Absa Top 10 Winner: Zoetigheyd Farm

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: Daniel’s Delish EVOO
SA Olive Gold Winners: Costa’s Colours EVOO & Farm Fresh EVOO

Name: Farm Fresh EVOO

Name: Costa’s Colours EVOO

Name: Daniel’s Delish EVOO

Tasting Notes:
Nuts and tomato leaf aromas. The nose is green and clean. Bitter and pungency is very well balanced, good persistence flavours. Lovely different aromas.

About Zoetigheyd Farm:
On the sun-soaked slopes of the Rooiberg in the ancient Renosterveld lie the olive groves of Zoetigheyd farm. Out of the harsh alluvial soils of the succulent veld the age-old trees draw their nourishment and produce some of the world’s most beautiful natural olive oil.

Only compost and natural compounds are used. Drip irrigation conserves our water reserves. Under the clear skies of the Klein Karoo the berries mature, are hand-picked in the coolness of the morning to preserve their most fragrant flavours, taken to the press and the oil you will so enjoy is extracted immediately. By carefully blending the oils from three cultivars, Zoetigheyd farm produces a mild and an intense flavoured oil.

Producer History:
When farming began on Zoetigheyd, Peter and farm manager, Daniel Munzvenga had to learn all about natural farming in order to avoid all the cynical comments and looks from the more traditional farmers in the area. The results are now evident in the gorgeous oil grown and pressed on the farm.

Those who enjoy the salads and cooking of the Southern European kitchen, the ciabatta dripping in olive oil with a glass of well chilled wine, will quickly recognize Zoetigheyd olive oil as the one to go for.

Where to Buy:
Zoetigheyd Farm, Westlake – Cape Town, Old Belvidere – Knysna, Eilandia – Robertson

Contact Details:
Tel:  +27 (0) 83 234 2706

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