Products and Awards
AUCKLAND ROYAL EASTER SHOW OLIVE OIL AWARDS
SUPREME CHAMPION 2019 Special Blend
CLASS 2 CHAMPION 2019 Special Blend
GOLD AWARD 2019 Special Blend
GOLD AWARD 2019 Italian Blend
GOLD AWARD 2019 Leccino
GOLD AWARD 2018 for Leccino
SILVER AWARD 2018 for Frantoio
SILVER AWARD 2016 for Italian Blend
SILVER AWARD 2016 for Special Blend
We are very proud to have won the top award for our SPECIAL BLEND at the Auckland Royal Easter Show 2019
The Logan Campbell Trophy is spectacular but we were not allowed to take that home with us, instead they awarded us a beautiful trophy that we will cherish for ever.
Here at Flaxbourne we currently grow the Tuscan and Spanish varieties of olives which suit the Flaxbourne area very well.
All our award winning oils are great for drizzling over vegetables, salads and meats, and used as dipping oils.
Our TOP OF THE RANGE Special Blend is made up of Leccino or Minerva, Picual and Manzanillo - a perfect dipping oil with apple tones and an interesting bitter note from the Manzanillo. The Leccino or Minerva ( a similar variety to Leccino but frost resistant) balances it beautifully.
Our Italian Blend is a blend of Leccino and Frantoio, two wonderful Italian oils that when blended together make a really good all round oil with many uses. We also keep Leccino and Frantoio as single varieties.
Every year the flavours of the different varieties are slightly different, depending on the weather.
So you could say every year is a surprise.
Call in and enjoy a stroll around the grove and see how the pressing and bottling is done on the estate.
We also grow hazelnut trees and harvest the nuts in March. We supply 'Uncle Joes' in Blenheim.
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PURCHASING OUR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Call or email a request for prices. We can ship oil anywhere in New Zealand.
At the moment, as well as selling from the grove here in Marlborough, we sell our products at the Kaikoura Cheese Shop, BV Central Cafe in Blenheim, and at the following Markets in Christchurch once per month:
- Ohoka Farmers Market, Friday, Deans Bush (Riccarton) Farmers Market, Saturday, and Opawa Farmers Market on Sunday- all on the last whole weekend of every month throughout the spring and summer.
Groups welcome to enjoy a tour of the grove, have an oil tasting also morning tea/coffee and cake.