AURORA CREATIVE STUDIO
Established in 2015 by talented young designer, Lize-Marie Dreyer, Aurora is a new and proudly South African creative studio located in Cape Town. Inspired by the Aurora lights, which people travel from far and wide to see, the studio employs an imaginative approach across various projects. Eventhough Aurora is the new creative studio on the block, the founder Lize-Marie, already has many accolades to her name. She was chosen as South Africa’s first Portfolio Night All Star, has won a Loerie award and was recently shortlisted as one of the Worlds Top Illustrators by the Association of Illustrators in London. Aurora Creative Studio is our creative partner that visually makes Greybe Fine Olive Products come to life.
The Bläuel family has been working with small farmers in the Mani region, in southern Peloponnese in Greece, for over 30 years promoting sustainable organic olive farming. Today over 300 families have converted to traditional organic olive cultivation practices, thanks to the innovative Mani company. Mani is Greece’s biggest supplier of organic extra virgin olive oils, olive products and mezes (Greek appetizers), and a multi-award winner on the international stage. Respect for their fellow citizens, for nature and for the rich cultural landscape in the area is at the heart of the company ethos to promote environmental and social responsibility.
NOVALIS OLIVE ESTATE
The elegant ‘Ducalis’ brand of premium quality extra virgin olive oil is produced and bottled by the Romano family outside San Severo in the province of Foggia, Apulia, south-eastern Italy. The Novalis olive estate is a small farm — 9 hectares — with 2500 olive trees of the noble and ancient Peranzana cultivar. In the words of Nazario Romano, the young producer of Ducalis; “I belong to a peasant family of very ancient origins that has over time milled olives from our fields to obtain extra virgin olive oil purely for the consumption of family members. Today my company has resumed, with the leap of a generation, this ancient tradition.” The olives are still harvested by hand and cold-pressed to guarantee a truly superior extra virgin olive oil. Under Nazario’s guidance, the Novalis farm recently completed a five-year organic farming certification programme.
The award-winning ‘Doleon’ brand of premium quality extra virgin olive oil is produced and bottled by the Makris family of the Kalamata region of southern Peloponnese in Greece. For more than 250 years the family has been producing olive oil of the highest quality, using a combination of traditional methods and natural processes combined with the latest technology. This is a family that is passionate about producing olive oil of the very highest quality.Doleon’ is a single source 100% olive juice produced from the superior Koroneiki olive tree variety and brought to you in the UK exclusively by Greybe Fine Olive Products.
NEILL ANTHONY PRIVATE CHEF
An integral member of our team, Neill Anthony is a partner and our resident Chef. Internationally acclaimed with his own television series on Food Network, Neill brings our customers beautifully created dishes and pairings with our exclusive range of local products from Greece and South Africa. Neill spent 10 years honing his skills in the professional kitchens of Gordon Ramsay, Alyn Williams, Jerome Henry and Marcus Waering. More recently, Neill returned to Cape Town where he became a personal chef, cooking for clients in the comfort of their own homes, hosting Supper Clubs and even taking clients on market day shopping experiences.
SUSIE LOWE PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography is Susie’s passion and her business. Based in Edinburgh, Susie provides high quality imagery to businesses throughout Scotland, the wider UK and also internationally. Having worked in the photographic industry all of her working life, Susie set up on her own in 2005. A highly sought after professional photographer who understands the importance of great photography to any business. Susie’s approach to work is based on strong communication with everyone involved, combined with a wealth of technical knowledge and visual style.
WILLOW CREEK OLIVE ESTATE
Nestling in the Nuy Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape is Willow Creek, producer of exquisite natural and flavoured extra virgin olive oils brought to you in the UK exclusively by Greybe Fine Olive Products. Owners Andries and Louise Rabie planted the first olive trees in 1999; however it did not take long for Willow Creek to compile an impressive record of international awards. Today the estate comprises 270 hectares, planted with 220 000 olive trees, made up of 12 varieties. Willow Creek launched a comprehensive social development programme 10 years ago with a pre-school day care centre for children of farm workers.