OUR STORY

Willow Creek Olive Estate is an internationally acclaimed producer of
Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our awards, both locally and abroad, serve as an
affirmation of the superior quality of our oils.
As leaders in the South African olive industry, we have proudly established
ourselves as one of the largest olive oil producers in the Southern Hemisphere.
The quality of our olive oils stem from special care tending the groves
and the diligent management of each stage of the production process.

We are meticulous about quality; therefore 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 participate in its Commitment to Compliance scheme.

The international awards and world rankings we have received from some of the best tasting panels and olive oil judges in the world, attests to our commitment to quality and the passion that drives us.

It is more than a commodity,
it is a product of passion.

The Nuy Valley offers lime rich soil, a typical Mediterranean climate with low average rainfall, but access to irrigation water – a terroir that lays the foundation for the production of healthy, flavour some olives.

Mechanical harvesting enable us to harvest each olive cultivar at its optimum stage of ripeness and to limit the time from tree to factory. Within 6 hours the olives are cold extracted with our state of the art Pieralisi Protoreattore and Leopard 6 decanter.

By harvesting the olives at the optimum level of ripeness, minimizing the time from tree to processing, utilizing the latest technology and limiting exposure to oxygen, high polyphonol levels are ensured. Various cultivars are carefully blended to produce all 3 styles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Intense, Medium and Delicate. You won’t find a neutral or bland tasting olive oil at Willow Creek Olive Estate.

The extra-ordinary health benefits of Extra
Virgin Olive Oil are captured in polyphenols:
antioxidants and anti-inflammatory micro
nutrients, like oleocanthal – proven to
reduce inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative
diseases and cancers. The
more intense or robust the Extra Virgin
Olive Oil is (i.e. the more bitter and peppery
it tastes), the higher the polyphenol level
and thus the health attributes.

Our dark glass bottles and specially produced PET bottles with UV Filter and Oxygen Barrier, protects the Extra Virgin Olive Oil against light oxidation in order to maintain the optimum shelf life and health properties of the product. The unique Squeeze bottle in which our medium intensity Estate Blend is packaged, has proven to be the consumer’s favourite as it allows one to control the exact amount to be used while the bottle is light, unbreakable and bio degradable. 3 Litre tins with pull out spouts offers easy handling for high volume consumers.

A choice of 13 cultivars allows for the blending of complex flavour profiles in all 3 styles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Delicate, Medium and Intense. Flavoured olive oils further extends our range. By adding 1% of concentrated flavour oil to 99% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we’re able to offer the healthiest, most flavoursome salad dressing and a stockpile pantry item with authentic flavour captured in nutrient rich olive oil for when you don’t have the real ingredient on hand. Our range of balsamic vinegars, olies, tapenade and olive pesto’s compliments Willow Creek Olive Estate’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

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In order to be the preferred Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand, Willow Creek
Olive Estate will constantly evolve to deliver a versatile range of premium
products to suit the culinary and sensory demands of consumers and
connoisseurs alike.