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Absa Top 10 Winner: Wildekrans

Following the announcement of the 2019 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold winning producer.

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SA Olive Gold Winner: Morgenster

Following the announcement of the 2019 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold winning producer.

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SA Olive Awards 2019 Gold Winner: Babylonstoren

Following the announcement of the 2019 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold winning producer.

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A Message from Absa & Thank you!

The SA Olive industry has had the pleasure of working with the Absa team for the past seven years in organising and executing the Absa Top 10 Olive Oils awards. Absa’s support for the industry adds a distinctive flavour to the yearly celebrations of the industry’s efforts and success. There is much appreciation in the local olive oil industry for Absa’s commitment to highlighting the accomplishments of the agricultural sector.

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Absa Top 10 MC – who is Joseph Dhafana?

Joseph hails from Zimbabwe and has made a name for himself in the wine industry as a winemaker (Mosi Wines), qualified wine judge, and sommelier at the renowned La Colombe restaurant.

Joseph first tasted wine in 2010 at the age of 28. ‘I began to love wine and its many nuances. I wanted more than just to drink it, but was eager to understand it, share it, and to make it’. (Reference: wantedonline.co.za) Joseph’s winery, Mosi Wines, produces 100% Syrah, 100% Chenin, and 100% Merlot wines.

From humble beginnings, Joseph has gone on to make a big imprint on the wine industry in a very short time. Just to mention a few of the accolades under his belt: he was part of the South African team that won the 2015 South African wine tasting championships and represented South Africa in France at the Wold Blind Champs in the same year. He’s also been the captain of Team Zimbabwe in the same competition a few years running, as well as head judge for the Sommelier Selection and the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 challenge.

We look forward to spending the day with Joseph on 27 September – when South Africa’s top 10 extra virgin olive oils will be celebrated.

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Nick’s Speech – SA Olive Awards 2019

“Reach out to your fellow South Africans and educate them as to how quality olive oil can assist with general health.”

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SA Olive Awards – SA’s Top Extra Virgin Olive Oils – 2019

Eighty-one locally produced extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) received medals at the SA Olive awards ceremony held last night at Ex Nihilo. Popular local television and radio personality, Liezel van der Weshuizen, added her special charm to the event as MC. Of the 93 oils entered, 25 received gold medals, 35 silver, and 21 bronzes. This makes a total of 87% of the oils entered worthy of medals.

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SA Olive Young Chef winners: Variety is the spice of life!

The first SA Olive Young Chef competition is testimony to the fact that variety is indeed the spice of life and that diversity brings forth innovation.

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SA Olive Young Chef Dishes

The first ever SA Olive Young Chef Competition is a tasty mix of South Africa’s thriving culinary culture, the incredible talent of our future chefs and the versatility of olive oil and olives. SA Olive sees it as the perfect opportunity to be part of developing young and talented local chefs.

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SA Olive Young Chef Finalists – Melissa & Bianca

The first ever SA Olive Young Chef Competition mixes South Africa’s thriving culinary culture with the ever growing olive industry, providing the perfect chance to develop young and talented local chefs.

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