Our Olive Oil

A perfect balance of fruitiness, a hint of appropriately attractive bitterness and optimal pungency.

Awards

Vesuvio Estates has consistently won awards at prestigious international olive oil competitions and events.

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About Us

As South Africa’s largest olive oil producer, Vesuvio takes pride in the top quality of our operations, from our generous trees to your abundant table

Recipes

Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a versatile gourmet oil that will meet all your daily cooking needs.

Processing

At Vesuvio Estates, processing, storage and bottling processes are HACCP controlled ensuring that the best possible hygiene and traceability practices are followed.

Our Products

Made from machine harvested olives from the Vesuvio Estates.

Sorrento Pesto

Serve as a sauce for pasta or vegetables, or as topping for pizza and potatoes, or as a spread or dip

Ingredients

  • 40 large basil leaves
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 250 ml Vesuvio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 50g Parmesan cheese
  • 50g pecorino cheese

Wash basil leaves and dry well.  Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a very fine paste.  The pesto sauce keeps in the refrigerator in a jar with a film of olive oil poured over the top.  Can also be frozen.