Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced with the most up-to-date expertise and plant material; a blend of several Italian cultivars renowned for the excellent oil they produce; each contributing specific characteristic to the final product.
The term Extra Virgin relates to the level of fatty acid in the oil, must be <0.8% to qualify and is ultimately determined by the temperature at which the oil is extracted. Our state of the art machinery guarantees that every drop of Morgenster Olive oil produced has an acidity of <0.3%. The oil is allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks before being pumped off the sediment. It is then blended to provide the ultimate flavour profile and kept in pristine conditions until it is bottled to order in the now distinctive Morgenster embossed bottle. The bottle is sealed with a tamper proof pourer that guarantees that the bottle of oil you open was filled in the factory at Morgenster Olive and Wine Estate.
Flos Olei is a successor to L'Extravergine, an annual Guide last published in 2009 after nine editions, also edited by Marco Oreggia. www.flosolei.com
2014: 98 points out of a possible 100 - one of only 11 producers in the world to have achieved this top score.
2013: 97 points out of a possible 100 - Morgenster was one of only seven oils in the world to have achieved this result over four years.
2012: 97 points out of a possible 100
2011: 97 points out of a possible 100
2010: 97 points out of a possible 100
Los Angeles International Olive Awards
This is one of the premier olive oil competitions in the world, bringing together the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in awarding medals to the best oils from around the globe. Northern and southern hemisphere judging is done separately to ensure that international extra virgin olive oils are judged at their freshest and best quality. www.laoliveoilcomp.com
2013: Gold Medal
2009: Gold medal
2007: Gold medal
2006: Gold medal
2005: Gold medal
2004: Gold medal
2003: Gold medal
Terra Olivo Israel
The Terra Olivo competition held annually in Jerusalem since 2010 is organized to award the best extra virgin olive oils from all over the world; promote the nutritional benefits of olive oils to consumers; encourage the international market to notice the exceptional qualities of olive oils produced by different countries; promote and make perceptible olive oil markets in the Mediterranean and the rest of the world; increase the international consumption of olive oils. www.terraolivo.org
2011: Prestige Gold medal
2010: Gold medal
2007: Gold medal
2006: Gold medal
South African Olive Awards:
2012: Giulio Bertrand was honoured by the SA Olive Association with a Life Time Achiever trophy for his contribution to the local olive oil industry.
L'Orciolo d'Oro, Italy:
The L'Orciolo d'Oro competition is held annually under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and organised by the Enohobby Club dei Colli Malatestiani with a panel of international tasters. The name refers to a terracotta jar used in the past to store oil. The jars are now awarded as trophies. Morgenster was the first South African extra virgin olive oil to win the L'Orciolo d'Oro award in 1999 when the competition was opened to international producers. Morgenster has subsequently received an award each year it has entered. www.enohobby.it
2013: Grand Mention
2010: Award winner
2006: Award winner
2005: Award winner
2004: Award winner
2003: Award winner
2002: Award winner
2001: Award winner
2000: Award winner
1999: Award winner
L'Extravergine was an annual Guide to the best certified quality olive oil in the world, last published in 2009 after nine editions, and edited by Marco Oreggia. It was succeeded by Oreggia's annual Flos Olei Guide.
2007: Morgenster's Italian born owner Giulio Bertrand went to Rome to accept the international olive oil industry's most coveted award, L'Extravergine
2007 "Mill of the Year", in acknowledgement of the worlds' best olive oil producer.
2006: L'Extravergine judged Morgenster's extra virgin olive oil to be "The best blended olive oil in the world" out of 3000 entries in an open competition held in Italy.
Sol is the most important international exhibition dedicated to quality extra virgin olive oil, providing an opportunity for buyers and producers to meet each year. www.sol-verona.com
2006: Best blended EVOO in the World
2004: Gran Menzione Award