Rangihoua Estate’s Waiheke Blend and Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil were hand selected to be part of 15 culinary products showcased to international media at Rydges Hotel in Wellington.
The food and wine showcase, arranged by Tourism New Zealand (TNZ), treated over 100 journalists from around the world – who are in New Zealand to cover the royal tour of Prince William, Kate and baby George – to an informal welcome and special smorgasboard.
Rangihoua’s oil was the only product from the Auckland area and sat proudly among other quality products, such as Prime Angus beef from Hawkes Bay and Ohariu Valley’s Boomrock coastal lamb.
Rangihoua Estate’s Anne Stanimiroff says she and her husband Colin Sayles feel honoured their oil was selected alongside other top Kiwi food products.
“They said they chose us because of our reputation. We’re calling it the royal oil now. I do hope Prince William and Catherine get to try it as well.”
It’s hoped that the food and wine selected will highlight New Zealand’s products as world-class to the international media. Rydges sales executive said that the Rangihoua olive oil went down well.
Rangihoua has been working hard on crafting quality, award winning Olive Oils for over 10 years and so we welcome the opportunity to feature our products to a growing, global market.
Although the royals won’t be visiting Waiheke Island (that we know of!), we hope they might be tempted to try some of our EVOO themselves by ordering a bottle or three from our online store!