We are olive oil dealers, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
We supply most bulk users, wholesalers, and food manufacturers nationally. We pack under our two brands, namely “Wilson’s” and “CanOlive”®. We’re in the business of receiving local olive oil in bulk, directly from the estates, and packing it in our bottling line. We then market and distribute it in smaller pack-sizes (in just about any size, from 250 ml to 1000 L).
Over the last 15 years we’ve built a great reputation, and developed three valuable brands.
The market segment in which we are strongest is the so-called “food service” segment .. (that’s restaurants in plain-speak). The other segments in which we are active are the Industrial (ie Food manufacturers), and the Consumer range.
Smaller users should please contact us for details of our regional wholesalers.
Although olive oil is what we’re best known for, we stock no less than 20 different edible oils, plus the derivatives that we pioneered ourselves (eg the family of flavoured oils, namely Truffle, Lime, Garlic, Peri, Basil, and Butter). Our unblended “Wilson’s” range includes Avocado, Peanut, and Walnut oil (inter alia), and (of course!) extra virgin olive oil.
Our policy is that our labels should in no way misrepresent the product.
We’re phasing out the “SKY” brand in favour of the “Wilson’s” brand. The consensus is that the different brands confused customers.
On age of, and storage of olive oil
The saying runs “Old wine and young olive oil”. Freshness, typified by a smell of fresh-cut lawn, is everything. (I’ve yet to detect this freshness in an import).
One can manage the triple threats of light exposure, oxidation, and temperature.
- a tin is better than a dark green bottle is better than a clear bottle. Store in a dark place.
- a sealed container is essential .. and once opened, finish the oil within a fortnight. A bottle made from PET (plastic) is just as impervious as one made from glass or from tin.
- chill the oil (although it will solidify at <5°C, it will melt again without any problem)(experts differ on this recommendation)
Bulk storage on the estates is in stainless steel tanks at 18°C, under a nitrogen blanket.
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