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Entries for the 2017 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards are now open and close on 15th September. For information please see:
2017 NZ EVOO Awards

2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

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Olives New Zealand and AGMARDT were pleased to announce the winners in the 2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards at the Awards Dinner held at Parliament – Grand Hall on Saturday 15th October.

Best in Show went to Robinsons Bay RB2, produced by Chris and Annette Moore of Akaroa. Pictured is Chris Moore receiving the Best in Show Trophy from the Awards Head Judge, Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa. This is the fourth time in five years that Robinsons Bay has won this prestigious award.

Best Boutique went to Rockbottom Grove Picual and Best Flavoured Oil went to Juno Olives Blood Orange Olive Oil.

Best In Show – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay RB2 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
 
Best in Boutique – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Rockbottom Grove Picual Malcolm & Susan Nowill Wairarapa
 
Best Flavoured Oil
Flavoured Citrus Juno Blood Orange Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
 
Best in Class Winners 2016
Best in Class – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Moutohora Estate Piqual Gerrit and Wil Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Boutique Medium – Blends Woodside Bay Extra Virgin Olive Oil John and Angela Goodwin Waiheke
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Bella Olea Picual Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Left Field Olives Barnea Blend Colin and Di Hadley Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Rockbottom Grove Picual Malcolm & Susan Nowill Wairarapa
Best in Class – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay RB2 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Old French Road Manzanilla Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Viaduct Frantoio Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Commercial Mild – Blends Kapiti Koroneiki/Frantoio David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Blends Oil Makers Blend Bruce McCallum Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Loopline Leccino Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Best in Class – Flavoured Olive Oil
Flavoured Citrus Juno Blood Orange Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Juno Rosemary Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
 
Gold Medal Winners 2016
Gold – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Moutohora Estate Piqual Gerrit and Wil Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Boutique Medium – Blends Woodside Bay Extra Virgin Olive Oil John and Angela Goodwin Waiheke
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Bella Olea Picual Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Left Field Barnea Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Rockbottom Grove Picual Malcolm & Susan Nowill Wairarapa
 
Gold – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay RB2 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Old French Road Manzanilla Jan Whyte and Niall Holland Canterbury
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Viaduct Frantoio Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Commercial Mild – Blends Kapiti Koroneiki/Frantoio David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Weka Frantoio Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives J5 Graham & Stephanie McMullan Northland
Commercial Intense – Blends Oil Makers Blend Bruce McCallum Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Juno Frantoio Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Loopline Leccino Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
 
Gold – Flavoured
Flavoured Citrus Juno Blood Orange Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Juno Rosemary Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Flavoured Citrus Leafyridge Kaffir Lime Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
 
Silver Medal Winners 2016
Silver – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
 Boutique Intense – Blends Ti Point Shane Anderson Auckland
Boutique Mild – Blends Mystery Valley Produce David Hendesron and Patsy Taylor Bay of Plenty
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Waipara Groves Koroneiki Malcolm & Sally McKenzie Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Waipara Groves Leccino Malcolm & Sally McKenzie Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Telegraph Hill Kalamata Geoff Crawford Hawkes Bay
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Frantoio Paul Stephens Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Picholene Paul Stephens Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Rata Olives Frantoio Hamilton and Gaylene McConachy Kapiti
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Otamatea Olives Picholene John & Anne Summerhays Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives Frantoio Graham & Stephanie McMullan Northland
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Greytown Gold Special Reserve Richard & Julie Winder Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Olive2Oil Grove Blend Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Dali Picual Ross Vintiner and Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Juno Picholene Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Juno Picual Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Olive2Oil Leccino Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal River Grove Chemali Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal White Rock Pendolino Jenny & Ray Lilley Wairarapa
 
Silver – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Salumeria Fontana HNM Greg Scopas Auckland
Commercial Mild – Blends Moutohora Estate Grove Blend Gerrit and Wil Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Moutohora Estate Koroneiki Gerrit and Wil Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay RB1 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Blends Clements Estate Robin & Sue Clements Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Blends Aquiferra Extra Virgin Olive Oil Shona Thompson and Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Kapiti Frantoio/Leccino David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Koroneiki Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Otamatea Olives Frantoio John & Anne Summerhays Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Otamatea Olives Koroneiki John & Anne Summerhays Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Rata Olives Leccino Hamilton and Gaylene McConachy Kapiti
Commercial Mild – Blends 2016 Kina Haus Blend Wayne & Nini Wooff Nelson
Commercial Mild – Blends Kakarki Olives Helen & John Dunlop Nelson
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Tasman Bay Olives Frantoio Roger Armstrong Nelson
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Tasman Bay Olives Leccino Roger Armstrong Nelson
Commercial Medium – Blends Weka Leccino/Frantoio Blend Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Weka Koroneiki Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Weka Leccino Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Mild – Blends Olives on the Hill Grove Blend Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Commercial Medium – Blends Oliven am Meer/Manu Kōrihi/Strathview Olives Julie Mays Northland
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal New Zealand Fresh -TB Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Commercial Medium – Blends number 29 Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Commercial Intense – Blends Man o’ War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Commercial Mild – Blends OLEA Naturae (2016/01) Charles & Kay Chinnaiyah Wairarapa
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Olive Black Leccino Richard Nga Wai Chiu Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Grove Blend Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends OLEA Naturae (2016/02) Charles & Kay Chinnaiyah Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Dali Frantoio Ross Vintiner and Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Leafyridge Frantoio Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Loopline Picual Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Olive Black Frantoio Richard Nga Wai Chiu Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Atutahi Barnea Blend Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Molive Gold Mike & Joy Cooper Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Olivo Estate Helen & John Meehan Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Olivo Tuscan Estate Helen & John Meehan Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Ponticello Harvest Blend Bruce and Linda Sollitt Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Bella Olea Barnea Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Juno Leccino Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal River Grove Frantoio Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
 
Silver – Flavoured
Flavoured Citrus Bella Olea Lemon Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Flavoured Citrus Juno Lemon Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Flavoured Citrus Leafyridge Limone Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Smoked Manuka Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
 
