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

COMPETITION RESULTS

 

Absa Top 5 winners 2014

Absa Top 5 finalists 2014

SA Olive 2014 Awards Results

 

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

To be confirmed


FIELD DAYS

Field day on pruning and crop protection

Saturday 23 May, 09.00-15.00, Cascade Manor (Paarl)

For information: info@saolive.co.za

 

NEXT BOARD AND FORUM MEETINGS

 

Thursday 18 June 2015

 

NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

To be confirmed


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Interesting Publications & Links


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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 info@saolive.co.za.


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.


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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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