Green Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been cold pressed from hand-harvested olives grown on the banks of the Kuratau River, in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo.
With more than 1,000 trees planted over 20 years ago, this block of land is one kilometre from the river mouth, and the local climate and soil conditions are ideal for olive production. Resident in the area for 35 years, Will now has a nose for the perfect conditions to produce olive oil and wine.
Our golden and smooth olive oil is produced from a blend of trees, with Barnea, Picual, and Picholene being the main constituents. It is cold pressed and filtered, which means it retains more nutrients during the production process as no heat or chemicals are used. Virgin oils are the healthiest since they contain higher levels of polyphenols, antioxidants that have been linked with better health.
In Ancient Greece Homer called olive oil 'liquid gold', and we think it is the perfect description for this delicious and versatile oil which you can purchase from the Floating Rock Winery & Cafe situated in the adjacent vineyard.