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OLIVE OIL FLAVOUR WHEEL

2021-03-26T09:50:21+00:00Articles, Follow the Olive|

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: THE TASTING WHEEL GOES ROUND AND ROUND High-quality extra virgin olive oil is available in a wide spectrum of flavours and aromas. Knowing when to use what type of EVOO is a kind of culinary art that can take years to master if you don’t have access to the much-needed tools of the [...]

THE WONDER OF WILLOW CREEK OLIVE ESTATE’S DE-ALCOHOLISED WINES

2021-02-17T07:32:25+00:00Articles, News|

The Wonder Of Willow Creek Olive Estate’s De-Alcoholised Wines Wine enthusiasts will agree that nothing beats sipping a glass of smooth red or crisp white wine after a trying day at the office. However, alcoholic beverages are not everyone’s cup of tea. To truly embrace living a healthier lifestyle in 2021, one needs a tasty yet healthier alternative [...]

5 PHENOMENAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2021-01-08T11:59:52+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

5 PHENOMENAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Apart from the rich and flavourful taste of Willow Creek Olive Estate’s delicious range of extra virgin olive oils (EVOO), our products also offer an abundance of well-researched health benefits. In other words, you are not only treating your taste buds when indulging in our incredible EVOO collection but [...]

HOW TO TASTE LIKE A CONNOISSEUR AT HOME

2021-01-08T11:50:29+00:00Articles, Cooking|

HOW TO TASTE LIKE A CONNOISSEUR AT HOME Do you consider yourself an extra virgin olive oil connoisseur? If not, you have come to the right place. At Willow Creek Olive Estate, we have mastered a sampling method that allows you to discern the intensity of each oil’s unique characteristics when trying out our range. [...]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Remedy For Insomnia

2020-07-06T08:41:35+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

Olive Oil and it's Sleep Health Benefits as A Natural Home Remedy In the bustle and gruff of modern-day society is a tendency to affect sleep cycles poorly, therefore looking to know how to fall asleep is the new quest of a statistically staggering number of ever-increasing cultures of insomniacs that need all the good and healthy advice on good [...]

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THIS WINTER, INSIDE AND OUT, WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.  

2020-06-02T18:07:29+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF THIS WINTER, INSIDE AND OUT, WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.   Winter is here, but that’s no excuse to neglect yourself! EVOO nourish you inside and out, thanks to its many healthy properties. EVOO also doubles as an amazing skincare product for all your beauty needs. Adding EVOO to your beauty routine provides numerous benefits for [...]

HARVESTING AND PROCESSING OLIVES

2020-05-20T13:05:46+00:00Articles, News|

HARVESTING AND PROCESSING OLIVES Olives are the earliest crop known to be cultivated by humans, having been grown and harvested for at least six thousand years. In local gardens, their familiar grey-green foliage lends an immediate air of classical antiquity. But pressing and curing olives at home has become something of the past. For the adventurous foodie, though with [...]

EVOO FOR A HEALTHY BEARD

2020-05-22T07:39:39+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

EVOO FOR A HEALTHY BEARD Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is known to be one of the best sources to nourish and grow hair. EVOO is extremely beneficial for beard growth due to it naturally containing antioxidants, its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, and also help with moisturizing beard hair and skin. There are many benefits of applying EVOO on [...]

HYDRATING TURMERIC FACE MASK

2020-04-23T07:50:11+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

HYDRATING TURMERIC FACE MASK By: misswish.com Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of EVOO Once you have all the ingredients ready, simply combine them all in a bowl to obtain a paste. It’s important that you mix everything well so that each portion of this paste contains an equal amount of [...]

THE BEST MEDICINE FOR CORONA VIRUS IS OLIVE OIL

2020-04-01T11:21:55+00:00Articles|

THE BEST MEDICINE FOR CORONA VIRUS IS OLIVE OIL BY: JENNA WALTER We are evolving and so are the viruses. Unfortunately, Corona Virus is one such example and it is something that causes different kinds of illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and many more. Corona virus has never been detected in humans [...]

WHAT IS THE HEALTH BENEFIT OF OLIVE OIL?

2020-05-04T07:02:44+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

WHAT IS THE HEALTH BENEFIT OF OLIVE OIL? BY: YVETTE BRAZIER Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. It is rich in antioxidants. The main fat it contains is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which experts consider a healthful fat. The antioxidants in olive oil may help protect the body from cellular damage that can lead to a [...]

11 PROVEN BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

2020-05-04T07:03:49+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

11 Proven benefits of olive oil BY: JOE LEECH,MS The health effects of dietary fat are controversial. However, experts agree that olive oil — especially extra virgin — is good for you. Here are 11 health benefits of olive oil that are supported by scientific research. 1. OLIVE OIL IS RICH IN HEALTHY MONOUNSATURATED FATS Olive oil is [...]

