Gold for local oil on world stage

‘We have won on quality’ Olive oil produced in Featherston has won gold on the international stage. Olea Estate’s 2019 Picual virgin olive oil was one of 87 to be certified ‘gold’ at the 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition. It was chosen for the top category from 900 oils around the world entered […]

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Olea Estate wins accolades at the 2019 Olives New Zealand Awards and the Royal Easter Show Awards

Olea Estate Wins an impressive list of awards! Olea Estate has again achieved recognition at the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards 2019. with itsOlea Estate - Picual variety of Extra virgin oils taking the Reserve Best in Show, Best in Class and the Gold Award. The Olea Estate - Frantoio taking the Gold Award and the Olea Estate - Leccino […]

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Chemical Authentication Process Can Verify Olive Oil Origins

A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends. With its widely extolled health benefits and beloved presence in dishes around the globe, extra virgin olive oil’s commercial heft is on the rise. But as the liquid gold of […]

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Olea Estate Always Achieves Extra Virgin Olive Oil Certification

We are very pleased to announce that Olea Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Certified by the Olives New Zealand before it is offered to you and we are very proud at the high levels of quality of our product and believe it is our best pressing yet.

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How to create the perfect extra virgin olive oil?

Any product produced by Olea Estate is one which is the production of a single estate. To put it plain and simple, the oil is produced on-site from the olives which are grown at Olea Estate in the clean, green environment of New Zealand. If you ever picked an olive in your hand, there's no […]

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What makes Olea Estate's Olive Oil so special?

Olea Estate uses four varieties of olive to make its high-quality olive oil. Each olive variety contributes a certain characteristic to the oil to create balanced oil. Olea only uses Mediterranean varieties in its blend. Frantoio olives are cultivated in Italy and are considered the main variety in national olive oil production. Frantoio olive oil […]

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5 Easy Ways to Know Your Olive Oil is a Ripoff

So you splurged for extra virgin olive oil, but did you get what you paid for? Here are five sure signs you got ripped.  With hundreds of articles in these pages about olive oil quality, some readers might feel overwhelmed and could use a few quick tips to tell a real extra virgin olive oil from […]

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New Zealand Olive Oil Producers Set for Record Year

Olive harvesting season is in full swing in New Zealand, where producers are expecting a record-setting year.  "There have to be good results financially to get more people involved. Passion isn't enough." - Gayle Sheridan, Olives NZ Gayle Sheridan, the executive officer of Olives NZ, attributed the increase to better weather. He also praised a […]

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Olea Estate Wins - Supreme Champion 2016

We did it again! We are pleased to advise Olea Estate has once again been  awarded the Supreme Champion Award 2016 as well as Gold Champion in its class.

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Olea Estate Wins - Supreme Champion 2013

Hot off the Press...we are delighted to announce Olea has cleaned up the Easter Show Olive Oil 2013 Awards. Olea Extra Virgin Olive has been awarded the Supreme Champion Award 2013 as well as Gold Champion in its class. The Auckland Easter Show is pleased to announce the winners of their annual Easter Show Olive Oil […]

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