Mt Grey Olives was established in late 2009 following the purchase of
a mature olive grove near Amberley, North Canterbury.
The grove has approximately 2000 trees as well as 1000 lavender plants.
Olive varieties include Leccino (plus Minerva), Frantoio (plus J2), Barnea, Manzanillo and Verdale.
Oil and table olives are produced - available for purchase and also served in several prominent winery/local and city restaurants.
Some of the oil, and associated oil processing by-products, provide base
material for the owners' complementary on-site business:
Hancocks Excelsior Soap.
The lavender flowers (angustifolia and grosso) are harvested and distilled
onsite for use in many of Hancock's products.