“I WASN’T EXPECTING SUCH AN EXPERIENCE; IT’S LIKE BEING SLAPPED IN THE FACE BY THE SEA….”

A rare species - Ostrea chilensis (closely related to the French Belon – Ostrea edulis) has been treasured in our country as a seasonal offering. Now hand raised in the cool, remote and unpopulated waters of Port Underwood in the Marlborough Sounds.

Our unique hanging culture (fully submerged) results in one of the fastest growing flat oysters characterised by high meat to shell ratios. With creamy plump meat and outstanding visual appeal, it offers a balanced crisp oceanic brine which is distinct and complex.
 

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TASTE THE DIFFERENCE

Careful site selection with plenty of nutrients combined with the health and cleanliness of the cool waters give our oysters an outstanding flavour, with vibrant hints of brine, while creamy and sweet. 

 

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OUR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH HAS MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE ECO SYSTEM

In the tradition of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) we are focused on conserving our lands and waters, nurturing this truly magnificent gift so that future generations can enjoy and prosper.

Our New Zealand Oyster Environmental Code of Practice directs best industry practices throughout the growing and harvesting cycle to minimise potential effects on the environment. 

To mitigate impacts, the New Zealand government has a number of environmental regulatory controls in place.
 

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