De Rustica Olive Estate
De Rustica Olive Estate is a triple award-winning olive estate and is found just outside of the village of De Rust. It was named after the town as well as after a book by Roman author Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella.
De Rustica is famous for its olive oil and olives as well as its sheep flocks and cattle herds.
You can book one of the tours – “From Olive to Oil” Mondays to Fridays from 11:00. Bookings are essential; only ten guests may be accommodated at one time. The tour includes a talk on the history of the olives, the orchard, harvesting of the olives and taking the olive to oil. During the olive season one can see the pressing of olives in action and in non-season a video demonstrating this is shown. The tasting consists of tasting the various oil cultivars and intensities.
De Rustica has a shop where you can buy their olives and olives oils. Olive oil is on tap, so be earth-friendly and bring your own bottle for them to fill.
De Rustica is a must-visit when touring the area; beautiful views, award-winning olive oils. A place to reflect whilst having a great coffee and scrumptious cake.