Frequently Asked Questions

How do I place an order?

Please email villagrove@xtra.co.nz and include which oil/s you would like, the quantity and your postage details.

Payment and shipping

After emailing villagrove@xtra.co.nz with the above details, Rachel or Phil will get back to you to confirm your order, to let you know your postage costs and with details on how to make your payment.

What varieties of olives are used in Villa Grove Olive Oil?

Greek cultivar Koroneiki, and Tuscan cultivars, Frantoio and Leccino. 10% other varieties (Kalamata, Nocellara, Del Belice and Pendolino) to help with pollination.

How do I enter the Olives New Zealand awards?

Contact Olives New Zealand directly for information regarding this- http://www.olivesnz.org.nz/.

How long does the oil last?

It is recommended to use olive oil within two years of harvest. Once opened, it is recommended to use within six months.

What are the conversion rates of  Villa Grove Olive Oil to butter etc...?

1 teaspoon butter = ¾ teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon butter = 2 ¼ teaspoons oil
2 tablespoons butter = 1 ½ tablespoons oil
¼ cup butter = 3 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup butter = ¼ cup oil
½ cup butter = ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons oil
2/3 cup butter = ½ cup oil
¾ cup butter = ½ cup + 1 tablespoon oil
1 cup butter = ¾ cup oil