Willow Creek Olive Estate

Awards

At Willow Creek Olive Estate, we are meticulous about quality. For this reason, we are very proud that our hard work has been recognised and awarded, both locally and internationally.

We value the South African olive industry’s standards and because of our commitment to producing great quality olive oil, we participate in the SA Olive Oil CTC scheme.

The international awards and world rankings we have received from some of the best tasting panels and olive oil judges in the world, attest to our commitment to quality and the passion that drives our team. For us, the best prize of all is sharing that passion with olive oil enthusiasts all around the world.

2021

Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Grand Prestige Gold – TerraOlivo IOOC
  • Top 10 – TerraOlivo IOOC
  • Top 10 – Absa
  • Gold – London IOOC
  • Gold – New York IOOC 2021
  • Gold – Athena IOOC
  • Gold – Dubai
  • Gold – SA Olive
  • Gold – Aurora

Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Gold – Athena IOOC 2021
  • Gold – TerraOlivo IOOC
  • Gold – London IOOC
  • Gold – Dubai
  • Silver – SA Olive
  • Silver – New York IOOC

Nuy Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Gold – TerraOlivo IOOC
  • Gold – SA Olive
  • Silver – New York IOOC

Blood Orange Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Coriander Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Silver – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Jalapeño Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Lemon Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Basil Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Truffle Flavoured Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Cabernet Sauvignon Balsamic Vinegar

  • Double Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Balsamic Glaze

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

Greek Style Natural Black Olives

  • Silver – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

2020

Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge
  • Silver – London IOOC
  • Distinctions Medium fruit catagory – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy

Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Gold Quality – London IOOC
  • Double Gold – The Aurora
  • Gold – Terra Olivo IOOC, Israel International Taste Challenge 2020
  • Distinctions Medium fruit catagory – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
  • Silver – SA Olive

Nuy Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

    Jalapeño Flavoured Olive Oil

    • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

    Lemon Flavoured Olive Oil

    • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

    Basil Flavoured Olive Oil

    • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

    Truffle Flavoured Olive Oil

    • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge

    Garlic Flavoured Olive Oil

    • Gold – The Aurora International Taste Challenge
        2019

        Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        • Grand Mention – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy

        Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        • Gold -Terra Olivo, Israel Distinction – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy

         

        2018

        Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        • Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
        • 1st Place – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
        • Special Mention – Sol d’Oro, South Africa
        • EVOO of the Year – EVOO World Ranking

        Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        • Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
        • 1st Place – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
        • Special Mention – Sol D‘Oro, South Africa
              2017

              Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • Gran Prestige Gold – Olivinus, Argentina
              • Gran Prestige Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
              • Gran Mention – Sol d’Oro, Japan
              • Silver Medal – Domina IOOC, Italy
              • Distinction – L’Orciolo D’Oro, Italy
              • Bronze Medal – Los Angeles Int.
              • EVOO Competition
              • Bronze – SA Olive Awards

              Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • 1st Place – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
              • Gold – Domina IOOC, Italy
              • Bronze – SA Olive Awards, South Africa

              Nuy Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • Silver – SA Olive Awards

               

              2016

              Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • EVOO of the Year – EVOO World Ranking
              • Prestige Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
              • Prestige Gold – Olivinus, Argentina
              • Gold Medal – Domina IOOC, Italy
              • Winner – ABSA Top 5, South Africa
              • Gold – SA Olive Awards
              • 2nd Place – L’Orciolo D’Oro, Italy
              • Special Mention – Sol d’Oro, Australia
              • Silver Medal – Los Angeles
              • International EVOO Competition

              Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • EVOO of the Year – EVOO World Ranking
              • Gran Prestige Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
              • Gran Prestige Gold – Olivinus, Argentina
              • Gran Menzione – L’Orciolo D’Oro, Italy
              • Silver – SA Olive Awards
              • Bronze Medal – Los Angeles International EVOO Competition

              Nuy Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

              • Silver – SA Olive Awards
                    2015

                    Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

                    • #50 EVOO of the Year – Extra Virgin Olive Oil World Ranking
                    • Gran Prestige Gold – Olivinus, Argentina
                    • Gran Prestige Gold – Terra Olivo, Israel
                    • Gold – New York International Olive Oil Competition
                    • Gold – SA Olive Awards, South Africa
                    • Special Mention – Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere, South Africa
                    • Gran Menzione – L’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
                    • Bronze – Los Angeles International EVOO Competition

                    Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

                    • Gran Prestige Gold – Olivinus, Argentina
                    • Gran Menzione – ’Orciolo d’Oro, Italy
                    • Silver – SA Olive Awards, South Africa

                    Nuy Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

                    • Silver – SA Olive Awards

                     

                    Prestige Agricultural Worker of the Year Award
                    In 2019 our oil maker won the Prestige Agricultural Worker of the Year Award out of more than 2,000 entries. This spectacular event and awards ceremony was hosted by the Western Cape Government.

