March Newsletter

Letting go… And getting started

We, at De Rustica Olive Estates, are all very excited as the harvesting season has begun and our frst olives have just arrived!

Before we get into the full swing of things, we would like to look back to the success of 2018!

2018 was an amazing year for De Rustica Olive Estates, having won 5 prestigious International awards and 6 National awards!
Not only did our olive oil perform exceptionally well, but our employees also won awards during the Klein Karoo Prestigious Landboutoekenningsaand.

The following De Rustica Olive Oils have won gold awards:

  • Los Angeles International: Estate Collection  – Coratina
  • SA Olive Awards: Estate Collection  – Frantoio
  • New York International Olive Oil Competition: Estate Collection  – Coratina
  • Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere: Estate Collection  – Coratina

ABSA Top 10: Estate Collection Single Cultivar- Frantoio

Harvesting has started!

The first olives of the season have been pressed and as we begin to crush, the aroma of freshly-cut grass fills our showroom; making us very excited for the year ahead! We are optimistic that this harvest will perform even better than our very successful 2018 harvest.

The olives are hand-picked by using a small rake to scrape the fruit from the branches. Shade nets are placed underneath the trees to collect the harvested fruit. The harvested olives are then transported in big crates from the orchards to the processing plant. Processing the olive to oil is completed within 3 hours.



Join us for an all-inclusive exploration of our award-winning olive estate beneath the majestic Swartberg Mountains. Discover its fine subtleties in a tasting experience of the senses. Start your Olive Oil journey from the routes of its production all the way to the bottle and your tasting buds in a peaceful setting with a view worth Instagramming! #DeRusticaEstate11:00 Mondays to Fridays | Tour groups on request | Bookings are essential

As we are currently harvesting, special access to our olive press will be part of the tour for a limited time only.

We are going to be in Cape Town for the World Trade Market. We would like to meet you if you are going, so come say hi! We are at stand P24.