Grootevallei Olive Estate
GROOTE VALLEI OLIVE ESTATE
Wonderful Olive Oil is now being produced!
The farm where the oil is being produced is situated about 4kms outside Tulbagh just off the R46. The farm is 46 hectares in size. The Boontjies River runs through the farm and supplies our water. We have 2000 producing Mission trees, 500 trees are 6 years old and 1500 are 5 years old. We have planted 2000 Leccino trees, which will start producing in 2 years time. This years crop was hand picked and pressed within 24 hours of picking. Picking was done over a month so that only the best olives went into producing our oil.
The olives were pressed at a temperature below 28*C and the resulting oil has a natural low acidity of less than 0.8% giving it the cold pressed extra virgin accreditation. High standards of hygiene were adhered to throughout the whole process.
Our table olives are still in brine and will be ready in a few months time.
We have now installed our own olive press and will be pressing our own oil next harvest.
You are welcome to pop in for a taste!
John and Fi Acland
GROOTE VALLEI FARM
P O BOX 106
Tel: +27 (0)23 230 0660
John mob: 082 222 2823
Fi mob: 082 633 3095