Olive related culinary experiences
Compagnesdrift, Hermanus Road, Botrivier, 7185S 34 13.592 E 19 12.368
“Bakenshoogte Extra Virgin is beautiful intense limpid golden yellow colour oil with delicate green hues. Its aroma is elegant and ample, rich in vegetal hints of artichoke and wild chicory, together with distinct notes of aromatic herbs, especially mint and rosemary. Its taste is full strong, characterized by a flavour of lettuce, black pepper and a distinct almond finish. Bitterness is powerful and pungency is definite and harmonic. It would be ideal on bluefish appetizers, bruschette with tomatoes, artichoke salads, asparagus soups, pasta with swordfish, boiled octopus, barbecued lamb, baked game and hard mature cheese” – Flos Olei 2013
Kloovenburg Vineyards, R46 Road, Riebeek Kasteel, 7307Mon - Fri 9h00 - 16h30 Sat 9h00 - 14h00
S 33 23.623 E 18 53.437
For the past 300 years Kloovenburg has harnessed the rich agricultural potential of the Swartland’s soil.Today, under the leadership of formidable husband-and-wife team Pieter and Annalene du Toit, Kloovenburg stands proud as a top-end wine producer and olive grower of international acclaim.Du Toit’s philosophy on winemaking is that ‘Success depends equally on the suitability of terroir and the skill of the winemaker.’At Kloovenburg, skill and terroir are well matched to produce wines of excellence.Kloovenburg’s entry into the olive industry is marked by passion and chance.Annalene's tapenades, olive jams, bottled olives, and olive oils are now in demand by leading up-market retail outlets countrywide.However, its Kloovenburg’s extra virgin olive oil that truly showcases Annalene’s expertise.
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, Vergelegen Farm,Lourensford Street, Somerset West, 7129Mon - Sun 10h00 - 17h00 closed 2 days per annum (25 Dec & April-Good Friday)
S 34 05.030 E 18 53.100
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality. Visitors to the Estate's stylish Revel Fox designed tasting room,which is set against the Schaapenberg and overlooks a reed lined dam and the Helderberg, can enjoy a wine tasting experience unique in South Africa. The Estate's philosophy is to release its red Bordeaux style blends only when they have developed and aged to potential and the cellar therefore houses highly awarded earlier vintages under its Morgenster and Lourens River Valley labels. Visitors can also enjoy Giulio Bertrand's three Italian Collection wines from his small sangiovese and nebbiolo vineyards and be guided through an olive oil tasting of intriguing complexity.
Olyvenbosch Olive Farm,R44 Road, Windmeul, Paarl, 76308h00 - 17h00
S 33 39.028 E 18 58.085
A drive in farm tasting experience.All Olyvenbosch products are available for tasting, sampling and purchasing at the farm.Award winning Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Olyvenbosch signiture "on tap" boxed packaging, preserving the quality and freshness to the last drop.Paarl's "best liked" award, Kalamata and Manzanilla olives. Balsamic reduction, balsamic vinegar, and a range of pure olive oil skin care products. Visit our ONLINE SHOP www.olyvenbosch.co.za/shop/catalog.aspx Watch olive oil being pressed at Olyvenbosch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJXBlgOkStI