Following the announcement of the 2020 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold-winning producer.

Absa Top 10 Winner: Cederberg Olives – EVOO Frantoio
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Winner: Cederberg Olives – EVOO Frantoio


Name of the oil: Cederberg Olives EVOO Frantoio
Style: Delicate

Cultivars used for this oil: Frantoio
Litres produced: 5241 lt

Producer history: Cederberg Olives EVOO are produced from orchards on the farm Mount Ceder situated in a secluded valley in the Southern Cederberg. The first olive trees were planted in 2003. We have 52ha of which ±20% consist of oil varieties and the balance mainly Kalamata.

Short introduction to the oil maker & his/her comment on the 2020 harvest: André Marais, a partner of Mount Ceder (Pty) Ltd is a dedicated and passionate oil maker since 2017. Personally involved with the making process from start to finish.

Tasting notes: Well balanced extra virgin olive oil. Fruit of green and ripe olives, apple, tropical fruit, almond and walnut.

Best paired with which food: Fish, pesto, fried eggs, and tender salad greens.

Where to buy: For sale at Mount Ceder and other farmstalls in the Cederberg.

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