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Olivo

136 Hinakura Road, Martinborough 5784, New Zealand
+64 6-306 9074
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What a pleasant experience

The gentleman who explained the history/background of the olive grove was very knowledgeable. He... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie R
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Returning customers

We brought our visitors here to showcase NZ olives and they left with lovely flavoured oils to take... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Alipa50
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Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
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A working olive grove, one of the oldest in New Zealand with a purpose built olive oil tasting room.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“olive oil” (9 reviews)
“porcini” (4 reviews)
“extra virgin” (3 reviews)
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136 Hinakura Road, Martinborough 5784, New Zealand
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+64 6-306 9074
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 27 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 1 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

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 7 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 9 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 31 January 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

Thank dbjf
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

They were suppose to be closed, but Helena and John was so kind enough to open for us and take the time to explain their concept to our entire family from South Africa. Her flavored oils is the best I have tasted and regular request...More

Thank lovetraveling79
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

An absolute MUST-DO if you are in the Wellington/Wairarapa region. Helen & John are welcoming hosts and took the time to walk us through the history and various details of Olive Oil making & pairing. Sophie the cute doggie was taking a nap snoring quite...More

Thank suissunaifu
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thanks so much - really appreciate your gorgeous comments. So pleased you enjoyed our oils and Sophie is still snoring at my feet now!

Reviewed 3 February 2016

This place wasn't on the map the bike hire provided us with, but someone suggested it and we were so glad we stopped here. The olive oils were delicious and the owner interesting and passionate about the olive oil they produce. We left with a...More

Thank Rachel3356
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2016

Thanks so much, Rachel, we really appreciate your comments and do enjoy your lemon oil. Helen & John

Reviewed 7 January 2016

Very knowledgeable host, informative tour and the best tasting ever. A pity we couldn't carry more out but will be on the web site very soon with mail orders.

Thank pmartint
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thanks so much for such a lovely review - so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Helen & John.

Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We popped in here randomly during a bike ride. John was super friendly, opening up for us and narrating really interesting stories on olives. The oil itself is out of this world!!

Thank Johan S
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2015

Thanks so much for visiting us and for your lovely comments about our oils. Please come again. All the best for 2016.

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