The Tulbagh Valley in the Western Cape is home to Oakhurst Olives. Here, on the farm Lemoendrif, the Du Toit family produces multi-award winning extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata table olives and natural green olives in harmony with Mother Nature.
The terroir of the Tulbagh Valley is ideal for cultivating olives. With their roots firmly planted in the granite and sandstone soils, our olive trees bask in the abundant summer sunshine. By complete contrast winters are cold and crisp with snow-capped mountain peaks. The result is disease-free trees that yield healthy fruit with a distinctive flavor profile.
Following extensive research into industry practices and trends world-wide, Oakhurst has adopted a high-density planting approach in our groves. This facilitates orchard management and doubles production per hectare without compromising quality.
Each year, from April to June, our entire crop is carefully hand-harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure premium quality fruit for processing. Once harvested, the olives are milled and cold-extracted within 24 hours in our state-of-the-art onsite Pierlisi processing plant to capture the aromas and flavours of the freshly-harvested fruit. The oil is stored in stainless steel tanks in our olive oil cellar and bottled on demand to guarantee freshness.
Total dedication to quality in every step from planting to hand-harvesting, to processing and packaging ensure premium quality and pure enjoyment from the tree to the table. A clutch of gold medals and awards won at competitions across the globe – from New York to Sydney and South Africa – attest to our unwavering commitment and fuels our passion to keep striving for the best.
Oakhurst Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oakhurst Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oakhurst Intense Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oakhurst Premium Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oakhurst Kalamata Olives
Oakhurst Natural Green Olives