The name takes inspiration from the binary star Adhara, one of the brightest stars visible in the starry sky during the time of our Olive Harvest. Adhara can be seen in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres representing Venishree and Juergen’s places of birth; their relationship being a union of different continents, cultures and languages.
Adhara, in the Arabic language is interpreted as ‘The Virgins’. Both Venishree and Juergen moved from successful corporate careers in Europe on to a pursuit of new passions – producing extra virgin olive oil is truly virgin territory for both.
The little Springbok, a truly South African national emblem represents the South African origin of ADHARA EVOO, a proudly South African product. We have wild naughty springboks who visit the farm to take shade in the olive groves but also to sneakily indulge in some of our vine buds in their early budding stage!
ADHARA EVOO is our premium quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil grown and produced in the beautiful valley of Tulbagh in the Western Cape of South Africa, with an excellent terroir for olives and vines. The fruits are sun-kissed with glorious warm days in summer and drastically cold days in winter (yep, we have snow down here too).
Our award-winning extra virgin olive oil is obtained directly from hand-picked olives and produced by the method of first cold extraction, using a blend of select varietals (Favolosa, Leccino, Mission and Frantoio). This delicious blend results in an excellent balance of fruit, peppery aftertaste and bitterness.
ADHARA EVOO has been independently tested for chemical compliance to world standards.
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