Olive Oil Suppliers Auckland New Zealand - Matiatia Grove Waiheke Island

The Company

The Waiheke Olive Oil Company was founded in 1997 by Margaret and the late John Edwards. Since then it has consistently produced superb quality, award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

With its state of the art Pieralisi olive oil mill, high quality standards and attention to detail, the company established itself as a premier olive oil producer on Waiheke Island, in New Zealand and internationally. 

Although the olive mill was sold in 2021, Margaret continues to market Matiatia Grove extra virgin olive oil. 

The Grove

Matiatia Grove is one of the oldest commercial groves on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland city. Waiheke Island produces some of the best olive oil in New Zealand.

The grove is planted mainly with classic Italian and Greek olive varieties including Frantoio, Pendolino and Moraiolo from Italy, and Koroneiki from Greece. Some 'local' varieties such as J5 have also been planted.

Wherever possible, organic practices and principles are followed and we monitor tree nutrition and soil health closely to ensure the olive crop will be in perfect condition.

About Margaret Edwards

Margaret is a well-recognised authority in the world of New Zealand olive oil. As well as growing olives and producing award winning olive oil on Waiheke Island, she is New Zealand's only internationally trained olive oil judge. 

Following training in Italy at courses run by the International Olive oil Council, in 2003, in conjunction with staff at The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Consumer and Sensory Science Facility, Margaret set up, trained and led the New Zealand Sensory Panel for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In 2005 the panel obtained International Olive Council recognition so that it could certify New Zealand olive oils as extra virgin. The panel retained this recognition until it was disbanded in 2012. 

Margaret is a consultant to the olive industry, runs olive oil workshops and lectures nationally and internationally about New Zealand extra virgin olive oil. She judges locally and from 2003 until 2020, Margaret travelled to the USA, Australia and Japan to judge in their international olive oil competitions.

Order Matitia Grove Olive Oil now

Email us info@matiatiagrove.co.nz
Phone +64 (0)272 903 720

Extra virgin olive oil has many health benefits

Matiatia Grove Olive Oil - Fresh, Healthy and Delicious

Toss with cooked vegetables before serving.

Drizzle over salads, or use in dressings with lemon juice or vinegar.

OUR OLIVE GROVE LIFE