Situated in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the Franschhoek Olive Oil Company produces award winning extra virgin olive oil.
The Franschhoek Olive Oil company is based on Clermont, a historic wine and fruit farm. The extra virgin olive oils produced at the Franschhoek Olive Oil Company are from olives grown in the Franschhoek Valley, primarily from our own grove at Clermont.
Just like different grape varieties used for wines, there are more than 1,000 olive varieties, each with its own unique taste characteristics but we focus on Italian varieties.
Our olive grove contains mostly Frantoio with a few Leccino and Coratina trees representing the classic Tuscan varieties. The combination of these varieties is what gives our extra virgin olive oil its unique flavour.
We choose to be a high quality artisanal producer of premium extra virgin olive oil. The direct involvement of our people from the orchard to the table ensures the provenance of our olive oils.
Whether we are producing our own award winning oil, pressing olives for other growers in the community, we have a consistent passion about olive oil that promotes the growing of quality olives, the quality care and harvesting of the fruit, the processing, storing, and the eventual presentation and selling of this beautiful oil.
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Contract Olive Pressing
The Franschhoek Olive Oil Company offers contract processing to other olive growers in Franschhoek during the season. This offers the grower a chance to produce their own olive oil without the expense of purchasing an olive press. Milling is offered by prior arrangement to ensure that the olives are pressed as soon as possible upon reaching the olive mill to ensure the best quality olive oil. All olives will be processed within 24 hours of arrival using our state of the art Italian olive press and following the same process we use to ensure the quality of the extra virgin olive oil.
The olives are washed and then crushed before being slowly mixed to help release the oil from the paste and then processed through a decanter to extract the oil. A strict process is adhered to that ensures our olive oil is truly extra virgin, with no additives and no additional processing – only a first cold pressing of the olives that ensures the very finest extra virgin olive oil.
The oil will be stored under ideal conditions and racked into storage tanks. Oil can be filtered if required at an additional cost. The olive oil will then be transferred into the customers’ containers. Containers are to be supplied by the customer when delivering the olives or we can provide containers if required. We also offer a bottling service and can deliver the oil in 500ml olive oil bottles.
Please contact us to find out more information regarding this service including availability and pricing.
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The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. We are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health and our lives. Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is unique amongst vegetable oils in that it can be consumed in its natural state without any need for refining.
Fats are one of the macronutrients essential to human life and make up a large part of our bodies. We wouldn’t be able to absorb many vitamins without fat in our diets. Healthy fats, such as extra virgin olive oil, can even help you fight stress, improve mood swings, decrease mental fatigue and can actually help you manage your weight. While fat in general gets a bad reputation, not all fats are bad, you just have to make the right choices!
Without wanting to try and claim that extra virgin olive oil cures all ills, we will say that is good for you and is always a good choice!
The Franschhoek Olive Oil Company is based on Clermont, a historic wine and fruit farm in the Franschhoek valley. Surrounded by magnificent mountains and only a few minutes from the centre of the quaint village. The stylish country guesthouse of Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation as well as peace and seclusion for the discerning traveller.
This Four Star Bed & Breakfast has six luxurious en-suite rooms, including a romantic honeymoon suite. The suites are individually decorated in the colours and moods of Provence. Underfloor heating, air-conditioning and ceiling fans ensure year round comfort.
Auberge Clermont also offers a self-catering Villa, relaxing country lodgings at its best. The villa is perfect for a family or group of friends. Step back in time and indulge in its Cape farmhouse charm.
Clermont offers guests the chance to stay close to the centre of Franschhoek yet still experience life on a working farm and vineyard.
P.O. Box 504 Franschhoek 7690. South Africa
Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek 7690. South Africa
(+27) 21 876 3700
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