Phone: 07 549 1467
Address: Katikati Frantoio Limited
Bert van Heuckelum
117 Lindemann Road
Katikati, 3177

Bert van Heuckelum has a lifetime of experience of growing fruit based on his love and enjoyment of working with plants. His extensive practical expertise is backed up by a Diploma in Horticultural Management from Lincoln University. Prior to his involvement with olives he was involved in apple growing, berry production and later owned and operated a stone fruit orchard for 6 years and a kiwifruit orchard for 13 years.

His experience with olives dates from 2000 when the first trees where planted. He gained considerable experience during a number of visits to Italy and applying this knowledge with common sense to New Zealand conditions.

Growers are encouraged to share their experiences or ask questions of Bert via email.

Customers and users of Viridis Grove extra virgin olive oil are invited to pass on their experiences and comments on the oil.