24 Sep

Four Sisters win top NZ Olive Oil Award

Four Sisters is thrilled to announce that their first time entry took out the top Olives New Zealand award, “Best in show” for 2007. These awards were presented at the annual Olives New Zealand dinner held in Wellington on Saturday 22 September.

4 Sisters winning olive oil came from the Single Varietal Class and was composed of fruit from the Tuscan variety of Frantoio Olives harvested in June 2007.

Four Sisters is produced by the husband and wife team of Andreas Paxie and Patricia Bolger. Mr Paxie and Ms Bolger live on their 17 acre grove in Otaki with their four daughters; Olivia, Josephine, Eleanor and Genevieve, who are the inspiration behind their oil’s brand. They purchased their grove in March 2007 and this oil was from their first harvest. Their olive grove consists of 2100 trees of five main varieties. The original olive grove was established in 1999 by Chris and Alastair Bridge.

Mr Paxie says, “As newcomers to this industry, we are stunned by this award. It would not have been possible without the generous help and support we have received from within the industry and from our friends and family.”

“Our grove is a family business and our four daughters love that we have named our olive oil in honour of them.”

“This award has inspired us to continue making quality Olive Oil from a country regarded by international olive judges as producing amongst the best quality olive oil in the world.”

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