Earlier this month (Oct 2013), Agri-Vie announced it had acquired 63% of Cape Olive Holdings, currently the largest table olive supplier in SA packing, amongst others, the Buffet Olives brand. Agri-Vie is a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa with a mission to generate an above average investment return, […]
In this short segment, eNews takes a look at the risks involved in buying imported olive oil. The quality seal of the SA Olive Association provides peace of mind when buying local olive oil.
Olyfberg Olive Estate has introduced their brand new tap box, filled with Olyfberg’s award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Why this packaging? The convenient new tap box is easy to use with a no spill, non-drip tap, and is available in 1- and 2-litre boxes at R95.00 and R195.00 each. This packaging shields the olive […]
Olyfberg and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) have joined hands in the battle against cancer. Olyfberg will donate R2 to cancer research for every litre of their Extra Virgin Olive Oil sold. Be on the lookout for the CANSA Smart Choice sticker on the Olyfberg Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottles.
The first Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards were announced during a lunch at Clos Malverne restaurant on the 28th August 2013. Selected from the top 20 oils of the SA olive awards through blind tasting by a panel of 8 experts, these oils are the best olive oils in South Africa for 2013. Porterville […]
2013 is the first year of the Absa Top 5 SA Olive Oils Awards. The 100 entries of the SA Olive Awards are blind tasted by a judging panel of 7 experts and allocated points based on quality. The points determine whether they get a gold, silver or bronze award in the SA Olive Awards. […]
During this year’s harvest, Rio Largo olive estate teamed up with Slow Food Mother City to arrange a group visit to the farm to show how the olives are picked and processed. After spending the morning at Rio Largo, the group moved to De Kaap restaurant between Robertson and McGregor for an olive oil tasting […]
A total of 63 olive oils from 39 producers were entered into the SA Olive Awards, run by the SA Olive Industry Association. 19 Golds were awarded by the judges, after 3 days of blind tasting. Giulio Betrand, owner of the historic Morgenster Estate in Somerset West, was honoured with a Life Time Achiever trophy […]