The Small News

Marbrin Olive Growers

Marbrin was founded twenty years ago by Pieter Coetsee—who was told he’d never be able to grow olives in the Robertson Valley. Dreams sometimes do come true. The proof is in the sea of vigourous olive trees, you’ll see fanning against the surrounding slopes of the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains—and also in the multitude of awards this boutique farm is winning.

The Small Experience

Delve into the fascinating world of olive varieties and olive oils with the effusive and knowledgeable Clive Heymans (son-in-law to Peter). Start with a tour round the farm, which will include tasting different cultivars of oil from the tanks. After which, Clive will take you through a tasting on the terrace overlooking the olive grove, where you’ll try blends of oils that were pressed at different harvesting times as well as a variety of table olives.

Don’t forget… to try Clive’s tapenade and other handmade preserves and oil-infusion.