Waiheke Island 2020 Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Rangihoua Estate
Created from olive trees which were taken from tree cuttings from Stonyridge Vineyard. The trees are believed to be Verdale, Mission, & Ascalano. This oil has a good creamy base with overtones of herbs, apple, apple peel and a late peppery finish.
Waiheke Island is a small island situated in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. It has a warm and windy Mediterranean-like micro-climate which is ideal for olive growing. The olives thrive here with no need for chemical spraying to produce perfectly sun-ripened olives. Once the olives are harvested, the oil is cold extracted within hours to optimize and retain the olives health-enhancing qualities and taste.
Rangihoua Estate produces some of the world's finest olive oil. They have just scored 98/100 in Flos Olei 2020 which puts them up with the very best producers in the world. In 2013 Rangihoua was also ranked in the Best 20 in the World by Flos Olei. Flos Olei is The Italian Guide to the World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil and considered the foremost body on EVOO in the world.
The Waiheke Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a highly awarded blend: -GOLD & Best In Class 2016 – Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2016 -GOLD & Best In Class 2014 – Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2014 -Gold 2013 – Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2013 -Supreme Champion 2012 – Royal Easter Show -Bronze 2011 (and more!)