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.

CURING OLIVES?
Do you have questions about olive home curing?
Read the Kalamata Guide.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO:
How to open your Portion 36 olive oil can

Get your olives
to your door!

We courier fresh olives to you anywhere in South Africa. The olives are transported in buckets with water to keep them fresh and not bruising. Click here for pricelist.

 

2024 Kalamata Harvest

We are not yet open for orders for Kalamata olives. The olives are still growing and we want to be able to estimate how much
olives we can supply this year.

We hope to be able to take orders in mid February and ask customers to be patient. We will notify here when the order list opens.

For Olive Oil pressing
Contact Arend 082-333 4167

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 olive mill and besides making oil from our own olives we offer milling for other 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 2023

The 2023 Extra Virgin Olive Oil were made from Coratina, Favolosa, Frantoio, Leccino and Delicata olives.
Olive oils are for sale from the farm or click here for ordering online. During harvest and pressing season (March to June) the oils are "cloudy". We do not filter our oils but they will naturally clear after some time.

DELICATA, CORATINA, FAVOLOSA, FRANTOIO, LECCINO

The name of the oils 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.
We comply to SA Olives standards for Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is displayed through the small green sticker on our label, the CTC label.