Dax Villanueva: Should you cook with olive oil?

This question is very common and there is a misconception that one should not cook with olive oil but only add it after cooking. Some people believe that olive oil has a lower ‘smoking point’ than other oils and that if it reaches that point it becomes carcinogenic. This is not entirely true. In fact […]

April 21, 2016
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Dax Villanueva: Flos Olei 2016 – A Guide to the World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Flos Olei guide is widely recognised as the only international and multi-lingual guide to olive oil. Published in English and Italian, this guide to the world of extra virgin olive oil offers a broad view of olive growing across the world. Now in its seventh edition, Flos Olei recognises and publishes the top olive […]

March 24, 2016
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Dax Villanueva: Baleia – the pride of Riversdale

There is a new compulsory stop on the Garden Route. If you’re travelling on the N2 through Riversdale, just before Mossel Bay, you’ll want to call in at Baleia Wines. Why? Well, that’s easy to answer. They have amazing wines and divine olive oil to sell you, but also they have a lovely little restaurant […]

February 11, 2016
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Dax Villanueva: Vergenoegd – satisfaction has been achieved!

Satisfaction has been achieved. That’s the meaning of the word Vergenoegd, which is also the name of the first wine farm you’ll encounter on the Stellenbosch Wine Route if you come from Cape Town via the N2. Turn left onto Baden Powell Drive and you’ll very shortly see Vergenoegd wine estate on your right hand […]

January 13, 2016
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Dax Villanueva: Four Essential Tips for Storing Olive Oil

Olive oil being a product of a fruit, unlike wine, does not mature with age and is at its best straight after pressing. The fresher the olive oil the better. There are so many health benefits that olive oil provides when consumed, as with the flavor of olive oil, these benefits start to degrade over […]

September 30, 2015
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Dax Villanueva: Olive oil competitions

Excitement is growing among local olive oil producers as the third quarter of the year is award season during which the top olive oils will be recognised and applauded. Three of the biggest olive oil competitions namely SA Olive Awards, Sol d’Oro and The ABSA Top 5 will take place in South Africa during the […]

September 1, 2015
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Dax Villanueva: A Wide River of Olive Oil

No conversation about South African olive oil can take place without the mention of RIO LARGO. This olive oil is South Africa’s top award winner since 2010 and loved by many. RIO LARGO is Portuguese for ‘broad river’ and this estate is situated on the southern banks of the Breede River, in the Scherpenheuwel Valley […]

August 3, 2015
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Dax Villanueva: The Story of The Yellow Tin

If I mention the name Badenhorst, you probably think of Adi Badenhorst and AA Badenhorst Family Wines. Understandably so, as Badenhorst wines have developed quite a reputation and Adi himself is quite a character. But not many people know that just as the Badenhorst family has established itself as a significant player in the South […]

July 3, 2015
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