About Casa Lavanda
The lavender oil contained in our products was grown and distilled at Casa Lavanda situated in the heart of Hawke’s Bay New Zealand - just 25 km west of Hastings in the district of Mangatahi. The fertile flats, once famous for its production of New Zealand lamb and beef, are now renowned for their production of top quality New Zealand wines. We arrived here in 1993 knowing this was a dry district, but nothing prepared us for the ensuing drought of the first few years so the idea to grow lavender was literally born of drought. We soon learnt that Mangatahi enjoys a Mediterranean climate with low rainfall, hot dry summers and is a hot spot in sunny Hawke’s Bay.
WE ARE NO LONGER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - We enjoyed ten years sharing the lavender fields of Casa Lavanda with friends and tourists and what an exciting, wonderful time it was. We were privileged to meet people from all over the world who we would otherwise never have met had it not been for tourism. It was an honour to share our small part of beautiful Hawke's Bay with you. Our decision to opt out of tourism and devote our energies to research, development and distribution of the Casa Lavanda product was not an easy one and eight years on we still receive phone calls asking what time do we open. We value your ongoing loyalty to Casa Lavanda and our products and we thank you for that.
HISTORICAL PHOTOS - taken in 2005. Please click on the photo below to view a larger image.