Lot Eight’s biggest pleasures in life are epicurean adventures and the opportunity to showcase New Zealand. Real foodies at heart,we happily roll up our sleeves every day to produce and craft the best wholesome products we can - to the delight of chefs and retail buyers in NZ and overseas. Our philosophy since 2002 has remained the same, to make products without altering the taste of the raw ingredients and without the need for artificial additives and preservatives. To create new and interesting flavours that remind people of NZ’s clean, green image. Our extra virgin olive oils include The Oil Makers Blend, a blend of 5 varieties of olives, and the Reserve, a blend of two of the oil maker’s favorite varieties, Koroneiki and Frantoio. Our range of cold pressed fragrant olive oils includes Yuzu (olives with finest fresh NZ Yuzu), Citrus (olives with finest fresh NZ citrus), Harissa (olives with whole harissa spices), Aromatic (olives with vanilla pods, rosehips and Lot Eight estate grown saffron), Herbes de Provence (olives with herbs that the region of Provence is renowned for) and Flavours of the East (olives with Lemongrass, Kaffir Limes and Coriander roots).
Each season we also produce bespoke oils commissioned exclusively by chefs. Our marinated olives include Spicy (showcasing our Indian pickling recipe and Lot Eight Oil Maker’s Blend olive oil) and Citrus (showcasing their own preserved lemons and Lot Eight Citrus olive oil). At the MiNDFOOD Artisan Producer Awards 2015 we were proud to be announced as the winner of the “Emerging Exporter” Award, and a finalist for the Artisan Producer Award. In March 2017, Lot Eight cold pressed Yuzu Olive Oil was judged a finalist in the Outstanding Producer Awards. This follows on a gold medal for the Lot Eight Oilmakers Blend at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), gold medal for the Lot Eight Reserve Blend in 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) and a Certificate of Excellence for the Lot Eight Reserve from the 2015 Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan competition, as well as a gold medal at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC). Nalini was awarded ‘Pacific Woman in Business” award in 2016. https://lot8.co.nz