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Weka Olive Oil

Weka Olive Oil

Exceptional oil from the land of the kiwi.

Laurie and Peter Rothenberg were lawyers in New York City. Then they bought some land in Ngatimoti, New Zealand in the Moutere Hills and became olive oil producers. (We have another New Zealand oil called Moutere Grove from the same area.) They named their farm after the local weka birds that wander all over the property.

They planted their grove of just over a thousand trees in 2007, selecting similar olives to what you'd find in Tuscany—leccino & frantoio—plus some Greek Koroneiki olives. It's taken a few years, but now the trees are mature enough to start pressing the olives. What they're pressing and bottling is an exceptional oil—and a rare one. In a really good year, they might get a total of 2,500 liters of oil; in a tough year, they're lucky to get half that amount.

Most of what they produce stays in New Zealand, but since Laurie & Peter split their time between NYC and New Zealand, a small portion finds its way to restaurants in New York and small speciality stores like Zingerman's. Lucky us!

Weka Olive Oil

O-WEK 500 ml bottle
$35
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