In the 1990’s, the late Italian owner of Morgenster, Giulio Bertrand, approached Professor Fontanazza from the Olive Oil Research Institute of Italy. Together, they chose 14 olive cultivars from different Italian regions, each with discernible attributes and a reputation for producing exceptional quality olive oil. After importing 2,000 small trees of these varieties and propagating them in the nursery on his farm, Giulio Bertrand used the most up-to-date Italian equipment and expertise to produce his flagship Morgenster extra virgin olive oil. For over 10 years, this secret blend of 14 Italian varieties has consistently been judged as one of the best olive oils in the world.
A fusion of Italian excellence and South African terroir, Morgenster has a 300 year-old history and the quality to match. Morgenster extra virgin olive oil is now considered one of the best in the world.