Photographic Tours

January 13, 2015
Photographic Tours in the Western Cape

We are planning some exciting tours for people who love photography, and would like to learn more. These tours will be hosted by an accomplished photographer, who also own a Photography school. During the tours you will be escorted to some amazing locations in the Western Cape, where you will  be able to expand your skills. At the end of the tour, we will visit an olive farm in the area, where you can taste some of the wonderful Extra Virgin olive oils produced in this area, and you can take photos of olives and trees.


If you are interested in joining one of these tours, e-mail us at: capeoliveroute@gmail.com., and we will send you more information about the tours.




 

South African Olive Oils Amongst World's Best

May 16, 2013


Although a relatively young industry in South Africa, the olive farmers are making a name for themselves in the International market. At the recent New York Internationnal Olive Oil Competion, the largest and most important Olive Oil contest of the year, a number of our local producers came out tops!

A leading panel of international experts tasted more than 700 extra virgin olive oils from around the globe to determine which deserve to be amongst the best in the world.

Amongst the top ones chos...
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Olive Harvesting at Morgenster Estate

May 12, 2013



It is a cool, crisp autumn morning at Morgenster Estate, and a perfect day to harvest olives. We are waiting for a film crew to arrive, that will be producing a show for Expresso breakfast show on SABC3. We drive up the hill to look for the harvesting teams, and find them high up on the hill, hard at work raking the olives from the trees, the same way that farmers have been doing it for centuries in Mediterranean countries.

The film crew set up their equipment, looking for the perfect spot to ...
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Art Exhibition and Wine and Olive Tasting

March 13, 2013
We are looking forward to a wonderful Art Exhibition by the local artist of Gordon's Bay. This small seaside town has some amazing artists, inspired by their beautiful surroundings, no doubt! The exhibition will run from 21 March to 1 April, 2013, so take a drive out to Gordon's Bay, which is only a 45 min drive from Cape Town, and spend the day exploring this town, and the fantastic art on show.

Morgenster Estate will also be presenting a Wine and Olive Tasting, on the 21st and 22nd March. Th...
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Olive Fair in Athens, Greece

January 10, 2013
                                                                                                                      Eleotexnia Olive Fair in Greece


This new fair is being organized by the company Compass Expo Limited, that will present oil-producers, oil-pressers, merchants etc. the opportunity of showcasing their products in Athens.


The objectives of this fair is to give full briefing of anyone throughout the world being interested in the sector of production and process of olive-oil and e...


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Art Exhibition with Wine and Olive Tasting

December 8, 2012
The Gordon's Bay Art Group is hosting an exhibition of their work, from the 15th - 17th December, 2012. This promises to be a wonderful display of art by the very talented artists of the area. Come and join us for a lovely weekend at Harbor Island, and enjoy the show. The Villa Via Hotel is also running a special for this weekend, to make it possible for out of town visitors to enjoy the hospitality of the hotel for the weekend.

There will also be wine and olive tastings, from producers in the...
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Tom Mueller, author of Extra Virginity, The Sublime and Scandalous world of Olive Oil

October 1, 2012


 Tom Mueller is passionate about olive oil, and in his book, Extra Virginity - The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, he makes it clear just how important it is to find out more about this wonder-food, as he puts it "an age-old food with space-age qualities that medical science is just beginning to understand."

Extra Virgin olive oil has been used for centuries, but people are only now becoming aware of the potential health benefits consumption of the "liquid gold" can have for us - in...
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Olive Tasting at Olyvenbosch, Western Cape

September 24, 2012

Olive Tasting at Olyvenbosch




It was a fresh and wet Cape spring day, when I visited Olyvenbosch farm, on the slopes of Agter Paarl Mountains. I drove up through the beautiful tree lined driveway leading up to the tasting room for the olive oil, and was met by the friendly farm manager, Niel Botha. A few minutes later, we were joined by the owner, Paul van Eyssen. I was immediately made to feel at home, and fascinated by Paul's obvious passion for olives. He believes in producing olives in t...


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1st Southern Hemisphere Olive Oil Championship

July 31, 2012
An exciting new event for the olive growers, olive oil producers, processors and bottlers in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Compete in this event, to have a chance of being entered into the international final of the Armonia-Alma trophy and in the selction process for the "World's 100 Most Outstanding Extra Virgin Olive Oils"

 Armonia is the first and only competition in the world that brings the producer, chef and consumer together by linking Olive Oil of Exellence to the Plate.

All ...
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Welcome to the Cape Olive Route

June 11, 2012
This is the start of a very exciting journey for us. Through this website we hope to make people more aware of the olive producing farms we have here in the Western Cape. We are planning to involve as many of the farms as we can, to participate, and create something unique here in the Western Cape, South Africa.

We hope to organize Olive oil tasting events, and tours to visit all the farms that are included in this area.

We will be posting all future events here, so join our mailing list to rec...
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Mediterranean Exhibition of Olive and Olive Oil

1 - 3 March 2013

Athens - Greece