SA Olive Awards: Looking For Liquid Gold

Entries have opened for the 2016 SA Olive Awards. Industry association, SA Olive, invites producers to submit their finest, freshly-harvested extra virgin olive oils for this year’s competition by 29 July 2016.

SA Olive Awards

The prestigious competition, now in its 11th year, gives recognition to locally-produced extra virgin olive oils of distinction. Annually close to 100 entries battle it out for the top accolades.

A panel of internationally accredited olive oil tasters will rate entries during a rigorous four-day blind-tasting session from 16-19 August. Olive oils entered in each of the three categories – Delicate, Medium and Intense – are scrutinized one by one according to quality, complexity and balance in terms of aroma and taste.

On 01 September 2016 the SA Olive Award winners, the Olive Achiever of the Year and recipient of the Mentorship Award will be unveiled at an awards dinner taking place at one of the Boland’s most beautiful venues.

The 2016 SA Olive Awards catalogue and entry forms are available online at For more information, contact Surita van der Westhuyzen at tel 021 863 1599, email

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