The Olive Estate

Rosanna Olive Estate is a charming olive farmstead, nestled in the beautiful winelands of the Western Cape, South Africa, only 30 minutes from Cape Town. The estate produces superior quality table olives and extra virgin olive oil in a variety of styles.

Our products are 100% natural and we are proudly South African. The oil is cold-pressed and blended from a variety of cultivars grown on the estate. The orchard is populated with some 6000 olive trees of the Kalamata, Mission, Manzanilla, Leccino and Frantoio cultivars. In addition to pickled olives and olive oil, we also supply fresh raw mission and Kalamata olives for bulk purchase.

South African olives are renowned for their exceptional quality and taste. SA olive oils have won many awards, and extensive testing against European olive oil imports has revealed substantially superior quality and purity in general.

The Goodness of Olives

Table olives are a delicious, healthy appetizer, perfect in salads, on pizza or as a yummy Italian antipasti for your dinner or buffet. Olive oil enhances flavours when cooking, and is often used on salads and pastas, added to soups and stews and for dipping breads.

Olives hold many health benefits, since they are rich in anti-oxidents, polyphenols and vitamins A, D, K & E. There is evidence that regular consumption of olive oil is beneficial against cancer, reduces ones risk of coronary heart disease, and stimulates bone growth through improved calcium absorption. Fats and oils are an essential part of a balanced diet. Olive oil is easily digested and quickly and completely absorbed by the system. In addition, trace components like chlorophyll assist absorption, and the aroma and taste stimulate our appetite – an important aid for the digestive process. 

A diet that includes olive oil aids the circulatory system, thereby reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis and other circulatory ailments. The unsaturated fats present in olive oil are not only cholesterol-free, but also have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and protect against “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Rosanna Olives & Olive Oil

Rosanna olive oil is cold pressed extra-virgin and does not contain any additives, preservatives or inferior-grade oils. Extra-virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production, contains no more than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste. 

raw mission olives on the tree

Extra virgin olive oil accounts for less than 10% of oil in many producing countries; the percentage is far higher in the Mediterranean countries (Greece: 80%, Italy: 45%, Spain 30%). Given these figures, the consumer should be wary of inferior quality olive oils masquerading as extra virgin. We manufacture extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil in two cultivars:

  • Mission Olive Oil (Mild flavoured)
  • Frantoio Olive Oil (Potent)

Rosanna table olives are freshly pickled in the all-natural , pure salt & oil Brine, producing a strong, salty flavour

, Kalamata-style. The olives are available in a variety of flavours, such as:

  • Plain
  • Chilli
  • Garlic & Herb
  • Plain Kalamata and
  • Mediterranean Kalamata

Rosanna also offers fresh raw Kalamata and Mission olives for sale at select times of the year.
Please see our contact page or pricelist for availability.


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