Gabriëlskloof releases 2015 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Words: Crush

Gabriëlskloof Estate, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, has released its newest vintage 2015 Estate Extra Virgin Oil – a true expression of its idyllic Cape South Coast terroir crafted from a meticulous selection of hand-harvested groves on this family-owned farm. 

Gabriëlskloof’s award-winning ‘liquid gold’ exudes purity and multiple layers of intense flavour, the result of blending oils from five different varieties grown, extracted, blended and bottled on the estate on the outskirts of Bot River.

The oil has clinched an enviable Gold medal at the annual SA Olive Awards for the past four years and in 2013 Gabriëlskloof’s one and only Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil was hailed one of the ABSA Top 5 olive oils in the country by the South African Olive Association. This highly contested competition is an extension of the annual SA Olive Awards and last year Gabriëlskloof featured amongst the Top 10 nominees. More recently the estate won the 2014 Marco Zinchella Award in the Medium Olive Oil Category in this prestigious South African competition, which is sponsored by the olive press manufacturer, Oliomio.

The 2015 Gabriëlskloof Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a fresh, well-balanced and intense style oil. The nose is defined and elegant, rich in nuances of fresh cut grass, green olives, artichoke and green tomatoes. Its taste is intense with a pleasant bitter aftertaste and a lasting peppery sensation.

A drizzle of 2015 Gabriëlskloof Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil will enhance an endless array of appetisers, salads and entrées. Brush this elegant oil over fresh figs wrapped in prosciutto or use it as a base for salad dressings. It also works it magic with baked porcini mushrooms, asparagus soup and roast poultry or lamb dishes.

Gabriëlskloof Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available for purchase directly from the estate’s tasting room and deli (which also features other Gabriëlskloof olive products) and at boutique food stores. The 500ml bottle is now also available at Checkers, nationwide. It is also used at the restaurant at the estate. 

For more information contact Gabriëlskloof Estate at Tel: 028 284 9865, email or visit

Gabriëlskloof Estate is just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.

Some recipe inspiration using olive oil.

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