Bronze Medal Winners 2016
Bronze – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal The Giving Trees Pamela Theakston Auckland
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Southlea Olives Leccino 1716 Peter & Frances Baylis Canterbury
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Waipara Groves Barnea Malcolm & Sally McKenzie Canterbury
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Aquiferra Koroneiki Shona Thompson and Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Boutique Medium – Blends Old Hautere Road Paul & Anne Barnett Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Blends Rata Blend Hamilton and Gaylene McConachy Kapiti
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Two Black Dogs Koroneiki Nicky Beatson and Graham Brown Northland
Boutique Medium – Blends Bella Olea Grove Blend Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Bella Olea Koroneiki Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Bella Olea Leccino Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Juno Koroneiki Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
 
Bronze – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Duck Creek Rd Blend Derek and Sally Holland Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Duck Creek Rd Frantoio/J5 Derek and Sally Holland Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Salumeria Fontana HNY Greg Scopas Auckland
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Goose Creek Koroneiki Anne Batley Auckland
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Salumeria Fontana HN2 Greg Scopas Auckland
Commercial Mild – Blends Terrace Edge Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bruce & Jill Chapman Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Old French Road Kalamata Jan Whyte and Niall Holland Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Old French Road Frantoia Jan Whyte and Niall Holland Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Southlea Olives Leccino 1816 Peter & Frances Baylis Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Blends Dunford Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil Jocelyn Black & Sandy Robinson Central Otago
Commercial Mild – Blends 100% Kiwi New Zealand John Arthur Hawkes Bay
Commercial Mild – Blends Esk Valley EVOO David & Gillian Bate Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Owahanga Extra Virgin Olive Oil Aohanga Incorporation Hawkes Bay
Commercial Mild – Blends Gabbani Tuscan Blend Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Kapiti Leccino/Picual David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Noble Estate Mission Rob and Tricia Noble-Beasley Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Blends EPF Ltd Blend 2016 Barbara Ebner Nelson
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Ascolano Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Frantoio Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Two Black Dogs Ascolano Nicky Beatson and Graham Brown Northland
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Leafyridge Leccino Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Dali Coupage Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Atutahi Frantoio/Leccino Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Bella Olea Estate Blend Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Blue Earth Mike & Margaret Hanson Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Left Field Tuscan Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends River Grove South Grove Blend Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Wairarapa Gold Rona Huggins Wairarapa
 
Bronze – Flavoured
Flavoured Citrus Aquiferra Mandarin Shona Thompson and Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Other Aquiferra Garlic Shona Thompson and Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Other Aquiferra Herbs de Provence Shona Thompson and Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Citrus Noble Estate Kaffir Lime Rob and Tricia Noble-Beasley Kapiti
Flavoured Citrus Juno Lime Olive Oil Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Flavoured Citrus Leafyridge Lime Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Chilli and Lime Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Festive Spice Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Sundried Tomato Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
       
Best Processor 2016
  The Olive Press Ltd   Wairarapa
       
Best Label 2016
  Greytown Olives Ltd Richard and Julie Winder Wairarapa
       
  Pioneer Award    
  Mike Ponder Marlborough  
       
2015 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

 

 

Olives New Zealand and AGMARDT were pleased to announce the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards at the Awards Dinner held in Wellington on Saturday 3rd October.

Best in Show went to Robinsons Bay Grove Blend, produced by Chris and Annette Moore of Akaroa.  Pictured are Chris and Annette and Head Judge, Peter Olson, with the Best in Show Trophy. 

Best Boutique went to Man o’War from Waiheke Island and Best Flavoured Oil went to Juno Olives from Wairarapa.

Best In Show – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 2015 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
The judges said “This oil has tastes of banana, melon and good black pepper. It is a very well-balanced oil on the nose and palate.”
Best in Boutique – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Medium – Blends Man o’ War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
The judges said “This oil has tastes of cloves and cut grass. A highly complex yet harmonious oil.”
Best Flavoured Oil – Flavoured (Flavoured Olive Oil)
Flavoured Citrus Juno Olives Lemon Agrumato Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
The judges said “This lemon flavoured oil has a clean fresh lemon aroma and is true to type. It will be a great enhancement to many dishes.”
Best in Class Winners 2015
Best in Class – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Simunovich Koroneiki Johnathan Smith Auckland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Old French Road Manzanilla Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Frantoio Paul Stephens Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Blends Man o’ War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Boutique Intense – Blends Wairarapa Gold Rona Huggins Wairarapa
Best in Class – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Simunovich Frantoio Johnathan Smith Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 2015 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Blends number 29 Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picholene Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Best in Class – Flavoured (Flavoured Olive Oil)
Flavoured Citrus Juno Olives Lemon Agrumato Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Gold Medal Winners 2015
Gold – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Simunovich Koroneiki Johnathan Smith Auckland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Old French Road Manzanilla Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Frantoio Paul Stephens Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Blends Man o’ War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Boutique Intense – Blends Wairarapa Gold Rona Huggins Wairarapa
Gold – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Simunovich Natural Johnathan Smith Auckland
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Simunovich Frantoio Johnathan Smith Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 2015 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Blends number 29 Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picholene Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Gold – Flavoured (Flavoured Olive Oil)
Flavoured Citrus Juno Olives Lemon Agrumato Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Silver Medal Winners 2015
Silver – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Medium – Blends Salumeria Fontana HNY Greg Scopas Auckland
Boutique Intense – Blends Moutohora Grove Blend Gerrit Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Aquiferra Koroneiki Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Rata Olive Oil Hamilton and Gaylene McConachy Kapiti
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Noble Estate Rob and Tricia Noble-Beasley Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal  Two Black Dogs Nicky Beatson and Graham Brown Northland
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Frantoio Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives Graham & Stephanie McMullan Northland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Oliven am Meer/Manu Kōrihi/Strathview Olives Koru Olives Northland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Putiki Bay Koroneiki Rhys & Annette Thomas Waiheke
Boutique Medium – Blends Juno Olive Oil Leccino Blend Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Blends Left Field Tuscan Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal River Grove Koroneiki Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Atutahi Barnea Blend Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Blue Earth Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mike & Margaret Hanson Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Fantail Grove Sevilo Blend Margot MacGillivray Richard Schofield Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Olive2Oil Grove Blend Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Atutahi Leccino Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Dali Frantoio Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Dali Picual Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Silver – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Mild – Blends Aquiferra Extra Virgin Olive Oil Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Viaduct Frantoio Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Kapiti Frantoio/Leccino David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Blends Kapiti Leccino/Picual/Koroneiki David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Gabbani Koroneiki Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Kakariki Olives/Oriwa Blend Helen & John Dunlop Nelson
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal ELOVI Frantoio Roger Armstrong Nelson
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Weka Koroneiki Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Kina Haus Frantoio Wayne & Nini Wooff Nelson
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Frantoio/Leccino Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Grove Blend Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Molive Gold Mike & Joy Cooper Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Olivo Extra Virgin Helen & John Meehan Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Juno Olive Oil Manzanillo Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal River Grove Frantoio Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Silver – Flavoured (Flavoured Olive Oil)
Flavoured Other Telegraph Hill Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime & Chilli Geoff Crawford Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Roasted Garlic Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Bronze Medal Winners 2015
Bronze – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Old French Road Kalamata Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Kina Haus Koroneiki Wayne & Nini Wooff Nelson
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Kina Haus Leccino Wayne & Nini Wooff Nelson
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal  Boundary Gardens Elizabeth & Ian Fletcher Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends D’Arc Grove Grove Blend Peter & Kay Goldfinch Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Blends Left Field Barnea Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Bronze – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Blends Salumeria Fontana HNT Greg Scopas Auckland
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Viaduct Leccino Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Telegraph Hill Medium Intensity Geoff Crawford Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Gabbani Tuscan Blend Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Weka Frantoio/Leccino Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal ELOVI Leccino Roger Armstrong Nelson
Commercial Medium – Blends Dali Select Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Leafyridge Leccino Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Bronze – Flavoured (Flavoured Olive Oil)
Flavoured Other Aquiferra Infused Herbs de Provence Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Other Aquiferra Infused Lime & Thai Chilli Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Flavoured Citrus Manu Kōrihi/Oliven am Meer/Strathview Olives Koru Olives Northland
Flavoured Citrus Leafyridge Lime Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Caramelised Onion Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Chilli/Lime Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Flavoured Other Leafyridge Tuscan Blend Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
       
