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 2019

GET READY 2020 - Olive Harvest not far away!

After this winter’s good rain, we are happy to see our trees recovering from last year’s drought. We look forward to the harvest which we hope will start in March.

In 2019 we made four different oils: Coratina, Frantoio, Delicata and Estate Blend. They all had rich fruity aromas and were well balanced with pepperiness and bitterness. We still have some oil available which can be ordered HERE for R200 (1 Litre can) and R100 (375ml glass bottle).

2020 Fresh olives – time to order!

Our order list for fresh olives is open and from experience we know that despite us trying very hard to supply olives to everyone, latecomers may miss out.
First come first serve and you can place an order HERE or email us at info@portion36.co.za. For orders over 100kg please call 082-333 4167

Olive Oil Tasting
We are open for olive oil tasting by appointment, please email info@portion36.co.za or call 082-333 4167.


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.