First Drop growers
are determined to nurture and bring out the best in their land to produce
a truly unique Far North extra virgin olive oil.
Each grove has varying soil types and slightly different sub-climates,
which produce beautiful boutique oils in their own right. Combined, they
These oils are quite simply superb and tend to be subtly different to
any other oils grown in New Zealand.
First Drop, Finest Taste, Premium Quality
Aside from taste, two good indicators of premium quality oils are low
acidity and peroxide levels. Low levels of both indicate that very good
care was taken of the fruit when picked and that fruit was clean and pressed
VERY quickly after picking.
Located at the very northern tip of New Zealand, the olive groves are
spread between two attractive bays: Doubtless Bay and Bay of Islands.