Old World Ideals with a New World Vision
SA Olive is committed to a healthy lifestyle for all South Africans
SA Olive is an association that represents the common interests of the South African Olive industry
Important Dates & News

 

Absa Top 5 winners 2014

 

Absa Top 5 finalists 2014

 

SA Olive 2014 Awards Results


 

SA OLIVE WORKSHOPS & FORUM MEETINGS

 

NEXT BOARD AND FORUM MEETINGS

Date: 17 November 2014 (TBC)


FIELD DAYS

For more information, contact: info@saolive.co.za

 

SA OLIVE SURVEY 2014

The SA Olive Survey 2014 is open. A link to the online questionnaire has been emailed to all members. If you haven’t received it, please contact info@saolive.co.za urgently.


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OLIVE GROWING MANUAL BY THE AUSTRALIAN OLIVE ASSOCIATION
This new English edition of Olive Growing was developed by RIRDC and the Australian Olive Association  (AOA) as a translation and update of the fifth edition of the Spanish manual.
Click here to read more.

Olive growing manual cover page


FIELD DAY TECHNICAL CD (DVD format)

Incorporating presentations from recent field days as well as photos of technical interest.
Cost: R150 for non members, R100 members (postage incl. South Africa only)
Contact the Secretariat at info@saolive.co.za.


EXTRA VIRGINITY: THE SUBLIME AND SCANDALOUS WORLD OF OLIVE OIL BY TOM MUELLER

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OLIVE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA BY C. COSTA

This manual is available from ARC-Infruitec, Private Bag X5013 Stellenbosch 7599,
Tel No: 021 809-3100 or Fax No: 021 809-3400.


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SA Olive Competition


ANNUAL COMPETITION

The SA Olive Competition is held annually to award the finest of that year’s vintage. Entries are blind judged over a period of three days.

”The South African consumer is increasingly aware of the high quality of locally produced olive oils and keeps a close eye on the results of this competition,” says Andries Rabie, prior SA Olive chairperson.

 

2014 AWARDS

The competition, now in its ninth year, attracted 76 locally-produced extra virgin olive oils. A total of 17 exceptional extra virgin oils received gold medals in three categories – 3 for Delicate, 8 for Medium and 6 for Intense style oils. Read more here.

 

2013 AWARDS
It was a record year for the annual competition, with 100 oils entered by 66 producers. Gold medals were  awarded to 43 olive oils. Read more here.

 

2012 AWARDS

Out of a total of 63 olive oils entered by 39 producers, 19 of the country’s leading olive oil producers were honoured with gold medals at the SA Olive Award ceremony.

 

Giulio Bertrand, owner of the historic Morgenster Estate in Somerset West, was honoured with a Life Time Achiever trophy for his invaluable contribution to the local olive industry. Read more here.


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