Other Awards
Best Processor The Olive Press Ltd   Wairarapa
Best Label number 29   Waiheke Island

2014 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Olives New Zealand, GEA Westfalia and AGMARDT were pleased to announce the winners in the 2014 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards at the Awards Dinner held at Parliament, Wellington on Saturday 4th October.

Best in Show went to Loopline Olives of Wairarapa, owned by Mark and Kate Bunny, with their Loopline Picholene. Pictured at left, receiving the Andy Rosanowski Best in Show Trophy, are Kate Bunny, Head Judge Franca Camurati and Mark Bunny.

Best in Boutique went to Old French Road of Canterbury, owned by Jan Whyte and Niall Holland, with their Old French Road Blend.

Best In Show – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picholene Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Judges comment: Has a striking grassy and herbaceous aroma. Well balanced on the nose and palate.
Best in Boutique – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Intense – Blends Old French Road Blend Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Judges comment: Grassy, herbs aroma with a sweet fruit and caramel finish. Well balanced on the nose and palate.
Best in Class Winners 2014
Best in Class – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Intense – Blends Old French Road Blend Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Old French Road Frantoio Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Boutique Medium – Blends River Grove South Grove Blend Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Olive2Oil Frantoio Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Best in Class – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Mild – Blends Moutohora Grove Blend Gerrit Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Kilrae Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robin & Margaret Irwin Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picholene Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Gold Medal Winners 2014
Gold – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Intense – Blends Old French Road Blend Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Old French Road Frantoio Jan Whyte & Niall Holland Canterbury
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Lusatori Koroneiki Roger & Sally Woolhouse Marlborough
Boutique Medium – Blends River Grove South Grove Blend Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Olive2Oil Frantoio Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal White Rock Pendolino Jenny & Ray Lilley Wairarapa
Gold – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Virtuo Nocellara Medium Ross & Margaret Legh Auckland
Commercial Mild – Blends Moutohora Grove Blend Gerrit Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Kilrae Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Robin & Margaret Irwin Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picholene Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal River Grove Frantoio Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Silver Medal Winners 2014
Silver – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Moutohora Koroneiki Gerrit Kruithoed Bay of Plenty
Boutique Medium – Blends Southlea Olives Peter & Frances Baylis Canterbury
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Gabbani Frantoio Paul Stephens Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Blends End Farm Olives Andy Cross Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Blends Old Hautere Road Extra Virgin Olive Oil Paul & Anne Barnett Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Edgeriver Leccino Hamilton and Gaylene McConachy Kapiti
Boutique Intense – Blends Patria Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil Karen & Paul Anderson Kapiti
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Weka Koroneiki Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
Boutique Medium – Blends Arapiak Olive Estate Italian Blend Kay McKelvie & John O’Leary Northland
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives Leccino Graham & Stephanie McMullan Northland
Boutique Intense – Blends Kowhai Close Frantoio/J5 Joyce & Guy Camilleri Waiheke
Boutique Mild – Blends Atutahi Barnea Blend Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Boutique Mild – Blends Rockbottom Grove Malcolm & Susan Nowill Wairarapa
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal River Grove Leccino Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Blends Bella Olea Estate Blend Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Blends Boundary Gardens Peony Grove 2014 Elizabeth & Ian Fletcher Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Blends Left Field Barnea Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Fantail Grove Leccino M MacGillivray R Schofield Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal White Rock Olives Picual Jenny & Ray Lilley Wairarapa
Boutique Intense – Single Varietal Dali Frantoio Ross Vintiner & Andrea  Stewart Wairarapa
Silver – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Mild – Blends Matakana Smooth Michael Mann Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends River Estate Tuscan Blend Barry Wade Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Simunovich Extra Virgin Olive Oil Johnathan Smith Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Virtuo Medium Blend Ross & Margaret Legh Auckland
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Simunovich Frantoio Johnathan Smith Auckland
Commercial Intense – Blends Virtuo Robust Ross & Margaret Legh Auckland
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal River Estate Frantoio Barry Wade Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Robinsons Bay Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Waipara Groves Barnea Anthony & Cindy Millar Canterbury
Commercial Intense – Blends Matapiro Estate Intense John Arthur Hawkes Bay
Commercial Medium – Blends Gabbani Tuscan Blend Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Kapiti Frantoio/Leccino David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Kapiti Leccino/Picual David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends Solive Tuscany Blend David & Michele Lack Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Gabbani Koroneiki Paul Stephens Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Noble Estate Mission Rob and Tricia Noble-Beasley Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Solive Frantoio David & Michele Lack Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Solive Leccino David & Michele Lack Kapiti
Commercial Medium – Blends ELOVI Roger Armstrong Nelson
Commercial Medium – Blends Kakariki Olives Helen & John Dunlop Nelson
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Frantoio Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Commercial Intense – Blends Oliven am Meer/Strathview Olives/Manu Kōrihi Julie Mays Northland
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives J5 Graham & Stephanie McMullan Northland
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Man o’ War Verdale Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Commercial Mild – Single Varietal Loopline Olives Picual Mark & Kate Bunny Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Atutahi Frantoio/Leccino Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Blue Earth Extra Virgn Olive Oil Mike & Margaret Hanson Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Frantoio/Leccino Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Grove Blend Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Leafyridge Leccino/Picual Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Left Field Tuscan Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Blends Olivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil Helen & John Meehan Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Dali Picual Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Commercial Medium – Single Varietal Leafyridge Frantoio Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Dali Select Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Blends Molive Gold Mike & Joy Cooper Wairarapa
Commercial Intense – Single Varietal Bella Olea Leccino Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Bronze Medal Winners 2014
Bronze – Boutique (30 Litres to 249 Litres)
Boutique Mild – Single Varietal Olive2Oil Leccino Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Boutique Medium – Single Varietal Juno Olive Oil Leccino Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Bronze – Commercial (250 Litres and above)
Commercial Mild – Blends Salumeria Fontana HNY Greg Scopas Auckland
Commercial Mild – Blends Virtuo Mild Ross & Margaret Legh Auckland
Commercial Medium – Blends Lusatori Blend Roger & Sally Woolhouse Marlborough
Commercial Medium – Blends Weka Leccino/Frantoio Blend Laraine and Peter Rothenberg Nelson
       
