From Tree to Table
River Estate is a boutique single estate producer of premium New Zealand extra virgin olive oil.
2021 Oils Now Available
Our 2021 New Zealand olive oils and table olives are now available for purchase.
Oliveti Olive Oil competition
We submitted 6 oils for the 2020 Awards:
Frantoio won Gold medal and Best in Class
Tuscan Blend won a silver medal
Koroneiki won a Silver medal
Leccino won a silver medal
Chemlali won a silver medal
Picual won a silver medal
Royal Easter Show Awards
We submitted 4 oils for the 2019 Awards:
Frantoio won a Silver medal
Picual, Koroneiki and Tuscan Blend won Bronze medals
ONZ Certified Oil - certified Extra Virgin
All our olive oils are firstly laboratory tested first to ensure they meet the chemical composition required. Of the 2021 olive oils, only 4 passed and are classified as Extra Virgin olive oils. The other two are Virgin grade olive oil.
They are then tasted by specially convened organoleptic sensory tasting panel, looking for fruitiness, flavours, complexity, intensity and no defects. Any taste defect the oil is down graded from Extra Virgin Olive oil.