Darling Olives




Darling Olives is located just 3 km out of Darling towards Yzerfontein, nestled amidst vineyards, grazing cattle and olive groves.

Our 70 hectares of olives are all dry land and grown on the Alexanderfontein Estate. They get processed within 24 hours of being handpicked, resulting in a superior product.

At the tasting room we offer an culinary adventure into what Darling Olives is all about. You will get to experience our olives, olive oils, Labneh Makbus cheese, jams, marmalade and olive pastes etc, the tasting ends with delicious Olive Chocolate and our exclusive red wine. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and red wine are sold exclusively on the Alexanderfontein Estate. And as an extra treat during the winter months we always have a fire burning in our tasting room to shake off the cold while enjoying an informative tasting.

Experience a traditional approach to olives on a working farm where cattle are still herded by horse and a flock of sheep might cross your path. Darling Olives is a great place to start your education about how olives are grown, pressed and cured.

address: Darling Olives on the Darling Yzerfontein Road
tel: 022 492 3171
email: taste@darlingolives.co.za
web: www.darlingolives.co.za
tasting & sales: Mon–Fri: 09h00 until 16h00
Sat: 09h00 until 13h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 untill 13h00
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas & Boxing Day


Continue reading →

Het Bos Olives




The Pienaar family has always been passionate about farming. Their dream realised several years ago when they established a 17 hectare olive grove at Het Bos, their farm on the outskirts of Darling on the Cape West Coast.

This region has a maritime Mediterranean climate which is ideally suited for olive growing; they chose to plant the well-known Frantoio Cultivar. The slight spicy and peppery character of this oil suits most palates. The high anti-oxidant count makes it one of the healthiest olive oils.

The ‘little’ grove at Het Bos is big enough to make a meaningful quantity, yet small enough for them to hand craft and create a superb product and present it with pride & joy.

tel: 022 492 2557
cell: 082 509 0425
fax: 086 690 9985
email oliveoil@tasteofdarling.co.za
notes: Visits by appointment


Continue reading →