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I had no idea before visiting Olivo for a tour and tasting how many dishes and recipes could be enhanced by using EV olive oil and infused oils. Learning about the "olive year" was very interesting, and Helen's enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. I...More
We scheduled a tour (just one day ahead) and were so happy to have done so! The olive grounds and gardens were so impressive and our host was knowledgeable and delightful to talk with. Helen truly loves her olive grove and you feel that in...More
Date of experience: October 2017
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017
It was a pleasure to meet you and the family, Jennifer and thank you for your lovely words. We really appreciate that you enjoyed your visit and do enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.
Educational, inspirational. Our visit to Olivo with a group of friends was a memorable way to spend a holiday morning. We learned the history of olive groves in the area, the various types of olives and their uses. Tasting was a highlight. Many of us...More
Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Julie M
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017
Thank you so much, Julie, for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and do enjoy your"new flavours on the menu" with our olive oils.
The gentleman who explained the history/background of the olive grove was very knowledgeable. He was a great ambassador for Olivo. He was passionate about the product but not a pushy salesman. A really interesting place to visit.More
Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Julie R
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017
Hi Julie. Thanks so much for your lovely review - John, my husband, is really passionate about our olive oils and loves telling people how our oils are produced. As a small artisan business, we love to explain how the oil gets from 'tree to...More
We were able to visit during closed hours per a friend who's a local (Robyn). We weren't interested in a taste test, but smelling samples alone allowed us to go away with 5 bottles of oil and some pickled olives, beautifully packed by Helen in...More
We arranged a private tour of Olivo and were met by the owners, Helen and John. Helen was so informative as she took us around the olive groves. It was a really interesting tour and we learnt a lot about olive trees and their fruit....More
Date of experience: January 2017
HelenCM13, Owner at Olivo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017
It was lovely to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We try to give people a great experience with olive oil. Thank you for your review.