Place Category: Paarl Olives & Olive Oil
Time 11h00, 13h00 or 15h00 (duration 75 min)
Cost: R200 (includes tasting)
Group size 6 guests max
Please meet us at the Tasting Room.
Our olive oil tour is the latest foodie experience on the farm! The walking tour starts with a visit to our balsamic vinegar cellar, where guests will gain insight into the traditional methods and production processes used to create our DOP-style three-year-old and IGP-style twelve-year-old balsamic vinegars – from picking and pressing grapes, boiling the grape juice as well as the lengthy maturation process in our battery of wooden kegs. Guests will get to taste both of our aged vinegars before stepping outside to become familiarised with our farm and its history.
The second part of the tour takes place in our olive production plant, where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how Babylonstoren’s table olives are made before sampling the plump fruit. After the tasting, we go to the olive press where the process of transforming olives into golden olive oil by means of the cold extraction process is explained.
Finally, guests take part in a tasting of all our olive oils, including Babylonstoren’s unique blend and our single variety Frantoio oil. As is the case with a wine tasting, an oil tasting involves most of the senses. You will see the colour (slight green to golden yellow, depending on the particular variety pressed that day), smell the clean and fresh, leafy or fruity aromas and feel the silkiness on the tongue and throat after taking a sip. Guests are invited to make their own 100 ml blend from the different oils to take home as a small keepsake of the tour.
- Babylonstoren, Klapmuts Simondium Road,
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