Special Awards 2014
Best Processor The Olive Press Ltd   Wairarapa
Best Label Juno Olives Ian and Karen Juno Wairarapa
 
2013 NEW ZEALAND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AWARDS 

Best in Show 2013

 

Olives New Zealand, GEA Westfalia and AGMARDT are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards. The Awards were presented at the Awards Dinner held at the Sudima Airport Hotel, Christchurch on Saturday 28th September.

 

Chris and Annette Moore took out the Supreme Award with their Robinson’s Bay Grove Blend, for the second year in succession. Pictured at left is the Head Judge, Sue Langstaff from California, presenting the Best in Show Trophy to Chris and Annette.

Best In Show – (Commercial – 100 Litres and above of Production)
Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 0113 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Judges comment:  “Has a striking green herb aroma, balanced on nose and palate, ripe fruit flavours, a real beauty”.
Best in Boutique 2013 (30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
Juno Koroneiki Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Judges comment:   “Aromas of fig leaf, olive leaf and artichoke. Good balance with a warm finish”.
Best in Class Winners 2013
Best in Class – (Commercial – 100 Litres and above of Production)
Parkhill Olives – Delicate Ross & Margie Legh Auckland
Moutohora Picual Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 0113 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Old French Road Blend Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Weka Koroneiki Laraine Rothenberg Nelson
Dali Picual Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Gold Medal Winners 2013
Gold – (Commercial – 100 Litres and above of Production)
Parkhill Olives – Delicate Ross & Margie Legh Auckland
Moutohora Picual Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Robinsons Bay Grove Blend 0113 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Old French Road Blend Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Aquiferra Blend Shona Thompson Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Gabbani Olives Frantoio Paul Stephens Kapiti
Weka Koroneiki Laraine Rothenberg Nelson
Man O’War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Blue Earth Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mike & Margaret Hanson Wairarapa
Boundary Gardens Olive Oil Elizabeth & Ian Fletcher Wairarapa
Dali Picual Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Silver Medal Winners 2013
Silver – (Boutique – 30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
Doubtless Bay Olive Oil Graham & Stephanie McMullan Auckland
Bella Olea Barnea Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Left Field Barnea Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Juno Koroneiki Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Juno Picual Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Silver – (Commercial – 100 Litres and above of Production)
Matakana Olive Co-op Grove Blend Matakana Olive Co-op Auckland
Parkhill Medium Ross & Margie Legh Auckland
Simunovich Natural Jonathan Lovatt Auckland
Matakana Olive Co-op Frantoio Matakana Olive Co-op Auckland
Simunovich Frantoio Jonathan Lovatt Auckland
Parkhill Olives – Intense Ross & Margie Legh Auckland
Moutohora Grove Blend Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Moutohora Koroneiki Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Old French Road Manzanillo Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Clements Estate Robin & Sue Clements Canterbury
Old French Road Kalamata Jan & Niall Whyte, Holland Canterbury
Esk Valley Frantoio Rod & Gail Harford Hawkes Bay
Shed B Koroneiki Grant & Pam O’Donnell Hawkes Bay
Viaduct Frantoio Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Viaduct Leccino Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Esk Valley Picual Rod & Gail Harford Hawkes Bay
Gabbani Olives Tuscan Blend Paul Stephens Kapiti
Kapiti Olives Frantoio/Leccino David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Kapiti Olives Leccino/Picual David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Noble Estate Rob and Tricia Noble-Beasley Kapiti
Solive – Frantoio David & Michele Lack Kapiti
Gabbani Olives Koroneiki Paul Stephens Kapiti
Oriwa Extra Virgin Olive Oil Helen & John Dunlop Nelson
Elovi Roger Armstrong Nelson
Kakariki Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Helen & John Dunlop Nelson
Weka Frantoio/Leccino Laraine Rothenberg Nelson
Cable Bay Margaret & John Edwards Waiheke
Number 29 Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Juno Manzanillo Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Atutahi Barnea Blend Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Atutahi Frantoio/Leccino Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Dali Select Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Kilrae Olives Tuscan Blend Robin & Margaret Irwin Wairarapa
Left Field Tuscan Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Molive Gold Mike & Joy Cooper Wairarapa
Olea Naturae Charles & Kay Chinnaiyah Wairarapa
Olive2Oil B045 Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Olivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil Helen & John Meehan Wairarapa
Rockbottom Grove Malcolm & Susan Nowill Wairarapa
Juno Leccino Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
River Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Wairarapa Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rona Huggins Wairarapa
Bronze Medal Winners 2013
Bronze – (Boutique – 30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
End Farm Olives Andy Cross Kapiti
Bella Olea Leccino Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Bronze – (Commercial – 100 Litres and above of Production)
Southlea Olives Peter & Frances Baylis Canterbury
Esk Valley Leccino Rod & Gail Harford Hawkes Bay
Shed B Leccino Grant & Pam O’Donnell Hawkes Bay
Shed B Picholene Grant & Pam O’Donnell Hawkes Bay
Shed B Picual Grant & Pam O’Donnell Hawkes Bay
Matapiro Estate Blends – Intense John Arthur Hawkes Bay
Lallybrook Estate Suzanne & Andrew Ashby Kapiti
Solive – Leccino David & Michele Lack Kapiti
Olives on the Hill Grove Blend Chris and Linda Smith Northland
     
