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Interesting and tasty

I had no idea before visiting Olivo for a tour and tasting how many dishes and recipes could be... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Sumac2010
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Martinborough, New Zealand
Great place to learn about olive oil

Stopped to taste some local olive oil. A very informative presentation on different oil types... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
TKrieg
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Adelaide, Australia
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A working olive grove, one of the oldest in New Zealand with a purpose built olive oil tasting room.
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136 Hinakura Road, Martinborough 5784, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I had no idea before visiting Olivo for a tour and tasting how many dishes and recipes could be enhanced by using EV olive oil and infused oils. Learning about the "olive year" was very interesting, and Helen's enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. I...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped to taste some local olive oil. A very informative presentation on different oil types, learnt a lot. Its not the cheapest way to buy oil but well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We scheduled a tour (just one day ahead) and were so happy to have done so! The olive grounds and gardens were so impressive and our host was knowledgeable and delightful to talk with. Helen truly loves her olive grove and you feel that in...More

Thank Jennifer R
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

It was a pleasure to meet you and the family, Jennifer and thank you for your lovely words. We really appreciate that you enjoyed your visit and do enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Highly knowledgeable talk re age of trees, difference in Olives and followed up with amazing tasting. Well worth the visit. The Infused oils were amazing

Thank Alverie
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Educational, inspirational. Our visit to Olivo with a group of friends was a memorable way to spend a holiday morning. We learned the history of olive groves in the area, the various types of olives and their uses. Tasting was a highlight. Many of us...More

Thank Julie M
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much, Julie, for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and do enjoy your"new flavours on the menu" with our olive oils.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The gentleman who explained the history/background of the olive grove was very knowledgeable. He was a great ambassador for Olivo. He was passionate about the product but not a pushy salesman. A really interesting place to visit.More

Thank Julie R
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Julie. Thanks so much for your lovely review - John, my husband, is really passionate about our olive oils and loves telling people how our oils are produced. As a small artisan business, we love to explain how the oil gets from 'tree to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We brought our visitors here to showcase NZ olives and they left with lovely flavoured oils to take home. The smoked paprika was judged most popular by our group this time. Lovely setting.

Thank Alipa50
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us again. Really appreciate you bringing your visitors as well. Hope to see you next time.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were able to visit during closed hours per a friend who's a local (Robyn). We weren't interested in a taste test, but smelling samples alone allowed us to go away with 5 bottles of oil and some pickled olives, beautifully packed by Helen in...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We got to taste a range of olive oils including my favourite vanilla. The lemon infused oil has been wonderful on most meals so far especially fish. Very passionate people.

Thank Alipa50
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Glad you enjoyed the new vanilla. Thanks for using our lemon oil - it is so versatile and great on fish. Really appreciate your lovely comments.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We arranged a private tour of Olivo and were met by the owners, Helen and John. Helen was so informative as she took us around the olive groves. It was a really interesting tour and we learnt a lot about olive trees and their fruit....More

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HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

It was lovely to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We try to give people a great experience with olive oil. Thank you for your review.

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