Explore the world of Babylonstoren’s olives

TIME:    10h00 - 15h00
COST:    R700 p.p
VENUE:    Babylonstoren

Put on your hat and slip on a pair of comfortable shoes – we’re going to the orchards!

Take a stroll through the olive orchards with farmer Ian de Villiers and Linda Costa, doyenne of the olive industry in South Africa, who will explain how to grow, maintain and harvest olives. We then move from orchard to press as Klaas Stoffberg, our resident olive man, explains the production process.

Once you understand how olives are grown, you’ll delve into different olive oil varieties for cooking and dunking. A tasting will follow, including faulty oils for reference as well as this season’s fresh olive oils. Finally, Linda will share her tried-and-tested methods for preserving your own olives.

Presented by Ian de Villiers, Linda Costa & Klaas Stoffberg.

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