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.




Our first 2018 Cloudy Olive Oil (what the Italians call Olio Nouvello) are now for sale in 1L cans.

You can order from our web site or just come around to the farm. The mill is still running, you may be able to taste some straight from the source. Now that is fresh!


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. We have a Kalamata Club for home curers and the club has published a Kalamata Guide.

We pick Kalamata and Mission olives for you

Have you not yet ordered your olives for home curing? It is not too late. We take orders for Kalamata and Mission and we can courier anywhere in South Africa. You order by sending an email to info@portion36.co.za. See our pricelist for olive orders, selfpicking and courier here.
We are still open for selfpicking until 30 April daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the Contact Page for directions. We provide picking buckets, and we also sell buckets with lids that can be used for pickling your olives. We weigh the olives and you pay per picked kilo. It is not necessary to book but we advise you to email us and let us know when you plan to come. We are a small farm and cannot accomodate groups of more than 15 people at the time.

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.