Exciting news from Willow Creek Olive Estate as they take the laurels. two gold awards, at the premier national championship for olive oils, the SA Olive Awards, that were announced last week. Willow Creek received amongst others, two gold awards. Willow Creek has also took the Best of Class award at the recent 16th L’Orciolo d’Oro, Southern Hemisphere, an international competition for extra virgin olive oils. Willow Creek’s Director’s Reserve received a Grand Menzione and Gran Prestige Gold at Terra Olivio, the Mediterranean international olive oil competition, while its flavoured olive oils garnered four silver medals at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.
At the SA Olive Awards, Willow Creek received gold for its Estate Blend as well as the extra virgin olive oil it supplies to leading grocer Food Lover’s Market. The Estate also picked up silver medals for its Directors’ Reserve and Nuy Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
“We’re delighted with this achievement and particularly with our Estate Blend, which was identified as Best of Class at L’Orciolo d’Oro,” says Willow Creek Olive Estate MD Andries Rabie. “There can be no doubt about the exceptional quality inherent in these extra virgin olive oils, which are consistent top performers around the world.”
Further good news is that Willow Creek’s two top scoring SA Olive Award have been selected to take part in the ABSA Top 5 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. The 5 best olive oils in South Africa will be announced on the 14th of October 2014.
Willow Creek Olive Estate is in the Nuy Valley, between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape. The region’s lime-rich soils, availability of irrigation water and Mediterranean climate, with dry summers, cold winters and low annual rainfall, make it ideal for producing olives with a complex, appealing flavour profile.
Willow Creek’s products are available at fine delis and leading retailers including Woolworths, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Food Lover’s Market, Spar and Montague Dried Fruit & Nuts.
On the Willow Creek Estate a tasting room and shop are open to the public. In the nursery olive trees are on sale.
For more information, visit www.willowcreek.co.za
Willow Creek at 023 342 5793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.