Ten superior South African extra virgin olive oils are in the running for top honours in the 2016 Absa Top 5 olive oil competition.
Lifestyle journalist Malu Lambert wrote this insightful article that covers all things olive in the Western Cape. This piece takes readers on a tour of some of the local olive estates and gives one an idea of why the South African olive industry is making a name for itself globally.
The annual elite competition for Southern Hemisphere olive oils is arranged and presented by Veronafiere. Oils winning awards at the Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere competition will be entitled to affix the “quality stickers” acknowledged internationally on their bottle. Here are the South African winners.
Last night, Thursday 1st September, we had the pleasure of attending the 2016 SA Olive Awards gala dinner held at Kronenburg function venue in Paarl, where a total of 36 extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) of the 2016 harvest were acclaimed as South Africa’s finest.
Olive oil is not just for cooking, it has many benefits when used on the skin! Olive oil is a staple ingredient in many soaping recipes and after use, will leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft.
Baleia Wines, situated near the small town of Vermaaklikheid along the Cape South Coast, has partnered with famous food personalities, Ilse van der Merwe (The Food Fox and Die Kosvos) and Hein van Tonder (Heinstirred) by supplying them with their award winning extra virgin olive oil.
This year, Rio Largo, a South African olive oil producer, was awarded Best In Class for their Premium Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.
The judges took on the arduous task to analyse a record 110 entries and identify this year’s top-rated extra virgin olive oils. It is the most extensive tasting yet in the 11 year history of the competition.
The close-knit winemaking community of the small town of Bot River, is set for its annual Spring Weekend which promises an authentic bouquet of all things exceptional and exclusive to this unsung Overberg gem from 2 to 4 September 2016.
Most of us are aware that extra virgin olive oil has loads of health benefits, is full of delicious flavour and is made from pressed olives. But here are 5 facts about olive oil that you might not be aware of.