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Olive oil and olives

Our olive grove consists mainly of the varieties leccino, frantoio and picual, with a few trees of other varieties thrown in for good measure!

The olives are generally harvested in early May, although the 2020 harvest was a little advanced.  The trees are picked using both hand-held mechanical harvesters and traditional rakes which “comb” the fruit from the trees.  We press the olives within 24hours of picking to reduce any possibility of spoilage.

This year the “Covid lockdown” meant that we had to pick our crop alone.  We harvested 2.5tonnes.  And this year we concentrated on picking and pressing the major varieties separately, enabling us to make two blends to display the different varietal characters.

We have had very favourable responses to the flavoured oils we introduced last year, and shall continue to produce them using just the mild leccino oil.

1st Press Olive Oil 2020 Harvest

1st Press Olive Oil

Estate grown and pressed.  Certified “extra virgin”.

 

Leccino Blend. A silver medal winner.  The judges in the Olives NZ annual awards made the following comments; “Confectionery, sweet fruit, olives, fresh herbs, tomato leaf, creamy nut, harmonious oil.”

Prices: 250ml $15.00, 500ml $27.00

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Picual Blend. Our gold medal winner!  Judges comments;  “Fennel, aniseed, floral notes – good intensity of aromas.  Good transfer to the palate.  Pungency that builds in balance with the fruit.  Good persistence.”

Prices: 250ml $17.00, 500ml $30.00

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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 2020 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 2020 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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