The Willow Creek Olive Estate Directors’ Reserve extra virgin olive oil has yet again proven its exceptional quality by being awarded its first international gold medals for the 2016 season. The robust Directors’ Reserve, composed to satisfy the flavour preference of the directors of Willow Creek, was the only South African olive oil to be honoured with a gold medal at the Domina International Olive Oil Contest, and was also awarded Prestige Gold at the Terra Olivo competition in Israel.
In addition to the Directors’ Reserve’s Prestige Gold in the Terra Olivo competition, Willow Creek’s participation there brought them a harvest of an additional two gold medals for their Estate Blend (Gran Prestige Gold) and for their Lemon Flavoured olive oil (Gold). Some 630 entries were received from 19 countries worldwide. Antonio Lauro was also the tasting panel chief for this esteemed competition.
Directors’ Reserve – worthy of praise
The much-awarded Directors’ Reserve ticks all the boxes when it comes to premium quality extra virgin olive oil: the satisfying bitterness and tingling pungency provide structure to the oil without overpowering the complex aromas of artichokes and tomato vines, followed by nuances of rocket, salad herbs and a pleasant lingering nuttiness. “We simply and abundantly love olive oil,” says Andries Rabie, MD of Willow Creek, “and for that reason we’ve created this special oil which reflects our passion and personal commitment.”
With winter around the corner, the Directors’ Reserve will be the perfect companion to your warming red meat dishes, hearty soups or rich pastas.
Willow Creek’s range of products are available at delis and retailers including Woolworths, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Food Lover’s Market, Spar, Makro, Game and Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts. They also have a tasting room and shop on the estate that are open to the public, as well as a nursery that sells olive trees.
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