Olives & Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island 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 some of the richest taste sensations coming from the region’s flourishing olive groves.

Grapes & Olives Side-By-Side

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.

Bridge Pa Wine Triangle

The Village Press olive groves are situated on Ngatarawa Road in the Bridge Pa Wine Triangle (7km from Hastings and adjacent to major vineyards and wineries) and is managed by people fully involved in the olive industry.

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Food & Wine in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Hawke’s Bay is internationally recognised as New Zealand’s superior food and wine producing region. From the fertile plains, high country pasture, bountiful ocean and lush river valleys comes a diverse range of growing conditions and micro-climates.

This incomparable region produces a fascinating array of foods including gourmet meats, beverages, fruit and vegetables, game and seafood, specialty foods, condiments and sauces, olive products, organics, coffee and honey.

Hawke’s Bay is therefore quite naturally home to some of New Zealand’s largest food production and processing companies.