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Contact Info

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Technical Info

  • Number of Trees: 8,500

  • Litres Produced: 15,000

  • Terroir/Soils: Mostly Longlands and Klapmuts soils

  • Cultivars Grown: Frantoio, Leccino, Mission, Kalamata, Noccelara, FS17, Coratina, Don Carlo, Manzanilla

  • Styles Produced: Medium, Delicate

  • CTC Member: Yes

  • Buy Online: Yes

  • Other Products: Variety of table olives in herbs, olive flower soap & olive napery

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Experiences

  • Tasting: Winter 10am – 5pm, summer 10am – 6pm

  • Restaurant: Babel: Booking essential. Greenhouse: Daily 10am – 4pm. The Bakery: Wed & Fri 7pm – 9pm, booking essential.

  • Wine: Winter 10am – 5pm, summer 10am – 6pm. Cellar tours 11am – 3pm

  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel and Spa

  • Functions: Yes

  • Other Activities: 3.5Ha garden with garden tours daily at 10am


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Tasting Notes

Babylonstoren EVOO Blend (blue 500ml tin): Balanced, medium style Extra Virgin Olive Oil with flavours of bitter almonds and walnut. Fruit of green and ripe olives with mild pepperiness.

Babylonstoren EVOO Frantoio (green 500ml tin): The Frantoio variety oil is renowned for its robust fruitiness and full herbaceous aroma and flavour. The spiciness indicates freshness and superb quality. Limited stock.

Onderplaas EVOO (golden 5l tin): A blend made up of a selection of Italian varieties.

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History & Culture

Granted in 1692, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa. Today it features 5-star accommodation in restored 17th century cottages, a garden spa, two farm-to-table restaurants, a winery, olive press and a farm shop. Unique to the property is also a formally laid out, 8-acre fruit and vegetable garden that was inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape, for provisioning ships that passed by the Cape of Good Hope on voyages to and from the East.


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Awards 2018

SAO - Silver (delicate) - Frantoio
SAO - Silver (medium) - Blend
Sol D’Oro - Special Mention (delicate) - Frantoio
Sol D’Oro - Special Mention (delicate) - Versnit


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