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Top 10 Reasons Why EVOO is Best

In celebration of the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards, we decided to focus on 10 reasons why EVOO is the best oil out there, helping you make an informed decision when taking a trip to the grocery store. 

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SA Olive Awards Judging – Behind the Scenes

This year, for the first time, only professionals who had not entered an oil themselves, formed part of the adjudication team. 

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Mentorship Award 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote excellence and recognise outstanding contributions by industry individuals, SA Olive has announced the recipient of its annual Mentorship Award. The 2017 Mentorship Award goes to Joseline von Wielligh of Goedgedacht Olive Estate.

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South Africa’s Finest EVOO’s Announced – 2017

Despite a difficult harvest leading to a smaller olive harvest, SA producers have still succeeded in providing the panel of five esteemed judges with outstanding contenders for the gold, silver and bronze medals up for grabs in the 2017 SA Olive Awards.

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SA Olive Beginners Tasting Course

The SA Olive Beginners Tasting Course at Nelson Wine Estate in Paarl welcomed a number of Extra Virgin Olive Oil enthusiasts from all over South Africa.

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Tips For Storing Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Storing your Extra Virgin Olive Oil correctly can optimise its shelf-life for prolonged enjoyment. The olive harvest takes place between March and June/July in the Southern Hemisphere; the fresh oils are available by August/September in the same year.

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Tips For Purchasing Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To ensure that you, the foodie, always chooses the best quality locally produced extra virgin olive oils, SA Olive has introduced a seal of authenticity referred to as the Commitment to Compliance (CTC) Scheme.

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Sol d’Oro International Competition

Osaka, Japan hosts 4th Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere The Veronafiere scheduled 11-15 September 2017 – Sol & Agrifood Competition ensures worldwide promotion of quality culture for Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
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Follow The Olive: Olive Oil Extraction – Producing High Quality EVOO

To produce a high quality extra virgin olive oil with a fresh and fruity flavour it is essential to use sound fruit and keep all equipment clean at all time.

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Follow The Olive: Olive Oil Extraction – Separation

Olive Oil is extracted from the pulp after malaxation using horizontal centrifuges (decanters) which have replaced the cumbersome hydraulic presses of the previous century.

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