Situated in the Moutere Hills South of Nelson

Neudorf Olives is a family run grove, found high in the rolling hills of Upper Moutere. This is an area that combines high sunshine hours with the ideal growing conditions of the Moutere clay soils.

We bought the grove in 2007. It consisted of 850 mature olive trees, planted in two Tuscan varieties – Leccino and Frantoio, and one Greek variety – Koroneiki. Planted predominantly on steep hillsides, this presents us with challenging conditions for maintenance and harvesting but provides us with spectacular sea and mountain views of the Abel Tasman and Kahuranghi National parks.

Since taking over the grove, we have planted an additional 460 Olive trees, built a barn, an insulated room for oil storage and bought a centrifugal press. Our olives are harvested between June and July each year using hand held ‘shakers and flappers’ with nets spread under the trees to catch the olives, hopefully before they run down the hillside. We press the olives within 24 hours, but more often within 4 hours, of harvest. Carrying out the whole process on site enables us to monitor every stage and produce oil of the highest quality.

We have entered our oils into the annual Olives New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition and have won awards for our entries in the past but no longer do this due to the associated costs.

Neudorf Olives, Upper Moutere Nelson