Olive oil in New Zealand

Everybody asked the same question : « olive oil made in New Zealand, are you sure ?! ». To really make sure, we travelled to the other end of the world, and met Matiatia Grove, Mount Grey Olives and Aquiferra, olive oil producers in various spots of the country. Here is what we saw and learned. AT A GLANCE Origin: XIXth century Production: 400 tons of olive … Continuer de lire Olive oil in New Zealand

Matiatia Grove – New Zealand

Farmer : Margaret & John Edwards Brand : Matiatia grove Date of settlement : 1991 Location : Waiheke, North Island, New Zealand Grove : 9 hectares, 1 000 trees Varieties : Frantoio, Koroneiki, Maraiolo, Pendolino, J-5 Harvest : from late april to early june, using electronic combs Productivity : 3 000 liters per year Other products : lemon and mandarine infused oils Particulars : own … Continuer de lire Matiatia Grove – New Zealand

Aquiferra – New Zealand

Farmer: Bob Marshall & Shona Thompson Brand : Aquiferra Date of settlement : 2001 Location : Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Grove : 650 trees over 4 hectares Varieties : Frantoio, Leccino, Koroneiki, Pictual, et some Manzanillo, Kalamata, Picholine Harvest : late-may, mechanical Productivity : 1 200 to 1 800 liters per year Other products : infused oils and table olives Curious about Hawke’s Bay … Continuer de lire Aquiferra – New Zealand

Mount Grey Olives – New Zealand

Farmer : John et Jan Dodgson Brand : Mount Grey Olives Settlement year : 2009 Location : Amberley, North Canterbury, New-Zealand Size of the grove : 7 hectares, 2000 trees Varieties : Leccino, Barnea, Frantoio, J-2, Manzanillo, Verdale Harvest : June ; partly mechanical and partly with electrical combs Production : an average 3.000 liters yearly Other products: infused oils, table olives, soaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1Nc7TR7aI&amp   … Continuer de lire Mount Grey Olives – New Zealand