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Willow Creek Products
Willow Creek Products is situated in the Nuy Valley, between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape. The valley is blessed with a terroir perfectly suited for the cultivation of olives. Beneath Rabie Mountain the trees thrive in deep lime soil while a climate of extremes improves flavour profiles. Everyone participating in the yearly cycle of tending the groves and extracting the oil takes pride in the end product: extra virgin olive oil, which captures the goodness of the Nuy Valley! Year on year numerous international awards are proof of the excellent quality of our brand.
Willow Creek’s first olive trees were planted in 1999 and to date we have established 220,000 trees on 280 hectares. In 2002 the first extra virgin olive oil was extracted with an Oliomio with a capacity of 50kg/hour. The following season the Oliomio was exchanged for a Pieralisi decanter, which processed 500kg/hour. A 3,5 tonne Alpha Laval was acquired in 2008 to manage the growing production and in 2014 it has been replaced by the state of the art Pieralisi Leopard 8 with a capacity of 6,5 tonnes/hour – making Willow Creek the largest South African plant equipped with this leading technology.
An Oxbo harvester is utilised to ensure that the olives are harvested at their optimum ripeness stage. At 6 tonnes an hour it supplies the capacity of the Pieralisi decanter like a hand in a glove. In addition to the manual harvesters who clean the groves after the machine, 70 factory workers are employed to preserve the table olives and bottle and package the range of products. We take pride in the quality of our products and are a member of EVA – the international Extra Virgin Alliance. This alliance holds its members accountable for their integrity and the quality of their extra virgin olive oil.
For more information contact Willow Creek at 023 342 5793 or email@example.comVisit our Website