Oliveti has many members groves and sales outlets dotted from Auckland right through to the Far North. To help visitors make the most of these gems we have put together our famous OLIVE OIL TRAIL.
Below you will see the map and contact details of those growers who are certified to sell Northlands superb Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO’s) and the truly sublime Fused (or Agrumato) Lemon Oils amongst others. If you are traveling through our region please take the time to call them and arrange a tasting session or meet up with them at any one of the many Farmers Markets in our areas.
By taking the time to visit these growers and sample these stunning oils you will then begin to understand the differences in flavour and intensity of the EVOO’s that are created by the land, the way the groves sit to the sun, the environment and of course the final decision taken by grower as to when they should harvest.
We have endeavored to have these details up to date but of course, we suggest that you phone ahead to confirm that the growers are at their groves.
Generally, our growers and processors love nothing more than explaining the real differences between local (fresher) and imported (older) oils and how those differences can have a huge impact on many food types and meals. They will also love to talk about the history of the olive and its health benefits.
Our emphasis is always going to be on the local Artisanal EVOOs as simply put we have very few groves that can even begin to be called big, in New Zealand. This means that our oils will almost always have more taste and fresh flavour than imported bulk brand Extra Virgin Olive Oils.