For the eighth year in a row, Morgenster Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town has been awarded a top score in the authoritative international Flos Olei guide which assesses the world’s best olive oils
Flos Olei 2017 edition awarded Morgenster 98 points out of a possible 100, the fourth year that the Estate has received 98%. A mere 14 producers around the world were awarded this score, Morgenster being the only South African producer among them. As only four producers have ever reached this ongoing level of exceptional quality, Morgenster’s achievement is a real feather in the cap of South Africa’s young olive oil industry.
Owner Giulio Bertrand says: “We never stop investing in the quality of our orchards and olive oil production, employ the best consultants and send our staff to work with experts in Italy. So achieving this top score is a great reward for all our hard work.”
Morgenster extra virgin olive oils available at selected delicatessens, Woolworths, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay and Shoprite Checkers stores nationwide and the Estate’s tasting room www.morgenster.co.za
Retail prices: Morgenster blended extra virgin olive oil 500 ml around R130; single cultivar Don Carlo and Monte Marcello extra virgin olive oils around R144