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First Drop
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 are sensational!

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.

Delicious Parmesan-infused Olive Oil from First Drop and celebrity chef Paul Jobin!

Chef Paul Jobin

A marriage made in heaven!

First Drop is proud to supply the ever popular exciting aromatic and exclusive infused olive oil, created for us by celebrity chef Paul Jobin.

Try this brilliant oil drizzled over summer salads, carpaccio, whipped into humus, fish straight off the barbeque and over roast vegetables.

Use it and fall in love with it - we certainly have!

Order now direct from First Drop.

Harvested olives

Tasting notes

Acidity
First Drop extra virgin olive oils have consistently achieved less than 0.1% acidity, which compares extremely well with the 0.8% level required to be called “extra virgin” oils.

Peroxide
Due to our consistent very low peroxide levels, First Drop extra virgin olive oils have a 2-year “Best Before” date of usage. (The lower the peroxide level, the longer the oil will keep).

Notes:

  • All oils are Estate pressed and bottled
  • Our oils are not filtered in order to preserve the flavour buds in the organics that remain
  • Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST but exclude freight
  • First Drop welcomes
    retailer enquiries

Extra Virgin Olive Oils

  • Koroneiki single cultivar: Single cultivar oil combining grassy flavours with stronger olive fruit flavours. A medium oil with long-lasting finish. Superb with fish or ripe tomatoes and a perfect oil for dipping. (250ml)
  • Tuscan single cultivars:
    Frantoio - Often referred to as the "workhorse" of the Tuscan Olives, being both colourful and flavourful; a perfect accompaniment to any fish,chicken or vegetable dish (250ml)
    Leccino - A well balanced sweet neutral "crowd pleaser" oil, perfect for salads, vegetarian dishes and dipping (250ml)
  • The Three Tuscans:
    combining the flavours of three classic Tuscan cultivars - Frantoio and Leccino as the base, the third changing seasonally. Produced by picking and pressing the three cultivars together, this well-balanced oil is suitable for all purposes. (250ml)
  • Te Rima J5 single cultivar: Our signature single cultivar oil combines rich grass and citrus flavours with a pungent peppery after-taste. Unique to Northland, New Zealand, this stronger-tasting oil complements steak and meat dishes. (250ml)