“The olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven“

Thomas Jefferson

Franschhoek Olive Oil Company

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.