The well-known olive oil producer received a gold medal at the 2007 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in the category International/South African blends.
Willow Creek competed with 396 entries from 16 countries to achieve this award. This triumph follows a Grand Mention Diploma at the Leone d'Oro dei Mastri Oleari competition in Parma, Italy recently.
Regarded as the pinnacle of olive oil awards, the competition is organised by the Mastri Oleari, a guild formed to represent the interests of Italy's finest olive oil producers and sponsored by the country's ministry of agriculture.
The Directors' Reserve is a Frantoio blend of medium intensity. It has complex characters with aromas of freshly cut grass, tomato vines, rocket and watercress. Among its many other uses, it also perfectly complements soup and pasta dishes or can be used to baste a cut of seared steak.
These two prestigious awards have added to the Estate's already impressive list of accolades for the Directors' Reserve oil.
About Willow Creek
Located in the fertile Nuy Valley near Worcester, the estate has yielded agricultural products for over 200 years.
The land was first cultivated by Johannes Stephanus Rabie in 1793 with the first oil being pressed by his great, great grandson, Andries Rabie, in 2002.
In November 2002, with the goal of facilitating large scale expansion, Cape Town entrepreneur, Johan Pretorius and his wife Mariétte who own Alomzicht Olive Estate, became partners in the Willow Creek brand – so creating a partnership with global potential and aspirations.
Visit www.willowcreek.co.za for more information.