Portion 36 Olive Orchard     Devonvale     Stellenbosch

Birgitta and Arend Hofmeyr do most of the work on the farm themselves. During harvest they are assisted by a local picking team - all olives are picked by hand. Visitors are welcome to Portion 36 by appointment - click the Contact page for details.

Guide: How to open your olive oil can


Coratina, Delicata, Favolosa, Frantoio, Leccino and Nocellara
These are Portion 36's six different Extra Virgin Olive Oils. The names are the same as the olive cultivars, we use only one cultivar for each oil. There are several hundreds of different cultivars in the world. We have chosen to grow these cultivars because we like the style of oil they make, often robust with distinct bitterness and pepperiness but not always. Each of our oil has its own character and together they offer a different and educational tasting experience.


Open your heart to Olives!

Portion 36 Olive Orchard is a small boutique olive farm located in Devonvale, 7 km outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, South Africa. Portion 36 Olive Orchard is owned and run by Arend and Birgitta Hofmeyr.

There are nearly 2000 olive trees in our orchard. We planted the trees ourselves in 2007. We farm organically and feed the trees natural composts. Good soil and happy and healthy trees produce good quality olives.

At Portion 36 we use both modern technology and old fashioned common sense – a combination that results in wonderful olives and a grateful environment. We love fresh and natural olive products, we pick our olives by hand and all products are made by us on the farm.

We make mono varietal Extra Virgin olive oils from five different cultivars. Visit our Olive Oils page for more information. We have our own press and besides pressing our own olives we press for othe small producers. You are welcome to visit our farm and do an olive oil tasting (by appointment).

We also make natural Kalamata table olives in a salt brine. See our Table Olives page for more information.


Portion 36's Extra Virgin Olive Oils 2018

Harvest is over for this year and our beautiful olives have been pressed in to six fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
Our oils are for sale on the farm and can also be ordered here in 375ml bottles (R90) or 1L cans (R180) or 5L cans (R800).

The harvest of Kalamata and Mission is also finished and there are no more fresh olives for sale. Our order list for 2019 is open. If you want to place a preliminary order already now, please email us at info@portion36.co.za

We are open for tasting of our 2018 olive oils by appointment, send an email to info@portion36.co.za or call 078-321 9064. We also have Kalamata Table Olives for tasting and sale. They can also be ordered online here.


Portion 36 Newsletter:
Do you want to read about Life on Portion 36, farming in the orchard, making olive oil, pickling olives and sharing knowledge? Or wanting some ideas on how to cook with olive oil and olives? Or just enjoying some beautiful pictures from a piece of paradise? Click here to read our latest newsletter.

Have questions about olive home curing? Read the Kalamata Guide.