September 25, 2019

September is springtime in South Africa when nature realises that it is time to wake up and be fruitful. But, of course before the fruit there must be flowers and a delicate process of pollination has to take place.

We are encouraged by the amount of flowering going on...

September 3, 2019

Sadly we have not entered the SA Olive Awards since our winning haul of 2016 – one could say that it has been a period of consolidation following our severe pruning of our olive grove in 2017 and the scorching by the bush fire of 2018 – so we were pleased to be able to...

May 30, 2019

We have got the ‘bit between our teeth’ and are moving forwards to increase the size of our olive plantation – last year we planted 400 new Coratina trees (with a sprinkling of Frantoio to assist with pollination) in the newly christened Chapel Grove. This year we are...

March 13, 2019

We have been waiting for a couple of years now for our olive grove to recover from its severe pruning followed by last years scorching from the fire – everything seems to have been against us – but at last we are happy to say that our olives are doing what they should...

February 22, 2018

It's that time of year again. As the sun shines and olives fatten up and begin to ripen our thoughts turn to how we are going to get them off the trees and into the press. We look in envy at some of the larger olive groves that have automatic pickers and shakers, even...

May 16, 2017

To say that we were delighted to win two gold and one silver awards in The South African Olive Association 2016 competition is an understatement. As this was our first year of producing our estate pressed oil, we were ‘doing it by the book’ literally, as well as callin...

May 16, 2016


On first sight it was the impressive Cape Dutch style main house and the accompanying cottages of the hospitality business that attracted us to the property. It then became obvious that the entire estate had been maintained and cared for with an extraordinary passion...

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