Following the announcement of the 2018 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold winning producer.
Absa Top 10 Winner: Tokara Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Name: Tokara Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Litres Produced: 5000 litres
About Tokara Wine & Olive Estate:
Throughout the classical wine-producing regions of the world, there is a natural association between the olive grove and the vineyard. At TOKARA, this celebrated relationship continues. Cold pressed, unfiltered extra virgin olive oils are produced and bottled according to traditional methods.
Producer History & Olive Oil Maker:
TOKARA estate atop the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Long famous for producing award-winning wines, TOKARA is today garnering equal acclaim for its world-class olive oils. The first four hectares of olive trees were planted on TOKARA’s steep slopes known formerly as the “hell” hence the name of the area, Helshoogte, meaning literally “steep heights”, in 2000. The bold vision of Anne-Marie Ferreira, co-owner and founding member of the TOKARA Olive Shed. The olive oil maker is Gert van Dyk.
Soft delicate mild olive flavour. The Mission variety oil is mild and gentle with finely balanced fresh grass, Avocado, butter lettuce and Granny Smith apple. Soft and delicate aromas and light condiment.
Fish and cheese souffle, salads & vegetables.
Where to Buy:
Distributors: Checkers & Spar