Number of Trees: 10,000
Litres Produced: 12,000
Terroir/Soils: Calcium rich limestone
Cultivars Grown: Frantoio, Mission, Coratina
Styles Produced: Medium, Delicate, Intense
CTC Member: Yes
Other Products: Table olives, olive preserves, chutneys, olive spices and soap products made from olive oil.
Tasting: By appointment
Functions: 200 pax
Other Activities: Champion Stud farm, Riethuiskraal Stud
Great care is taken to ensure the health of the soil, trees and fruit. The olives are pressed immediately after harvesting to prevent any fermentation. The delicate oil is made from Mission olives, producing a soft, fruity flavour. Frantoio olives produce a medium style oil with well balanced fruit. Coratina olives are used for our intense oil with strong, fruity and peppery flavours loved by the connoisseur.
History & Culture
Established in 1833, Kransfontein is an amalgamation of four adjacent farms, three of which were owned by author Wilbur Smith who wrote many of his first novels here. In 2000, Adv. Altus Joubert SC, bought the farms, planted 10,000 olive trees and with the help of Prof. Ben Farrell, doyen of SA landscapes architecture, transformed the farms into a place of tranquility and beauty. Conditions are perfect for growing olives. Besides table olives, the farm produces olive preserves, chutneys, olive spices and soap products made from olive oil.
Silver – SAO (delicate) – Estate Mission
Silver – SAO (intense) – Coratina
Silver – SAO (medium) – Directors Reserve
Bronze – SAO (medium) – Frantoio
Special Mention – Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere (delicate) – Mission