Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2021
Gold medal winners in the Earth category
2019, 2020, 2021
"Seasonal! Sweet, fresh, large kernels. Bursting with flavour. Pinoli Premium Pine nuts Gold So much better than the imported versions - amazing!"
"I have to say - your product is superlative! Soft and buttery - not anything like I've ever tasted before! We add them to our own breakfast mix and I have taken to snacking on them as well.
"Your processing of my order was extremely fast. The nuts arrived impressively quickly. They are exceptional! I’ve bought pine nuts all over the world, cooked them in some fancy restaurants and eaten them all over the Mediterranean and yours are some of the best I’ve used."
"The pine nuts taste delicious, I have never tasted pine nuts like these before...I think your Pinoli nuts actually have a very subtle “Piny” or “resiny” taste, which I find amazing and this is probably how they are supposed to taste. "
Just wanted to say, what a brilliantly easy process it was to put in an order for more pine nuts!
If only all online purchasing was as fast and uncomplicated!
Cawthron Marlborough Environmental Awards
Business Innovation Award Winner 2021
“Creating a business adapted to climate change”
Mediterranean stone pine
We selected the Mediterranean stone pine (Pinus pinea) for our orchards because it is the most sought after pine nut in the culinary world. It is a beautiful tree, tough and resilient to dry and sunny climates, and very adaptable to cultivation. Stone pine has a long and sustained history of usage throughout Europe over thousands of years. This tree is also sometimes known as the umbrella pine because of its broad convex crown.
Healthy and Nutritious
Pinoli pine nuts are a healthy and nutritious natural whole food. They contain the highest protein count of all nuts (34% by weight). They have an elegant shape, a delicate texture and distinctive taste. The only chemicals used in producing Pinoli pine nuts are for grass control at time of planting. After that our orchards are free of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, and our factory uses only pure filtered water and heat. We take great pride in bringing this natural and ancient food product to market from new and sustainable orchards.