Special Awards 2013
Matapiro Estate Blends John Arthur Hawkes Bay
Canterbury Olive Processors Ltd   Canterbury
The Olive Press Ltd   Wairarapa


2012 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

 

 

Best in Show 2012

Olives New Zealand GEA Westfalia are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards. The Awards were presented at the Awards Dinner held at the Brentwood Hotel, Wellington on Saturday 30th September.

Chris and Annette Moore, pictured with the Best in Show Trophy, took out the Supreme Award with their Robinson’s Bay Grove Blend .

 

 

Best In Show – Commercial  (100 Litres and above of Production)
Medium Blend Robinsons Bay GB0112 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Judges’ comments: “This is a full bodied olive oil, elegant with a warm finish and well balanced. Great olive aroma with hints of artichoke, herbs and pomegrate.”

Best in Boutique 2012
Best in Boutique – Boutique  (30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
Medium Blend McGiven Valley Christopher & Heather Seel Auckland
Judges’s comments: “A big oil, intense and herby with good balance and a little sweetness.”
Best in Class Winners 2012
Best in Class – Commercial  (100 Litres and above of Production)
Medium Blend Robinsons Bay GB0112 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Gold Medal Winners 2012
Gold – Commercial  (100 Litres and above of Production)
Medium Blend Robinsons Bay GB0112 Chris & Annette Moore Canterbury
Silver Medal Winners 2012
Silver – Boutique  (30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
Light Single Varietal Putiki Bay Olive Grove – Picual Rhys & AJ Thomas Waiheke
Medium Blend McGiven Valley Christopher & Heather Seel Auckland
Medium Blend Dali Select Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Medium Blend Left Field Tuscan Blend Colin & Diane Hadley Wairarapa
Medium Blend MAD Extra Virgin Olive Oil Leanne French & Greg Keith Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Olive2Oil Frantoio Rod & Elaine Corlett Wairarapa
Silver – Commercial  (100 Litres and above of Production)
Light Blend Moutohora Grove Blend Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Light Blend Moutohora Picual, Koroneiki Blend Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Light Single Varietal Divinity Frantoio Michael & Leanne Chinnery Northland
Medium Blend Kowhai Close Blend #002 Joyce & Guy Camilleri Waiheke
Medium Blend Kowhai Close Frantoio #001 Joyce & Guy Camilleri Waiheke
Medium Blend Man o’ War Charmaine Maitland Waiheke
Medium Blend Matiatia Grove Frantoio, Koroneiki Margaret & John Edwards Waiheke
Medium Single Varietal Cable Bay Frantoio Margaret & John Edwards Waiheke
Intense Blend Matiatia Grove Koroneiki, Frantoio Margaret & John Edwards Waiheke
Bronze Medal Winners 2012
Bronze – Boutique  (30 Litres to 99 Litres of Production)
Light Blend Juno Olive Oil Mediterranean Blend Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Medium Blend Atutahi Barnea Blend Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives Leccino Graham & Stephanie McMullan Auckland
Medium Single Varietal Aquiferra Koroneiki Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Medium Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Ascolano Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Medium Single Varietal Bella olea Leccino Chris and Hilary Penman Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Juno Olive Oil Leccino Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa
Intense Single Varietal Dali Picual Ross Vintiner & Andrea Stewart Wairarapa
Bronze – Commercial  (100 Litres and above of Production)
Light Single Varietal Goose Creek Koroneiki Chris Piper & Anne Batley Auckland
Light Single Varietal Moutohora Leccino Kanuka Forest Wines Ltd Bay of Plenty
Medium Blend Cellini Gold Ross & Margie Legh Auckland
Medium Blend Number 29 extra virgin Olive Oil Grahame Taylor Waiheke
Medium Blend Simunovich Natural 12/02 Peter Simunovich Auckland
Medium Blend Aquiferra Blend Shona Thompson & Bob Marshall Hawkes Bay
Medium Blend Kapiti Frantoio/Leccino David & Helen Walshaw Kapiti
Medium Blend Elovi Roger Armstrong Nelson
Medium Blend Ocean View Olive Estate Frantoio Blend Julie Mays Northland
Medium Blend Atutahi Frantoio Leccino Peter & Ruth Graham Wairarapa
Medium Blend Molive Gold Mike & Joy Cooper Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives J5 Graham & Stephanie McMullan Auckland
Medium Single Varietal Simunovich Frantoio 12/01 Peter Simunovich Auckland
Medium Single Varietal Simunovich Frantoio 12/03 Peter Simunovich Auckland
Medium Single Varietal Viaduct Leccino Christopher Crompton-Smith & Ross Bell Hawkes Bay
Medium Single Varietal Olives on the Hill Frantoio Chris and Linda Smith Northland
Best Label
Juno Olives   Karen & Ian Juno Wairarapa

Pictured left is Ian Juno receiving the mrlabels Best Label Award from Jo Holmes of Arthur Homes Ltd.

