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  • 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

  • First prize Marco Zichella competition

    Mardouw XXV Extra Virgin Olive Oil keeps on scooping up awards! After SA Olive Gold and ABSA Top 10, now we have been awarded first prize in the Marco Zichella competition. Well done olive oil wizard Chris Van Niekerk!

    Marco Zichella

  • Will you sell or distribute our olive oils in South Africa?

    We are looking for distributors and resellers for our culinary and skincare olive oil ranges throughout South Africa. Interested? Know someone who may be? Please contact us at

    Reseller olive oil South Africa

  • Mardouw XXV among the 10 best extra virgin olive oils

    Mardouw’s XXV is among the 10 exceptional extra virgin olive oils in the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition to earn the much-coveted status of SA’s 2017 Absa Top 10.

    A panel of olive oil experts evaluated close to 90 South African olive oils from the 2017 harvest via a strict and controlled tasting. The Absa Top 10 olive oils were selected from the 19 SA Olive gold seal award winners deemed worthy of the highest accolade in the country.

    According to SA Olive chairperson, Nick Wilkinson, South African olive oil producers produce world-class olive oils that continuously receive acclaim in competitions across the world. “The SA Olive Awards which culminate in the announcement of the prestigious Absa Top 10 give local consumers a taste of the best of the best. SA Olive provides assurance that these competitions maintain international standards and thus gives consumers the confidence that buying SAO approved olive oils is a wise choice. { Source : }

    ABSA Top 10 Olive Oil

  • Visit us at the South African pavilion at ANUGA in Cologne, 7-11 OCT

    Visit the Mardouw stand at Anuga in Cologne to taste our Gold winning olive oils and get up, close and personal with olive oil wizard Chris van Niekerk and estate owner André Verder. You will find us at the The South African Pavilion Hall 11.1 Stand No. 20


  • ExpoPharm 2017

    We are launching our much anticipated Extra Virgin Olive Oil Skincare range today at ExpoPharm in Dusseldorf, Germany. Come and visit our stand at ExpoPharm from 13-16 SEP 2017 at Hall 6, Stand K 37

    ExpoPharm 2017

  • Premium, gold winning olive oils

    Still brimming with joy and pride after receiving two gold medals for our medium and intense extra virgin olive oils. While the international minimum standards for extra virgin olive oil require lab results of no more than 0.8% Free Fatty Acid and 20MEQ/KG Peroxide Value, our Mardouw Intense XXV’s lab results show a remarkable 0.35%FFA and 4.0MEQ/KG PV, while our Medium #EVOO resulted in 0.27% FFA and 5.8MEQ/KG PV. If you’re in #Germany between 7 and 11 OCT, come and taste our award-winning oils at the South African Pavilion for Fine Food at Anuga in Cologne on (HALL 11.1 B050G, A050G, A051G)

    Gold South Africa Olive Oil