About Rockhaven Estate
Rockhaven Estate is a boutique grower and marketer of medal winning New Zealand extra virgin olive oils and complementary products.
Rockhaven’s olive oil business has grown out of “foodies” Mark & Mieke Bond’s passion for great food. Having travelled extensively in Europe and the Mediterranean during the 1980’s, Mark & Mieke began to understand the contribution that fresh, local, simple ingredients make in the creation of tasty healthy meals. Along with a matching wine, tasty fresh olive oil was seen as one most important ingredients in most meals.
Living the dream…
With the decision in 2002 to go semi-rural, the ‘right property’ was sought to support a generous vegetable garden, small orchard, and an olive grove. The dream began to materialize with the purchase of “Rockhaven” in 2003, and the subsequent planting of the gardens and olive grove. Located in North Auckland’s Dairy Flat, Rockhaven Estate sits on a sunny north facing slope, and is well sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds.
Our home grove of 300 plus olive trees now includes Frantoio, Leccino, Pendalino, Koroneiki and Picual olive cultivars. To complement its home grove, olive fruit is also harvested from other local groves in the North Auckland area. Once harvested all fruit is processed within 24 hours by modern, certified and dedicated local olive oil processing facilities.
Guaranteed 100% New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive OilOur goal is to produce olive oils of the highest quality possible. As such, all Rockhaven branded olive oils are “Extra Virgin”. You will see the Olives New Zealand “OliveMark” (which guarantees 100% New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil) on many bottles of Rockhaven olive oil. In most years we can offer a range of Extra Virgin Olive Oils including delicate, medium, and in some years intense styles.
Complementing the pure olive oil is a range of Infused Cold Pressed Olive Oils created to specifically to complement both delicate and robust food types, or to assist in the creation of a particular regional cooking style.
In addition to our annual olive oil production, Rockhaven also markets a range of complementary food products that include a range of unique Fruit Syrups, Smoked Salts, and Wind Dried Table Olives.