Picture right, with the COSPAK Best Boutique Trophy, is Heather Seel from McGiven Valley and Alison van Winkel from COSPAK.

 

 

 


2011 Olives New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Best In Show – Moutohora Grove Blend

Gerrit and Wil Kruithoed; Moutohora Grove; Bay of Plenty.

Judges comments: ” Nutty, olive leafy, spciy and well balanced. Hints of other mature fruit and fresh walnut”

Best in Class 2011

         
    Best In Class – Boutique    
     50-99 Litres of production    
         
Medium Blend Huangarua Olives Diana and Jamie Reid   Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives – Variety J5 Stephanie and Graham McMullan   Far North
Intense Single Varietal Juno Olives -Variety Picual Ian and Karen Juno – Juno Olives   Wairarapa
         
    Best in Class Commercial  Judges Comments  
    100 litres and above of production    
         
Light Blend Moutohora Grove Blend Gerrit Kruithoed of Moutohora Estate – Whakatane Nutty, olive leafy, spicy and well balanced. Hints of other mature fruit and fresh walnut Eastern Bay of Plenty
Light Single Variety Moutohora “I Love You Extra Virgin” EVOO –  Picual Gerrit Kruithoed of Moutohora Estate – Whakatane Good balance of intensity, nuttiness, fruitiness, pepperiness with a long finish. Harmonius on the palate, clean finish Eastern Bay of Plenty
Medium Blend Olea Naturae Charles Chinnaiyah  of Olea Estate – Featherston More subtly balanced, some green fruit (apple and gooseberry), elegant with pepper finish Wairapapa
Medium Single Variety La Casa Toscana – Manzanillo Jan Whyte and Niall Holland of La Casa Toscana – Akaroa, Canterbury Big banana aromas, tropical, secondary grassiness. Good complexity and persistency Canterbury
Intense Blend Matiatia Grove Margaret Edwards of The Waiheke Olive Oil Company – Waiheke Island Nutty grassy aroma. Good complexity & excellent persistency. Waiheke Island
Intense Single Variety La Casa Toscana – Kalamata Jan Whyte and Niall Holland of La Casa Toscana – Akaroa, Canterbury Banana and tropical fruits, olive leaf, sweet and piquant. Good amount of pungency Canterbury

 

Gold Medals 2011

  Boutique (50-99l)    
Light Blend      
Light Single Variety      
Medium Blend Willowstream Limited Huangarua Olives Wairarapa
Medium Blend Left Field Olives Left Field Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives J5 Northland
Intense Single Varietal Juno Olives Picual Wairarapa
       
       
  Commercial (100l+)    
Light Blend Matapiro Olives (2008) Ltd Matapiro Estate Subtle Hawke’s Bay
Light Blend The Dry Olive The Dry Olive Marlborough
Light Blend Moutohora “I Love You Extra Virgin” EVOO Moutohora Grove Blend Bay of Plenty
Light Single Variety Moutohora “I Love You Extra Virgin” EVOO Frantoio Bay of Plenty
Light Single Variety Moutohora “I Love You Extra Virgin” EVOO Piqual Bay of Plenty
Medium Blend Atutahi Atutahi Barnea Blend Wairarapa
Medium Blend Kapiti Olives Ltd Kapiti Olives Kapiti
Medium Blend Olea Estate Olea Nature Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Lusatori Lusatori- Koroneiki Marlborough
Medium Single Varietal La Casa Toscana Manzanillo Canterbury
Intense Blend The Waiheke Olive Oil Company Matiatia Grove Waiheke Island
Intense Single Variety La Casa Toscana Kalamata Canterbury
       

 

Silver Medals 2011

  Boutique (50-99l)    
Medium Blend Seel Family Trust McGivern Valley Auckland
Medium Blend Tauherenikau Olives Olive2Oil Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal GR & CL McKay Springbank – Barnea Wairarapa
       
  Commercial (100l+)    
Light Blend Esk Valley Olives & Oils Esk Valley Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay
Light Blend Robinsons Bay Olives Robinsons Bay Canterbury
Light Blend Robinsons Bay Olives Robinsons Bay Canterbury
Light Single Varietal Wells Grove Estate River Estate Leccino Auckland
Light Single Varietal Divinity Olives Frantoio Northland
Light Single Varietal Divinity Olives Leccino Northland
Medium Blend Matakana Olive Co-op Coast Blend Northland
Medium Blend Matakana Olive Co-op Valley Blend Northland
Medium Blend Olivo Olivo Estate Extra Virgin Blend Wairarapa
Medium Blend Waimarama Olives Waimarama Olives Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Matapiro Olives (2008) Ltd Matapiro Estate Smooth Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Matapiro Olives (2008) Ltd Matapiro Gold Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Ridgeway Olives Ltd Grove Blend Wairarapa
Medium Blend Tasman Bay Olives Ltd Elovi Nelson
Medium Blend Martinborough Art Dept Ltd MAD Extra Virgin Olive Oil Wairarapa
Medium Blend Poverty Gully Olives Poverty Gully Central Otago
Medium Blend Atutahi Atutahi- Frantoio Leccino Wairarapa
Medium Blend Kapiti Olives Kapiti – Frantoio Leccino Blend Kapiti
Medium Blend Anitpode Anitpode Marlborough
Medium Blend Oriwa Grove Wairarapa Gold Wairarapa
Medium Blend Nelson Olives 2007 Ltd Oriwa Nelson
Medium Single Varietal Bella Olea Bella Olea Barnea Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Graval Estates Ltd Valoria Minerva Canterbury
Medium Single Varietal Viaduct Olives Viaduct Hawke’s Bay
Medium Single Varietal Juno Olives Leccino Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal Tasman Bay Olives Ltd Elovi Old Coach Special Nelson
Medium Single Varietal Tasman Bay Olives Ltd Elovi  – Frantoio Nelson
Medium Single Varietal Tasman Bay Olives Ltd Elovi – Leccino Nelson
Medium Single Varietal Shed B Olive Oil Picual Hawke’s Bay
Medium Single Varietal Stone Valley Grove Stone Valley Koroneiki Wairarapa
Medium Single Varietal La Casa Toscana Frantoio Canterbury
Intense Blend Lusatori Lusatori Marlborough
Intense Blend Matapiro Olives (2008) Ltd Matapiro Estate Intense Hawke’s Bay
Intense Single Varietal River Grove Leccino Wairarapa

