Number of Trees: 180,000
Cultivars Grown: Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina, Barnea, Picual, Koroneiki, Arbequina, Arbesona, Hojiblanca
Styles Produced: Greenleaf Extra Virgin Olive Oil – delicate blend.
Saint Sebastian Bay Extra Virgin Olive Oil – a more robust oil
CTC Member: Yes
Greenleaf Extra Virgin Olive Oil – a well balanced, delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil with good fruit. It has notes of green grass, ripe almond with a floral aroma. Suitable as an all-purpose oil in the kitchen.
Saint Sebastian Bay Extra Virgin Olive Oil – a medium intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a hint of artichoke, pine seed and green tomatoes. Ideal for dressing and enhancing your favourite dish.
History & Culture
Situated on the south east coast of Southern Africa, on the banks of the Breede River, close to Cape Agulhas, here both soil and climate are ideal for the development of a modern olive grove. In 2004, Sean White purchased the farm with the vision of establishing one of South Africa’s largest olive groves. Extensive research was carried out on cultivars, modern harvesting, processing methods and testing methods. Mechanical harvesting ensures that the oils are extracted within 2-3 hours of the olives being picked, maximising flavour and freshness. The Greenleaf Olive Company is proud to produce quality South African Extra Virgin Olive Oil at affordable prices.
Bronze – SAO (delicate) – River Press