Supreme Champion and Farro Earth Champion at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2023
Head Judge Lauraine Jacobs said; “the judges were excited by the fresh taste of these high quality nuts and unanimous in their acclaim for these sweet little orbs of good taste. This outstanding product involves intensive work and is a fine example of careful monitoring throughout growing, harvesting, processing and packaging to bring a consistently brilliant product to market. Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts are an excellent local food that soar above any comparable import.”
“Excellent, amazing flavour and aroma and a nice little sweetness at the end. An awesome product all round. The favourite product we tasted all day!”
"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!
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!"
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.
Cawthron Marlborough Environmental Awards
Business Innovation Award Winner 2021
“Creating a business adapted to climate change”