Bronze Medals 2011

Bronze Medal Awards    
Boutique (50-99l)    
Medium Blend Left Field Olives Left Field Olives Wairapapa
Medium Single Juno Olives Juno Olives – Frantoio Wairapapa
       
       
       
Commercial (100l+)    
Light Blend Rockhaven Estate Rockhaven Estate Blend North Auckland
Light Single Varietal Wellsgrove Estate River Estate Frantoio Auckland
Medium Blend Kilrae Olives Kilrae Olives Wairarapa
Medium Blend Graval Estate Valoria Tuscan Blend Canterbury
Medium Blend Number 29 Number 29 Waiheke Island
Medium Blend Willowstream Limited Huangarua Olives Wairarapa
Medium Blend Clements Estate Clements Estate Canterbury
Medium Blend Esk Valley Olives Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Pukeko Pond Pukeko Pond Canterbury
 Medium Single Varietal  Shed B Olive Oil  Shed B Koroneiki  Hawke’s Bay
       

  

2010 Olives New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Best In Show

Kapiti Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil

David Walshaw of Kapiti Olives proudly displays the Olives New Zealand EVOO Best In Show Trophy 2010. Kapiti Island in the background.

Kapiti Olives owners David and Helen Walshaw, and Graeme and Chris Harris are delighted to be the 2010 winners of the Olives New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

Situated at Te Horo on the West Coast of the North Island, David and Graeme believe that the region is perfect for growing great oil due to its long frost free seasons and great climate.

Judges tasting notes stated …’A lovely oil with hints of green tea and figs with underlying spearmint. The palate has floral notes’.

The oil is a blend of Frantoio, Leccino, Picual and Koroneiki.

Best In Class Winners 2010

    Best In Class – Boutique  
    50 – 99 litres of productions  
       
Medium Blend MAD EVOO Leanne French and Greg Keith of Martinborough Art Department Good olive fruit in aroma on palate.  Grassy, herbaceous characters, fresh, well balanced with subtle pepper
Intense Blend Frog’s End Blend Peter Couborough Spicy Floral kind of jasmine. It had a complex palate, aromatic peppery, chilli finish
Intense Single Variety Frog’s End Koroneiki Peter Couborough Apple and lime on the nose with herbaceous flavour and lingering pepper finish
       
    Best in Class Commercial  
    100 litres and above of production  
       
Light Blend Matapiro Smooth John Arthur – Matapiro Estate Mature, Ripe olive with a floral component with tropical fuits, i.e. papaya.  Sweet on palate
Light Single Variety River Estate Frantoio Barry Wade – Wells Grove Estate Limited Herbaceous, with green bananas and apple,pleasing complexity
Medium Blend Kapiti Extra Virgin Olive Oil David and Helen Walshaw & Graeme and Chris Harris A lovely oil with hints of green tea and figs with underlying spearmint, the palate has floral notes
Medium Single Variety Toru Waiwai David and Janet Prankerd of Toru Waiwai Olives Pleasant aroma of mature oil, harmonious and well balanced Gentle in pungency and pleasant.
Intense Blend Matiatia Grove Margaret Edwards of The Waiheke Olive Oil Company Aroma herbaceous artichoke, sweetness balances bitterness length in the mouth
Intense Single Variety Lusatori Roger and Sally Woolhouse Grassy with floral notes, good pungency and persistance.

Gold Medal Winners 2010

Boutique (50-99l)      
Light Blend Not Awarded    
Light Single Variety Not Awarded    
Medium Blend MAD EVOO Leanne French and Greg Keith of Martinborough Art Department Martinborough
Medium Single Variety Not Awarded    
Intense Blend Frog’s End Blend Peter Coubrough Nelson
Intense Single Variety Frog’s End Koroneiki Peter Coubrough Nelson
Intense Single Variety Hihi Olive Estate Colin & Lynette Wilson Northland
       
Commercial (100l+)      
Light Blend Robinson Bay Olives – Manzanillo Chris Moore Canterbury
Light Blend Matapiro Estate John Arthur Hawke’s Bay
Light Single Variety River Estate Frantoio Barry Wade – Wells Grove Auckland
Light Single Variety River Estate Koroneiki Barry Wade – Wells Grove Auckland
Light Single Variety Divinity Olives Frantoio Michael and Leanne Chinnery Auckland
Light Single Variety Moutohora EVOO Piqual Gerrit and Wil Kruithoes Whakatane
Medium Blend Matapiro Gold John Arthur – Matapiro Estate Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Glenora Estate Nigel Marshall – Glenora Waiheke Island
Medium Blend Atutahi – Barnea Blend Peter and Ruth Graham Martinborough
Medium Blend Atutahi – Frantoio/Leccino Peter and Ruth Graham Martinborough
Medium Blend Molive Gold Mike Cooper Martinborough
Medium Blend Molive Gold Vicarage Mike Cooper Martinborough
Medium Blend McGiven Valley Heather Seel Auckland
Medium Blend Kapiti Extra Virgin Olive Oil David & Helen Walshaw and Graeme & Chris Harris Kapiti
Medium Blend Waimarama Olives – Piqual Blend Paul & Jeanine Corke Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Waimarama Olives – Barnea Blend Paul & Jeanine Corke Hawke’s Bay
Medium Blend Stonevalley Odell Sugrue Greytown
Medium Blend Toru Waiwai Cove Blend David & Janet Prankerd Northland
Medium Single Varietal Toru Waiwai – Leccino David & Janet Prankerd Northland
Intense Blend Matiatia Grove Margaret and John Edwards – The Waiheke Olive Oil Company Waiheke Island
Intense Blend Grahame Taylor Number 29 Waiheke Island
Intense Single Varietal Rod & Gail Harford Esk Valley Olives Hawke’s Bay
Intense Single Varietal R & S Woolhouse Lusatori Marlborough

