Olives New Zealand



Kakariki Olives

Kakariki Olives is a 3,000 tree grove, owned and run by Ray and Brenda Gregory on Redwood Valley Road in Nelson.

The largely Tuscan varieties have consistently provided us with a beautiful fruity medium to robust style of Olives New Zealand Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Specializing in bulk sales direct to the customer, our oil is available at the gate or from the famous Nelson Saturday Market.

Kakariki Olives entered their Mediterranean Blend in the 2019 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Awards and were rewarded with a Gold Medal and Best in Class – Commercial Intense Blends. The judges said “A complex oil with fresh, fruity nose and good transfer to palate. Warm pepper pungency. Green grass and salad leaves on the nose, rocket and artichoke on the palate, good flavour transfer with warm peppery finish.”
The oil was then entered in the 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition, arguably the most prestigious olive oil competition in the world, and won Gold there!

Contact Ray or Brenda for further information.



Ph: 0274 348 822
E: oil@kakarikiolives.co.nz

Mt Heslington

We produce olive oil using organic methods on sunny north‒facing slopes near Brightwater, Nelson. Having planted our first tree in 1994, we’ve spent the years since learning, refining, and enjoying the process. It’s about being able to share oil sourced from our own modest family grove — with friends, family, and you.

What began as an experiment for us— with 23 different cultivars on the family property — has since matured into a grove producing a flavoursome Extra Virgin Olive Oil blend.  

Our olive oil is available from Organic Foods Nelson at 93 Collingwood St. Fill a bottle.

Hilary is a judge for New Zeaand and Australian olive oil competitions so we no longer enter our oil in awards, but in the early days our olive oil was judged by Cuisine magazine as one of the three best tasting olive oils in New Zealand.

Contact Hilary or Andrew Fenemor for more information




Ph: 03 542 3727
E: fenemor@mt-heslington.co.nz

Villa Grove Estate

Villa Grove Estate is a boutique grove situated 2kms south of Wakefield, Nelson.

Owners, Phil and Rachel Costello, began planting their trees in 1995 with the Frantoio, Leccino, and Koroneiki varieties proving best suited to our very warm summers and cold winters.

Rachel’s international training in sensory assessment, enables us to create the Villa Grove Estate blend, which has proven very successful over many years.

Rachel’s judging commitments however, preclude us from entering many competitions.

Our oil is available through our Facebook page, website, or from the farm gate.

We are proud to display the Olive Mark which endorses Extra Virgin Olive Oil.



Ph: 03 541 8577
E: villagrove@xtra.co.nz

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