Our Story

Discover the story behind Telegraph Hill - New Zealand's family owned olive and artisan food producer.

Telegraph Hill is a family business.  It started its humble beginnings in the home kitchen making table olives. Since starting out in 2001 Telegraph Hill has been producing award winning olives, olive oil and hand crafting innovative condiments, sauces and drizzles. 

"From the hills surrounding Hawke's bay (where our olives grow), to the colours of the sunrise and the flavourful foods that nourish and sustain our bodies, Telegraph Hill is my inspiration for making life better" says Geoff Crawford (Owner).

Telegraph Hill is surrounded by magnificent landscapes waiting to be explored, from the top of Te Mata peak where you have a view over the west of the Heretaunga Plains, to the east to the magnificent sunrises over the Hawke’s Bay, one of the first regions in the world to see the sun rise.

The hero colour is the eye catching red of the sunrise.

The label symbolises new beginnings as well as the purity of the ingredients, the sunshine, warmth, how it inspires, energise and renews, much like our product when we infuse and blend, which occurs in making our products, full of depth and flavour.

“Condiments to make life better”, handmade in small batches, to nourish and sustain our bodies.