SA OLIVE AWARDS
2007- Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition SILVER Category Medium Fruity
2008- Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition GOLD Category Medium Fruity
2008 The Marco Zichella Award 3rd Consumers choice
2009 Extra virgin olive oil competition: Bronze - Category Boutique producer.
Standing proud on the northern slopes of the Groenberg mountain is the Foxenburg
Estates certified organically grown olive groves. Aged trees of forty-five
years and as young as one year are flourishing alongside the pristine Renosterveld
and fynbos nature reserve of the farm.
Here the olives are handpicked with care and pressed the same day to ensure
an extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality. Our certified organic
extra virgin olive oil is the natural unprocessed oil extracted from the
first pressing of our olives.
Our tree varieties are Mission, Frantoio and Luccino which yield and oil
with a medium fruity slight pepper flavour and is soft on the palate.
Ideal for use in the kitchen on crispy bread, salads, roast vegetables
and for baking and frying.
At Foxenburg Estate we yearly commit ourselves to a small production of
organic table olive processing.
We hand pick with utmost care our black mission olives. They are selected
for size, quality and colour. They are processed through a natural brine
fermentation method that can take a year or more for the bitterness to reduce
to an acceptable level. We pack the olives in a brine solution with a dash
of organic appel cider vinegar.
Table olives are a gastronomic delight. They are such a versatile fruit that
can be eaten with raw food, salads or roasted with different types of vegetables
and meats. Olives baked in bread, ciabattas, pizza and pies are delicious.
A tapenade of olives is always popular, give our olives a try and you will
not be disappointed, they have a flavour distinct to the Foxenburg Estate