A Rare Fruit – Manzanilla Cacereña Olives Image

A Rare Fruit – Manzanilla Cacereña Olives

The  Manzanilla Cacereña olives are a variety cultivated exclusively in, and are indigenous to, Sierra de Gata, a small region in the north of Extremadura close to the Portuguese border.  This olive is not widely used to produce oil, yet its flavor profile and temperature charactoristics make an exceptional oil.  The olive can freeze on…

Morgenster Estate: a Historical Treasure Image

Morgenster Estate: a Historical Treasure

The 300-year-old Morgenster Estate is situated near the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West and is renowned for its award-winning Bordeaux-style red wines and extra virgin olive oil.  The Homestead’s six perfectly proportioned gables are acknowledged in the historical records of Cape Dutch architecture. The front ‘holbol’ gable, with its delicate scrollwork and scallop shell apex framing the morning…