on tuna fillets before they are cooked. If you enjoy spicy flavours consider adding a few chilli flakes to the mix.
Packaged in screw topped clear 105ml glass jars - minimum net weight 50g.
Price $5.00

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