Olivo
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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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Amanda K
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We happened to be driving past on a visit to Martinborough and decided to pop in. What an unexpected, interesting hour spent with John who gave us a very good overview of olive oil production. His enthusiasm on the topic was infectious and his knowledge impressive. For visitors to the area this is definitely a recommended stop.
Written July 22, 2023
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Kev1611
Lower Hutt, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The full tour of the Olive grove is a must do activity. The information about the grove is great and the Oil tastings are really interesting. The products are lovely and the hosts are ever so friendly would definitely recommend.
Written August 30, 2020
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Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for your lovely review and it was a pleasure having you both here. Do come and visit us again. best regards Helen
Written August 31, 2020
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Gloria
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
John Meehan is extremely knowledgeable, as is his wife Helen about their olive oils and soap. It's great being able to taste each oil and learn how it's made. A great selection and we particularly liked the cumin oil and the porcini mushroom one. Their website also has recipes, so you can get ideas about how to use their different oils. Very useful.
Written October 17, 2021
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Red2explorer
Auckland Region, New Zealand143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Most people go to Matinborough for the vineyards but thia hidden gem is also worth a visit.
The hosts gave us a lovely tour of the grove, explaining all about olives, harvesting, the different varieties and many more. At the end of the tour we watched a short video about the pressing of the olives and then proceeded to taste a variety of oils.
Thanks to Olivo we now know what to look out for when buying or tasting olive oil, and what each type really means. They also have olive oil soap which I can't wait to try!
Written October 25, 2020
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Thanks for the review and it was lovely having you visit us. We are delighted that you learnt so much about good olive oils. Do please come to see us again.
Written October 26, 2020
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Jane C
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We popped in to buy some olive oil off the property from well known brand and came out with so much more... Very knowledgeable history and explanation of olive oils and Wairarapa versus Mediterranean ..from John along with the tasting. Beautiful gardens and setting - all quite exquisite. Well worth a visit We’ll be back to pick up our next supplies if these wonderful oils soon !
Written November 30, 2019
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Thanks, Jane, really appreciate you calling in. Enjoy the oils and hope that I see you next time you call in. John is an excellent and knowledgeable ambassador for our brand. Warmest regards Helen
Written December 2, 2019
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kiwiwellychrissy
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a wealth of knowledge the owner is. You get to have a tasting of the various oils. There are sweet as well as savoury. Over the years, we have brought family from various parts of Australia at you as well as Auckland family. They still rave about you. We were over from Wellington at the weekend so I stocked up. Thank you for great service
Written June 16, 2019
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Thanks, Chrissy, really appreciate your lovely comments and always such a pleasure to see you.
Written June 17, 2019
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
As we progressed through our wine tasting plans in Martinborough, our guide made an unscheduled stop at Olivo, where the owner himself received us, gave us a brief tour and explanation of the olive varieties and the resulting olive oils. We had tasted olive oil in Italy, Spain, Greece, Argentina and California, so we were familiar with the process. Truth be told, Olivo produces a variety of lovely olive oils and their continued quest for new products is admirable. Include this in your tasting plans.
Written May 3, 2019
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Thanks so much for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written May 6, 2019
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katie8383
Wellington, New Zealand135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited in January this year. The gentleman who presented the different types of oils to us was super friendly and extremely passionate about the oils - which made for a great experience. There was no pressure to buy, although once you taste the oils you will definitely want to buy at least one. I have the smoked chilli and the smoked paprika - they are delicious over roasted veggies. After we made our purchase we were encourage to go for a wander around the olive garden, which was really nice! We are definite Olivo converts now and will be back when bringing friends and family who are visiting.
Written March 1, 2019
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Hi Katie Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and great to hear that John interested you in our olive oils. Thank you for such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again. Helen
Written March 6, 2019
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adsnome
Auckland Central, New Zealand64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited as part of a winery cycle tour. John the host greater us warmly and gave us a great introduction to olive growing and an excellent tasting of the products including 3 extra virgin oils as well as a plethora of infused oils( I loved the vanilla one). A great option to add into your winery stops.
Written January 5, 2019
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So pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the review.
Written January 8, 2019
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NZboy
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
My friend and I came across this olive grove as we drunk our was through the vinyards of Martinborough, the owners have incredible passion for what they do, and this reflects in the product they make.

I was never a fan of infused olive oils until I came across this place, the oils were amazing!. My personal favorite was the ( Porcini Mushroom ) I have never tasted anything like it, will definitely be back to taste again.
Written January 1, 2019
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Thanks so much - great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Will look forward to seeing you again.
Written January 3, 2019
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