Ruakokoputuna Olives is situated in the beautiful Ruakokoputuna Valley at the confluence of the Ruakokoputuna River and Blue Rock Stream and is surrounded by native bush.
The grove was established 11 years ago on the stony river terrace which has proved to be a prefect environment for olives. The aim was to produce not just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but an exceptionally high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this goal has been exceeded way beyond expectations.
Within the first 4 years of planting, the grove was awarded a medal at the most prestigious ‘Oils of the World’ competition held in Los Angeles each year. Since that first award it has been awarded many more medals and has twice won ‘Best in Class’, this literally means it is the best oil in its class in the world! It is the most awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Wairarapa.
The grove is well set up with its own state of the art olive mill, so that the olives are processed on site within hours of harvesting, for optimum quality. There are also two infused oils available, these are made the traditional way by adding the citrus fruit to the olives during processing rather than adding oil essences. [ more info ]