Voted one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world 4 years in a row in the Flos Olei guide, Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a well-balanced blend of several Italian cultivars (Frantoio, Coratina, Nocellara, Peranzana, Don Carlo, Leccino) which are grown in Southern South Africa and are renowned for the excellent oil they produce, each contributing specific characteristic to the final product. This award-winning oil has an intense aroma of freshly cut grass followed by aromas of green tomato, almond and artichoke with a hint of green apple and a peppery finish. This oil makes a fabulous salad dressing all on its own, or use it to drizzle over toasted Bruschetta, grilled fish, roast vegetables or stir fries and makes excellent mayonnaise. Morgenster is a proud member of SAOLIVE (South African Olive Oil Industry Association), which has some of the strictest guidelines for olive oil in the world, assuring the consumer that the oil is unadulterated and of the highest quality.
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Fried Fish, Grilled Fish, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza, Tomato Soups, Pumpkin Soups, Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza
For 300 years Morgenster has attracted and inspired people through its blend of beautiful surroundings, excellent terrior and a manor house recognized as one of the great houses of the Western Cape. Morgenster Estate owner, Giulio Bertrand, maintains a lifelong philosophy of producing only the highest quality products in line with his motto: "Where there is passion there is no compromise". He built a long-term partnership with the Olive Oil Research Institute of Italy from where he imports the world's most renowned olive tree varieties and leading production technology. The trees are propagated in the Morgenster nursery and are then sold to local farms to advance the local olive industry. This has given South Africa a competitive edge and the Estate continues to garner coveted local and international awards. Past awards have included "Best Blended Olive Oil in the world" and "Mill of the year" at L'Extravergine and most recently the ÛÏMade with LoveÛ Farm award in the 2014 Flos Olei Guide with a farm rating of 98/100.