GET TO KNOW OUR FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS

2020-05-04T07:20:20+00:00Articles, Cooking|

GET TO KNOW THE WILLOW CREEK’S FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL RANGE. By: Dané Cilliers Often, we receive queries from clients asking for advice about the use of the Willow Creek flavoured extra virgin olive oil range. Willow Creek offers 9 flavoured extra virgin olive oils. This article aims to inform you that each extra virgin olive oil [...]

GET HEALTHY HAIR WITH OLIVE OIL

2020-05-04T07:21:21+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

Get healthy hair with olive oil for hair growth By: Dané Cilliers Let’s keep it real: You put your hair through the wringer nearly every day. We colour, cut, highlight, apply heat and use countless product chemicals and deep treatments, plus, the general tug-o-war when we try a new style, you are asking a lot from it. To [...]

WILLOW CREEK WENT STIR CRAZY!

2020-04-28T11:30:31+00:00Articles, Cooking|

WILLOW CREEK WENT STIR CRAZY! BY: ALINDA VAN DYK I recently had a wonderful experience that involved gorgeous, fresh ingredients, new ideas, two great chefs, sparkling wine, delicious food and Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil – of course! I had the good fortune of attending a cooking demo on the 1st Thursday of the month at the [...]

HOW CAN OLIVE OIL BENEFIT MY PET?

2020-05-04T07:23:32+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

VET BILLS GETTING YOU DOWN?  SEE HOW YOU CAN SAVE SOME MONEY AND HAVE A HEALTHY PET WITH OLIVE OIL. By Dané Cilliers Pet parents and pet lovers only want the best for their pets, but sometimes the budget is just too tight to rush to the vet for a 10 min consultation. Our furry little friends however [...]

EVOO, A DAILY MUST HAVE FOR DIABETICS

2020-05-04T07:24:47+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

EVOO, ONE OF THE FOODS THAT DIABETICS MUST HAVE DAILY. By: Ofentse Sefolo Being diagnosed with diabetes can be scary. The transition from eating whatever you want to having to watch what you eat can be hard. Diabetes is directly linked with increased risk factors of heart disease and heart strokes. Therefore, it is essential for diabetic patients [...]

IS COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL GOOD FOR COOKING?

2020-05-04T07:25:48+00:00Articles, Cooking|

IS COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL GOOD FOR COOKING? BY ALINDA VAN DYK The answer is YES! We have come to learn that Olive Oil is healthy. However, along with this knowledge come a lot of classifications and terminologies that can create a maze of questions. So how does one decide what cooking oil to use, that will provide [...]

IS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, GOOD OR BAD FOR FRYING?

2020-05-04T07:27:09+00:00Articles, Cooking|

Is EVOO good or bad for frying? by Hester de Wet Fish and “slap” chips, jalapeño poppers, onion rings or samosas. Whether we enjoy it on FRYdays or per occasion, we South Africans sure like our fried foods! Many of us still want the same hot, crispy satisfaction, but without the guilt, so we look to other oils. [...]

CAN OLIVE OIL HELP RELIEVE EARACHE?

2020-05-04T07:28:47+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

CAN OLIVE OIL HELP RELIEVE EARACHE? by Dané Cilliers WHAT IS EARACHE? Earache is a common problem, especially in children. It can be worrying, but it is usually only caused by a minor infection. Earache can be a sharp, dull or burning ear pain that comes and goes or is constant. The most common ear infection is called [...]

OLIVE OIL MAY PREVENT ULCERS

2020-04-20T11:14:22+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

OLIVE OIL MAY PREVENT ULCERS By Jennifer Warner A new Spanish study suggests virgin olive oil may help prevent and treat H. pylori infections, which are responsible for millions of cases of gastritis and peptic ulcers each year.Preliminary laboratory tests show the antioxidant compounds found in virgin olive oil are effective against several strains of H. pylori bacteria, which infects the lining [...]

20/20 LUNCHBOX IDEAS WITH OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL

2020-05-18T12:26:11+00:00Articles, Cooking|

20/20 LUNCHBOX IDEAS WITH OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL by Alinda van Dyk 2020 is a new year – as well as a NEW DECADE. Take this special new beginning on with 20/20 vision. Look into the future with positive, clear foresight of your personal goals. Take this opportunity to start a new chapter filled with health, happiness [...]

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2020-05-04T07:31:50+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Extra virgin olive oil is recognised as one of the healthiest oils. From its antibacterial properties to its ability to remove makeup more thoroughly than your favourite beauty brand, it seems this miracle liquid can do it all Here are 8 health benefits of EVOO: 1. Healthy Fats Extra [...]

OLIVE OIL GIFTING IDEAS

2020-05-04T07:41:59+00:00Articles|

OLIVE OIL GIFTING IDEAS Written and compiled by Alinda van Dyk IT’S THE SEASON TO BE GIVING The gifting season is upon us! Shopping malls are lit up with lights and decorations. Shops are filled with Sun-tan lotions, beach towels and holiday plans are being made. School kids are having class parties and businesses [...]

