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  • TASTE Magazine

    Woolworth’s TASTE Magazine 15th birthday collector’s edition is looking particularly posh with our XXV advert in it 😉 Mardouw’s award-winning intense extra virgin olive oil is available from Woolworths (and Pick ‘n Pay Western Cape) nationwide, or get it online here

    Olive oil Woolworths

  • Mardouw among 10 best EVOO in South Africa

    For the second year in a row, Mardouw’s XXV Intense extra virgin olive oil has been selected among the 10 best South African olive oils.

  • Double Gold for Mardouw at the 2018 SA Olive Awards

    Mardouw Olive Estate scooped a double gold at the 2018 SA Olive Awards held on 23 August 2018 at La Paris Estate in Paarl. Building on the Swellendam based Olive Estate’s 2017 double gold accomplishment, Mardouw’s flagship XXV Intense and the Mardouw Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil have been acknowledged by a panel of local and international tasting judges from the USA, Spain and Argentina, for their distinct quality and flavour.

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    “We are proud to see that the Mardouw brand is establishing itself as a consistent, gold-awarded brand,” says André Verder, Mardouw Olive Estate owner and long-time investor in South Africa’s olive oil industry. “Years of investing in research, soil, trees, people and equipment are today culminating in top products that are being valued for their natural purity and culinary finesse all over the world.”

    Mardouw’s olives are grown in Mediterranean-like climate and soil conditions at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains in Swellendam. Gentle hand-picking at optimal ripeness, careful cold extraction within 24 hours after harvest, and expertly blending by resident oil wizard Chris van Niekerk, guarantee the unique, fruity and sharp peppery characteristics of Mardouw’s extra virgin olive oil. The entire process, from fruit to flask, takes place at the Mardouw estate.

    “Olive oil is only Extra Virgin if the free fatty acid content is below 0,8%,” explains Philip King, Mardouw General and Sales Manager. “That’s the international standard, promulgated by the International Olive Council. Mardouw takes this one step further, by returning consistently remarkably low lab results of 0.24% FFA and 4.0 meq/kg PV for XXV, and 0.37% FFA and 6.0 meq/kg PV for our Oil of the Olive. That’s quality in numbers.”

    Mardouw Olive Estate’s olive oil products, including a special Mardouw Skin Care range, are marketed in South Africa and Europe. The Mardouw XXV Intense is available from Woolworths in South Africa, while the Mardouw Skin Care range is available from in South Africa and from leading pharmacies in Germany.

    ( Photo: Men of the moment, General & Sales Manager Philip King and Farm Manager & EVOO Wizard Chris Van Niekerk )

    Mardouw Gold SA Olive

  • Mardouw at SIAL Paris 21 – 25 OCT 2018

    Mardouw will be at SIAL, the world’s largest food innovation exhibition, held in Paris from 21 to 25 October, at stand 3 H 036 “National Pavilions and Regions of the World” (click here for details) Come and meet Mardouw’s resident olive oil maker Chris van Niekerk, who was recently awarded double Gold for the second year in a row at SA Olive’s annual EVOO competition, and General & Sales Manager Philip King.


    Mardouw SIAL Paris 2018

  • The Mardouw Skin Care Olive Oil range

    The Mardouw Extra Virgin Olive Oil Skincare range is now ready to be shipped to pharmacies in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium

    Skin Care olive oil

  • Harvest 2018

    And … the Mardouw 2018 olive harvest has started. Mardouw’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a pure, natural oil made from hand-picked olives, same-day cold extraction (or “cold-pressed”) and blending of the best cultivars at the privately owned Mardouw Olive Estate in Swellendam, South Africa. To see how we make our olive oil, click here

    South African olives

  • Mardouw Newsletter February 2018


    While last year was a massive year for Mardouw, with the launch of two new products, export to Europe and sought-after Gold awards from SA Olive and the ABSA Top 10 Best Olive Oils, the year 2018 has started on another high note: Woolworths is now stocking our XXV Intense Extra Virgin Olive Oil nationwide in South Africa. We’re on a roll, and it all makes us look forward with great excitement to our upcoming olive harvest, and to the next batch of extra virgin olive oils that are only months away from hitting the shelves … [continue reading]

    Mardouw Newsletter

  • Mardouw XXV at Woolworths

    Now available at Woolworths nationwide and online stores: our SA Olive Gold winning and Absa Top 10 Intense Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Order online now >

    Mardouw Olive Oil at Woolworths

  • Never stop to aim for the top

    “We have never stopped to strive for the best,” says Mardouw owner André Verder. Mardouw’s XXV was among the 10 exceptional extra virgin olive oils in the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition to earn the much-coveted status of South Africa’s 2017 Absa Top 10. Mardouw’s Extra Extra Virgin Olive Oil (XXV) is a pure, natural oil made from hand-picked olives, same-day cold extraction and blending of the best cultivars at the privately owned Mardouw Olive Estate in Swellendam, South Africa.

    XXV Mardouw

  • Mardouw 1st prize Marco Zichella Awards (Intense)

    The 16th annual olive oil competition in memory of Marco Zichella took place recently and the winners were announced in Stellenbosch on Saturday 28 October.
    This prize was instituted in 2002 by Marco Zichella’s wife Piera and his daughter Benedetta to honour his vision and his passion for olive oil.
    The judges, Reni Hildenbrand, Louise Rabie, Nico Loubser, Gert Van Dyk and Benedetta Lami, were delighted with the quality of the oils, more confirmation that South Africa is produing olive oils which can compete with the best internationally.
    The oils were evaluated and awarded prizes based on the perception of positive characteritics, with emphasis on attributes such as harmony (balance) and complexity. The prize-giving ceremony took place at benedetta’s home in Stellemnbosch, in an atmosphere of true Italian hospitality and friendship.
    The three winners in the different categories each received a hand painted ceramic plate, with the Zichella family crest (…) Intense category: 1st prize: Mardouw Premium XXV Intense (Swellendam) (…) {Copyright: Eikestad Nuus}

    Marco Zichella