Moutohora Estate is a multi award winning olive grove situated in the sand dunes of Thornton, 15km west of Whakatane and 8 km southwards of Whale Island (Moutohora). In 2011 Moutohora Estate won the Supreme New Zealand Award of Best in Show.
We converted the previously existing vineyard gradually into an olive grove, now comprising of 800 olive trees. We started to produce olive oil solely in 2008.
The light sandy soils of the dunes, the gentle sea breeze and the high sunshine hours, together with the organic management of the grove, selective and careful hand pickings and immediate pressings are all attributes that have contributed to the high quality of the multiple award winning oils.
The olive grove is open to visitors by appointment only and our products are available in local retail outlets, markets and for order on line.
For more information please contact Gerrit or Wil Kruithoed.
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