INFUSED OLIVE OIL GIFT

2020-05-18T12:24:34+00:00Articles|

INFUSED OLIVE OIL GIFT Article by Ofentse Gomba With Christmas being around the corner, don’t let the stress of gift shopping kill your holiday spirit. As much as we all love our family and friends, getting them Christmas gifts can turn into a dreadful experience. Imagine having to deal with the rush at the mall while browsing [...]

FACE TO FACE WITH EVOO

2020-05-18T12:21:10+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

FACE TO FACE WITH EVOO Article by Ofentse Gomba We can talk skin all day, keeping up with the latest and greatest skincare products is a tough job. This season (and the next one, too, honestly) was all about the glow-up, specifically getting your skincare program smart and sharp so that your natural radiance shines. Another day, [...]

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY DRINKING OLIVE OIL

2020-05-18T12:10:14+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY DRINKING OLIVE OIL Article By Rick Petrocelly It’s not necessarily known as a thirst-quencher, but drinking olive oil is not something completely unheard of. By doing a quick search on the internet, you can learn about the many benefits that drinking just a small amount of olive oil can provide. The health benefits [...]

WHAT IS PURE OLIVE OIL?

2020-05-04T07:47:31+00:00Articles, Health benefits|

WHAT IS PURE OLIVE OIL? Let’s talk olive oil. If you have ever found yourself in the grocery store aisle in front of the olive oil shelf with a big frown on your face, this article is for you. Let’s be honest olive oil terminology can be confusing! What does it mean when the bottle is labelled [...]

NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:50:51+00:00Articles|

NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Article from Agri Orbit Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, Breede Valley region was announced as the 2019 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner. This is the first winner from the Breede Valley region, making it an exceptionally special award not just for [...]

WESTERN CAPE AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE HONOURED AT PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:53:01+00:00Articles|

WESTERN CAPE AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE HONOURED AT PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, in the Breede Valley region is the overall winner of the 2019 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards. The Prestige Agri Awards recognise the hard work, commitment and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. A total of 1393 agricultural [...]

FRANCOIS CILLIERS FROM THE NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS

2020-05-04T07:55:24+00:00Articles|

FRANCOIS CILLIERS FROM THE NUY VALLEY WINS THE 2019 WESTERN CAPE PRESTIGE AGRI AWARDS Article from Shoprite Holdings The Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards, which has been sponsored by Shoprite since 2012, seeks to recognise the hard work and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. Francois Cilliers from Willow Creek Olive Estate, Nuy Valley, Breede Valley [...]

WHEN OLIVE TREES BEAR FRUIT AND WHEN NOT

2020-05-18T12:06:13+00:00Articles|

WHEN OLIVE TREES BEAR FRUIT AND WHEN NOT Written and compiled by Alinda van Dyk I often get this question from our customers and recently a gentleman asked me: “Why will my olive tree bear fruit HEAVILY one year and then absolutely nothing for two consecutive years?” I decided to focus my blog on this issue [...]

OLIVE OIL FOR YOUR SKIN? YES!

2020-05-04T07:59:15+00:00Articles, Skin and Beauty|

OLIVE OIL FOR YOUR SKIN? YES! First, let us put your mind at ease. Yes, olive oil is good for your skin! We all want a clear, balanced, glowing complexion. The pharmaceutical industry and its marketing machine would have us believe that great skin comes in the form of oral antibiotics, medicated lotions, creams, and gels, [...]

THE PROOF IS IN THE TASTING

2020-05-04T08:11:42+00:00Articles|

THE PROOF IS IN THE TASTING Written by our own Alinda van Dyk – Brand Ambassador within the Western Cape Lately, the QUALITY of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more and more on the lips of the consumer, and I mean literally. This is because people are discovering that olive oil is not just another tasteless oil [...]

CHARL HAS THOUSANDS OF HEALTHY OLIVE TREES TO SHARE

2020-05-04T08:13:15+00:00Articles|

CHARL HAS THOUSANDS OF HEALTHY OLIVE TREES TO SHARE CHARL VAN SITTERT, THE FARM MANAGER OF WILLOW CREEK OLIVE ESTATE, IS UP TO HIS EYEBALLS IN OLIVE TREE SAPLINGS. AND HE WANTS TO SHARE THEM.   Charl has fifty-six thousand saplings in his nursery ready for planting. Willow Creek Olive Estate is a [...]

WILLOW CREEK WINS GLOBAL AWARD FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2020-04-28T11:28:53+00:00Articles|

WILLOW CREEK WINS GLOBAL AWARD FOR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL OUR SOUTH AFRICAN LOCALLY PRODUCED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL HAS BEEN AWARDED ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES IN THE GLOBAL OLIVE OIL INDUSTRY. Willow Creek Olive Estate was awarded GOLD for their Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) at the 2019 Terra Olivo Awards in Israel. [...]

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2020-05-04T08:18:36+00:00Articles|

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Extra virgin olive oil is recognised as one of the healthiest oils. From its antibacterial properties to its ability to remove makeup more thoroughly than your favourite beauty brand, it seems this miracle liquid can do it all. Here are 8 health benefits of EVOO 1. Healthy [...]

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