SA Olive is an association representing the interests of the South African olive industry. SA Olive members consist of olive growers, olive oil producers, table olive producers, tree nurseries and olive importers.
To be confirmed
Saturday 23 May, 09.00-15.00, Cascade Manor (Paarl)
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 18 June 2015
Table Olive Forum 8.30-9.30
Olive Oil Forum 10.00-12.30
Board Meeting 13.00-15.30
To be confirmed
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OLIVE OIL: A FIELD GUIDE
BY THE AUSTRALIAN EXTRA VIRGIN ALLIANCE AND THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS' SOCIETY PRESS
The latest reference for olive oil professionals and enthusiasts. A valuable tool for anyone who wants to delve into the fascinating but complex world of extra virgin olive oil. Click here to read more.
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.
FIELD DAY TECHNICAL CD (DVD format)
Containing 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 email@example.com.
EXTRA VIRGINITY: THE SUBLIME AND SCANDALOUS WORLD OF OLIVE OIL
BY TOM MUELLER
A story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present. Tom Mueller has become the world's expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud. Click here to read more
OLIVE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
BY CARLO COSTA
This manual is available from ARC-Infruitec, Private Bag X5013 Stellenbosch 7599,
Tel No: 021 809-3100 or Fax No: 021 809-3400.
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.
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.
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.
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.