Archive for the 'Event-Festival' Category

13 Nov

Saudi Arabia: Al-Jouf to have an olive city

Following the success of last year’s Olive Festival, an olive city named Al-Zaytoun will be built in Al-Jouf, said Muhammad bin Al-Nasser, the city’s mayor. “A large plot with all basic amenities will be designated for the city,” Al-Nasser said, adding that he expects the city to help attract investors in olive and olive oil […]

02 Nov

South Australian olive named Best Table Olive at national competition

Coriole Vineyards from South Australia was named ‘Best Table Olive’ of the Australian Table Olive competition announced at the 12th National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards dinner held in Canberra. It was a second win in a row for Coriole Vineyards which was also awarded ‘Best Black Olive’ of the competition. Over 270 olive growers […]

30 Oct

Australian Awards proof it’s the good oil

By Sarah Leary, Photo Jason Hollister, ONE of the Australian North-West Coast’s oldest olive groves has proved its oil to be world class. Boutique Abbotsham company Cradle Coast Olives claimed silver and gold at this week’s Australian Olive Expo in Canberra for its line of Paragon oil. “We had a stall at the Tasmanian tasting […]

29 Oct

Australia: ACT region produces the good oil

Olive growers and distributors meeting in Canberra over the last two days believe that there is plenty of room for growth in the local industry. The Australian Olive Expo has heard it should be viable to produce a local extra virgin brand in and around the ACT. Australian Olive Association president Paul Miller says the […]

22 Oct

New Zealand’s Kapiti Olive oil stays golden

Kapiti olive oil scooped gold for the 4th in a row at the New Zealand Olive Gold Awards held in Wellington. One of the three Raumati and Te Horo growers, Helen Walshaw, said hot days and cool nights on Kapiti Coast helped enhance the robust fruity flavour of the oil. Kapiti Olives sends the fruit […]