Kapiti Olive Oil Bottle

Kapiti Olive Oil was awarded "Best in Show" in the latest Olives NZ Annual Awards

Kapiti Olive Oil's Frantoio blend took out the top honours which was described by the judges as "An outstanding and harmonious oil. Vibrant with a warm lingering finish". Kapiti Olive Oil's three other extra virgin olive oils; Picual, Koroneiki, and Leccino/Picual also took out high honours in the same award.

This highlights an 18 year unbroken track record of world class olive oil production. The highlights include three "Best in Show" Awards, three "Supreme Champion" Awards, and eight "Best in Class" Awards.

Winning awards demonstrates that our olive oil is consistently world class and it gives reassurance to our customers that they are buying a truly premium product. But the major incentive is that we like nothing better than when customers say "YUM" after tasting our oil.

Our finest olives are picked and expertly blended to capture the distinctive robust and fruity flavours produced from the river silt loam soils of Te Horo, Kapiti Coast. We create extra virgin olive oils that celebrate and make the most of our clean, green temperate climate.

Diana and Grant Crosse | New owners of Kapiti Olive Oil
Diana and Grant Crosse | New owners of Kapiti Olive Oil

We are Diana and Grant Crosse and are very excited to have bought Kapiti Olive Oil.

For the last 36 years we have been sheep and beef farming at Weber, east of Dannevirke. Now our sons have left home, we decided it was time to downsize and this gave us the opportunity for a change of lifestyle.

The Olive Grove keeps us connected to the land which is important to us.

So we swapped the East Coast for the West Coast and hill country for flat land. Our labrador now has 8ha to play in rather than the 1000ha we had.

We look forward to meeting all of Kapiti Olive Oil's customers and meeting some new ones.

Exciting times ahead.