OLIVE SHOP
This range includes Green, Black Mission and Kalamata Olives.
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We are currently only processing online Olive orders for the Cape Peninsula.  


Orders over R250 will be delivered free of charge within the Cape Peninsula.

OLIVE OIL SHOP

This range includes glass, plastic for bulk and spray bottles.
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Our Olive Orchards

Hillcrest Estate’s olive orchards were established in 1993 and have yielded award-winning olives and olive oils in its short lifetime. The view from our orchards, situated between 300 and 400 meters above sea level, sweeps across Table Bay to Robben Island and Table Mountain. Our orchards mainly consist of Mission, Frantoio and Kalamata cultivars. In 2001 we processed our first table olives and outsourced the making of our first olive oil. Realising the quality of the olive oil, we endeavored to make our own and purchased the necessary equipment. All production is done on the farm by hand; from harvesting to bottling. We have subsequently upgraded our machine to an Oliomo 150 and Hillcrest continues to make award-winning olive oils. We became a member of SA Olive Industry Association in order to ensure that we adhered to their quality standards. The following requirements have been met; guaranteed 100% South African product, year of harvest is displayed on the bottle, adherence to the SA Code of Conduct and Practice for production and labeling and assurance that high quality standards are met with the label accurately reflecting its content. Our olives and olive oil are available from the tasting room at Hillcrest, at Ferndale Nursery in Constantia. We also have a sales rep in Gauteng, contact details below.

CLASSIFICATION OF OLIVE OILS AND OLIVE OIL TERMINOLOGY

Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil indicate oils that are completely natural and unrefined. All other oils can be assumed to be refined, or to contain a proportion of refined olive oil. These blends are usually sold as Pure Olive Oil, Olive Oil or Light Olive Oil.

Extra Virgin – natural, unrefined olive oil with a free acidity of below 0.8%, no defects and a fruity characteristic.

Virgin – natural unrefined olive oil with a free acidity below 2%, with minimal defects.

Cold Pressed/Extracted – indicates that miling temperatures were kept below 28°C, preventing the destruction of the temperature sensitive flavour compounds, antioxidants and vitamins.

OUR AWARDS

  • 2002 Certificate of excellence Alfa Laval EVOO Competition
  • 2005 Received a 3rd prize award at the Marco Zichella Extra Virgin Olive Oils of South Africa Competition
  • 2006 Received the consumers choice award for our olive oil at the Marco Zichella extra Virgin Olive Oils of South Africa
  • Competition 2006 Received 2nd prize in the Marco Zichella Extra Virgin Olive Oils of South Africa Competition
  • 2006 Won Gold at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style
  • 2006 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for our table olives
  • 2007 Won Gold at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style
  • 2007 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for flavoured olives
  • 2009 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE award for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Medium
  • 2010 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Medium
  • 2011 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Delicate
  • 2012 Won Bronze at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Medium and Silver: Delicate category
  • 2013 Won 2 x Bronze at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Delicate style
  • 2014 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Delicate and Bronze: Medium
  • 2015 Won Silver at the SA OLIVE awards for our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil Style: Medium
The olive grove, planted on western slopes, comprises 2000 trees of oil and fruit varietals. Their unique position at 300 meters above sea level imparts a specific rich, tangy taste to the olives and a distinctive peppery aftertaste to the extra virgin olive oil.

ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING OUTLETS

Cape Town
  • Hillcrest Farm Stall (at the Hillcrest Estate entrance gate)

Monday to Saturday

9:00am – 17:00pm

  • Hillcrest Cellardoor

Monday to Sunday

9:00am – 17:00pm

Enquiries +27 (0)21 970 5800

  • Farm Stall Constantia (Ferndale nursery, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia)

Monday to Saturday

9:00am – 17:00pm

Enquiries +27 (0)21 794 5171

  Gauteng For all Johannesburg orders please call us directly and speak to Loriane on +27 (0)21 970 5800