The South African "SA Olive Competition"

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The SA Olive Competition is held annually to award the finest of that year’s vintage. Entries are blind judged over a period of three days.

”The South African consumer is increasingly aware of the high quality of locally produced olive oils and keeps a close eye on the results of this competition,” says Andries Rabie, prior SA Olive chairperson.

The competition, was in its ninth year, attracted 76 locally-produced extra virgin olive oils. A total of 17 exceptional extra virgin oils received gold medals in three categories – 3 for Delicate, 8 for Medium and 6 for Intense style oils.

1. The content is 100% South African.
2. The year of harvest is prominently displayed, indicating the freshness of the oil.
3. The producer is committed to the standards set in the SA Olive Codes of Practice and based on international quality standards.
4. Labelling is honest and transparent.

About SA Olive

SA Olive is an association representing the common interests of the South African olive industry. SA Olive members consist of olive growers, olive oil producers, table olive producers, tree nurseries and olive importers.
SA Olive is committed to supporting a healthy future, i.e. ensuring a healthy future for its members, healthy growth and development for the industry and a healthy lifestyle for all South Africans.


Postal address: P O Box 357, Paarl, 7620
Physical address: 258 Main Street, Paarl
Tel nr: 021-870 2900
Fax nr: 021-870 2915
Contact the Manager, Vittoria Jooste, at
Contact the Chair, Nick Wilkinson, at
Contact the Secretariat at
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