Hawke’s Bay on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand is a beautiful region of famous vineyards, fruit-filled orchards and rich agricultural land. Its mild Mediterranean climate and productive soils make it a food and wine lovers’ paradise with the latest taste sensations coming from the regions flourishing olive groves.
Wherever quality grapes and wine are produced, olives will do just as well. Hawke’s Bay has the sunshine hours, rainfall (with irrigation, as required) and soil profiles to be New Zealand’s premier olive growing region. The Village Press olive grove is sited in the golden wine triangle of Hawke’s Bay (seven kilometres from Hastings adjacent to major wine company vineyards) and is managed by people fully involved in the olive industry.