TE ARAI OLIVE ESTATE
Our oil is SPRAY FREE, UNFILTERED and sustainably grown using organic fertilisers.
Our calves mow the grass, fertilise the soil and skirt the hanging branches.
Motutira is our premium oil made from 100% Frantoio olives grown on our grove.
It is fruit driven in style with a balance of pungency and bitterness.
The fertile clay loam and sheltered microclimate here combine
to provide excellent conditions for growing olives.
Our grove of 1200 trees is situated on a north facing slope
overlooking the Mangawhai estuary, sand dunes, and Hen and Chicken Islands.
We continue a family tradition of farming in this area begun in 1852.
Te Arai oil has a history of international recognition and awards.
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