Our story

Here at Otis we wake up every morning feeling pretty blessed to live where we do, tucked away down here in the South Pacific. We love our clean green countryside, meandering rivers and our peaceful seas. We also kinda dig our rich arable farmland that is our food bowl. However of late, we’ve noticed it’s changed a lot with dairy taking over larger and larger areas of beautiful rolling pastureland. We think there’s something wrong with that picture, something out of balance, so we decided to do something about it.

We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel—nothing new to see here. Oat milks have been made for centuries around the world as nutritious dairy alternatives, however none have been made in little old New Zealand. So here we are.

Grown from seeds in rich kiwi soil, a little sprinkle of rain and some gnarly rays and voila! This humble plant grows up big and strong into a nutrient dense superfood. Ka pai!

“The relationship and connection New Zealanders have with the environment goes well beyond the goods and services we receive from it, like food, fuel, and clean water. Our environment is where we stand, our tūrangawaewae – where we live, learn, work and earn a living, play, and socialise. It is our home and our identity, and the foundation of our national culture and tradition.”

- (Environment Aotearoa 2019 Summary. Ministry for the Environment).