Terrace Edge Vineyard and Olive Grove
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$15.00

Our family truly believes that premium olive oil is the result of lovingly tended trees. Geographically and climatically similar to Tuscany, the Waipara Valley is an ideal place for growing olives.

The healthy, concentrated fruit is processed cool to retain its unique properties. The result is some of New Zealand's most flavorsome and complex extra virgin olive oil. Our blend of Tuscan varietals is fruity, herbaceous and spicy. We are proud to have been awarded Canterbury's first ever Gold Medal. 

With the vineyard as a whole being certified organic, we are working towards gaining the same certification for our olive grove. This is a lofty goal, but we hope to achieve this within the next 3 years.  

The cooler climate of the Waipara Valley means olive trees tend to be slower growing and less fruitful, giving greater concentration of flavours.

Olive harvest typically begins in June and lasts approximately four weeks. Oil is extracted from the olives within 24 hours of picking, to give purity and preserve the integrity of the oil.

Here at Terrace Edge, we grow Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Minerva olives. All varieties have been chosen for their fresh, peppery and intense characteristics. The rich alluvial soils and cool climate combine on our unique site to produce outstanding olives with distinctive flavour.

Wine list

Albarino

Hails from the cool climate of Galacia, a region situated in the northwest of Spain. Planted in 2013 it is settling into our site extremely well. We think it has huge potential.

Pinot Gris

We aim to produce a rich, complex, aromatic style. Cropping levels are kept low to ensure the fruit is concentrated. Varietal flavours are accumulated through hang time on the vines well into Autumn.

Pinot Noir

The combination of our meticulous hand work and ancient mineral soils gives a depth of dark fruit with layers of earthy complexity and spice.

Riesling - Liquid Geography

Of all the whites grapes Riesling tends to change its character according to the landscape in which it is grown. Therefore, it can be thought of as 'Liquid Geography".

Rosé

This Rose is unique because it is made from mostly Syrah grapes. This gives the wine a silken texture and spicy notes. It also has the classic strawberries and cream flavours.

Saint Laurent

Genetically it is thought to be a ‘wild cousin’ of Pinot Noir. Also known as a ‘gentle giant’ – this is because the wine is big in colour but on the palate it’s gentle with beautiful smooth, silky tannins.

Syrah

Syrah is a favoured variety at Terrace Edge. The unique site lends itself to high quality production. We are rewarded with a complex wine, with spice, velvety tannins and great finesse.

Riesling - Classic

The aim with our 'classic' is to make a wine which has varietal purity. It's just off-dry with beautiful citrus characters.

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