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Number 29 Olive Grove, Waiheke Island, have won the Supreme Award in the Royal Easter Show Olive Oil Awards with their Frantoio/Leccino/Verdale Blend.
The competition has a consumer focus and judges only EVOO wholly produced in New Zealand, awarding 9 gold, 19 silver and 7 bronze medals this year for oils described as excellent across all classes. Judges also rated table olive entries “notable for their high quality this year”.
Class Champions were: Left Field Olives: Barnea – Wairarapa; Rangihoua Estate: Picual – Waiheke Island; Number 29: Frantoio/Leccino/Verdale Blend – Waiheke Island; Bella Olea: Lemon and Barnea – Wairarapa; Telegraph Hill: Kalamata Olives – Hawkes Bay; Telegraph Hill: Burnt Orange and Fennel – Hawkes Bay.
Congratulations to all award winners.