Silver Medal Winners 2010

Boutique (50-99l)      
Light Blend La Casa Toscana Sevillano Blend Lionel &Gayle Sheriden Akaroa
Light Single Varietal Lot Nine – Frantoio Jackie & Michael Waymouth Northland
Light Single Varietal La Casa Toscana Frantoio Lionel &Gayle Sheriden Akaroa
Medium Blend Olives2Oil Tauherenikau Olives Ltd Wellington
Medium Blend La Casa Toscana Koroneiki Blend Lionel &Gayle Sheriden Akaroa
Medium Blend Poverty Gully Trevor & Sue McNamara Cromwell
Medium Blend Huangarua Olives Diana & Jamie Reid Wellington
Medium Single Varietal Olive2oil – Leccino Tauherenikau Olives Ltd Wellington
Medium Single Varietal La Casa Toscana Manzanillo Lionel &Gayle Sheriden Akaroa
Medium Single Varietal Azzuro Groves – Picual Kerry Hart Waiheke Island
Medium Single Varietal Left Field – Barnea Diane Hadley Wellington
Medium Single Varietal Frantoio John & Kathleen McNaught of Whangape Grove Auckland
Intense Blend The Goose’s Blend Peter Coubrough Nelson
Intense Single Varietal Matiatia Grove – Moraiolo John & Margaret Edwards of The Waiheke Olive Oil Company Waiheke Island
       
Commercial (100l+)      
Light Blend Olivo Helen Meehan Martinborough
Light Blend Esk Valley Late Harvest Rod & Gail Harford Hawke’s Bay
Light Blend Moutohora EV00 Grove Blend Gerrit & Wil Kruithoed Whakatane
Light Single Varietal River Estate – Chemlali Barry & Sheryl Wade of Wells Grove Estate Auckland
Light Single Varietal River Estate – Pendoline Barry & Sheryl Wade of Wells Grove Estate Auckland
Light Single Varietal Lot Nine – Leccino Jackie & Michael Waymouth Mangawhai
Light Single Varietal Esk Valley Olives – Picholene Rod & Gail Harford Hawke’s Bay
Light Single Varietal Divinity – Leccino Michael and Leanne Chinnery of Divinity Auckland
Medium Blend Cable Bay John & Margaret Edwards of The Waiheke Olive Oil Company Waiheke Island
Medium Blend Aquiferra Shona Thompson Hawkes Bay
Medium Blend Azzuro Groves – Tuscan Blend Kerry Hart Waiheke Island
Medium Blend Matakana Market Blend Don Boshier of Matakana Olive Co-op Northland
Medium Blend Matakana Village Blend Don Boshier of Matakana Olive Co-op Northland
Medium Blend Moutere Grove Organic EVOO Ed Scott Nelson
Medium Blend Rockhaven Estate Tuscan Style Frantoio Blend Mark Bond Northland
Medium Blend Olea Naturae Charles Chinnaiyah Wairarap
Medium Blend Pigeon Rock Pigeon Rock Olive Oil Central Otago
Medium Blend Juno Olives Juno Associates Ltd Wairarap
Medium Blend Harewood Estate Paul & Suzie Adamson Wairapapa
Medium Blend Whangape Tuscan Blend John & Kathleen McNaught Auckland
Medium Blend Stone Circle Gavin McLachlan Wairapapa
Medium Single Varietal Toru Waiwai – Picual David & Janet Prankerd Northland
Medium Single Varietal Toru Waiwai – Frantoio David & Janet Prankerd Northland
Medium Single Varietal Toru Waiwai – Koroneiki David & Janet Prankerd Northland
Medium Single Varietal Elovi – Leccino Roger Armstrong of Tasman Bay Olives Tasman
Medium Single Varietal Kapiti Olives – Frantoio David and Helen Walshaw & Graeme and Chris Harris Kapiti
Medium Single Varietal First Drop  – koroneiki NZ Olive Growers & Exporters Ltd Northland
Medium Single Varietal Karaka/Kiwi Grove – Koroneiki Robert Dean Auckland
Medium Single Varietal River Grove – Frantoio Steven & Chris Price Wairapapa
Medium Single Varietal River Grove – Frantoio Steven & Chris Price Wairarapa
Intense Blend Matapiro Estate – Intense John Arthur Hawke’s Bay
Intense Blend Ti Kouka Estate Mike Armour & Nicky Sinclair Northland
Intense Blend Smiths Nigel Smith of Bramasole Olives Ltd Wairapapa
Intense Blend First Drop NZ Olive Growers & Exporters Ltd Northland
Intense Single Varietal First Drop – Te Rima NZ Olive Growers & Exporters Ltd Northland
Intense Single Varietal Frog’s End – Frantoio Peter Conbrough Nelson
Intense Single Varietal Doubtless Bay Olives J5 Stephanie McMullan Auckland

Bronze Medal Awards 2010

Light Blend Juno Olives – Manzanillo Juno Olives Wairapapa
Light Single Varietal South Lea Olives – Leccino PD & FN Baylis Canterbury
Medium Single Varietal Shaw Road Olive Oil – Picual Barney & Prue Gray Whakatane
Medium Single Varietal Azzuro Groves – Koroneiki Kerry Hart Waiheke Island
       
Commercial (100l+)      
Light Blend Robinsons Bay – Nabali Chris Moore Canterbury
Medium Blend Leafyridge Craig & Ruth Leaf-Wright Wellington
Medium Blend Ridgeway OlivesGrove Blend Ian & Helen Bowbyes Wellington
Medium Blend Left Field Diane Hadley Wellington
Medium Blend Nelson Olives – Oriwa Oriwa Motueka
Medium Single Varietal Elovi – Frantoio Roger Armstrong Upper Moutere
Medium Single Varietal Cairnmuir Olives – Frantoio Stephen & Anna Clark Cromwell,
Medium Single Varietal Cairnmuir Olives – Leccino Stephen & Anna Clark Cromwell
Medium Single Varietal Molive Gold Barnea Mike Cooper Martinborough
Medium Single Varietal Esk Valley Olives – Picual Rod & Gail Harford Hawke’s Bay
Intense Single Varietal Narbey Anita & Leon Narbey Auckland

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