{connect} An apple a day: SA Olive EVOO apple loaf

Summer is all about celebrating the abundance of easy-eating, super nutritious fruits. I’m particularly fond of the humble red-cheeked apple. So much more than just a lunch box filler, the addition of fresh apples to my SA Olive EVOO loaf ensures wholesome snacking and oodles of taste! Introduction Constantly looking for ways to incorporate the…

{connect} Festive fruit cake with SA Olive EVOO

As with most things in life, there’s a team pro-fruit cake and a team anti-fruit cake. When this time of the year rolls around, I want to eat fruit cake morning, noon and night! This is my best one yet – made with SA Olive extra virgin olive oil for the most indulgent version of…

{connect} SA Olive launches a fresh new website

SA Olive, the association representing the interests of the South African olive industry, has just launched its fresh new website and it is full of goodness. From the latest in news and events, to tips and tricks on growing, curing and tasting olives, this site is a hub of information for anyone interested in this burgeoning South…

{connect} SA Olive and liquid gold – the rise and rise of EVOO

We’ve all heard about EVOO, and know somewhere in the back of our minds that it has something to do with olive oil. But what do we really know about EVOO, and about the incredible work SA Olive does in promoting this humble little fruit? Introduction By now, everyone’s well aware of my indulgent nature…

{news} Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Award Winners Announced

The 2021 Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards were celebrated on Friday 15 October at the picturesque Drosberg, situated on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains. With the majestic Paarl rock as a backdrop and Table Mountain looming in the distance, and with former Olympian sprinter and olive oil ambassador Geraldine Pillay-Viret as MC,…

{news} SA Olive’s Basic Olive Oil Tasting Course

SA Olive is excited to announce its first Basic Olive Oil Tasting course of 2021. The course will be run by Reni Hildenbrand and Louise Rabie on the 20th of July at the Klein Joostenberg Farm, Muldersvlei. Please note: Should Lockdown Level 4 be extended after the 11th July 2021, the course will be rescheduled and respondents notified accordingly. Reni and…

{news} South African Pride at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Five SA Olive Industry Association members have won nine awards in the annual NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.  The NYIOOC (The New York International Olive Oil Competition) is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest and is rated the most trusted guide to the year’s best Extra Virgin Olive Oils.  South Africa’s awards list…

{news} TOKARA trounces challenging year with olive oil bounty

Undeterred by the untold challenges of a year besieged by Covid-19, TOKARA, the family owned Stellenbosch wine and olive estate, has prevailed with a phenomenal 2020 olive oil vintage. The thriving olive groves on the rolling foothills of the Simonsberg surpassed previous harvests both in terms of quality and quantity this year.  Acclaimed for its…