                    Prestige Breede Valley Farm of the Year Award
                    Our farm also won the Prestige Breede Valley Farm of the Year Award in 2019, hosted by the Western Cape Government.
                    We are honoured that our business and our people are recognised by the Western Cape Government for their commitment and hard work behind the scenes. This is why Willow Creek Olive Estate continues to be the trusted leader in our Industry.

                    TerraOlivo IOOC (International Olive Oil Competition)
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate participated in the TerraOlivo IOOC International Olive Oil Competition and was awarded a Grand Prestige Gold and Top 10 award for their Director’s Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a Grand Prestige Gold award for their Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Presitage Gold for the Nuy Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

                    London IOOC (International Olive Oil Competition)
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate participated in the London Quality awards of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and was awarded Gold Awards for their Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

                    The L’Orciolo d’Oro Awards
                    The L’Orciolo d’Oro awards are hosts of the oldest Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition worldwide. The 2021 awards received 5,000 entries and tasted over 14,000 oils. Both the Estate’s Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil obtained distinctions under the medium fruit category.

                    The Aurora International Taste Challenge 2021
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate stood its ground as one of the top brands at The Aurora International Taste Challenge 2021. The following awards were awarded:

                    • Double Gold: Jalapeño Flavoured Olive Oil
                    • Double Gold: Cabernet Sauvignon Balsamic Vinegar
                    • Gold: Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Blood Orange Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Garlic Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Basil Flavoured Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Lemon Flavoured Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Truffle Flavoured Olive Oil
                    • Gold: Balsamic Glaze
                    • Silver: Coriander Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                    • Silver: Black Olives

                    SA Olive Awards 2021
                    The SA Olive Awards were created to honour the hard-working olive oil industry in South Africa and to acknowledge the strive for excellence in the local olive oil community. We won the following:

                    • Gold: Directors’ Reserve Evoo
                    • Gold: Nuy Valley Extra Virgin Olive
                    • Silver: Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive
                    • Silver: Faithful To Nature
                    • Silver: Single Cultivar – Frantoio
                    • Silver: Single Cultivar – Mission
                    • Silver: Single Cultivar – Coratina

                    Dubai IOOC
                    Both our Willow Creek Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil and our Willow Creek Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil won gold awards at the prestigious 2021 International Dubai Olive Oil Competition! More than 400 brands from 23 countries took part in the competition.

                    Flos Olei
                    We are proud to announce that Willow Creek Olive Estate has been selected for the Guide Flos Olei 2022! Flos Olei offers the first international guide to the best extra virgin olive oils in the world – realised in three languages, namely Italian, English, and Chinese. Willow Creek Olive Estate was selected out of 967 olive oil brands to form part of this esteemed guide.

                    New York IOOC (International Olive Oil Competition)
                    The New York International Olive Oil Competition is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contests. The annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.
                    We are proud to announce that Willow Creek Olive Estate walked away with three awards in this year’s contest!
                    – Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Gold
                    – Nuy Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Silver
                    – Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Silver

                    Athena IOOC (International Olive Oil Competition)
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate GLITTERS IN GOLD at the Athena International Olive Oil Competition with two more gold awards. We were the only South African olive oil producers that received this honour! Willow Creek Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil and our Willow Creek Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil won gold awards.

                    Absa Top 10
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate proudly snagged a trophy at the 2021 Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards! With plenty of accolades already won this year, this momentous achievement only confirms the high-standard and premium quality of our brand’s versatile extra virgin olive oil product range. The following Willow Creek Olive Estate EVOO made it onto the 2021 Absa Top 10 list: Willow Creek Olive Estate Directors’ Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil

                    Other accolades
                    Willow Creek Olive Estate is also proud to announce that it was awarded The Investment Group of The Year South Africa 2021 from a well-known UK based company.

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