Marbrin is a small family-run boutique olive farm nestled in the renowned Robertson Breede River Valley surrounded by the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains. They extract extra-virgin olive oil and process their own unique range of table olives and tapenade.
No surprise, then, that one of South Africa’s top supermarket chains buys practically their entire EVOO output each year! Marbrin has been one of the top ten Extra Virgin Olive Oil producers in South Africa for 3 years in a row, the prize going to their Director’s Reserve Intense Blend, which is renowned for its fullness of flavour in the balance of fruit, bitterness and spice.
Luckily for you, you can buy directly from the farm and if you live in Cape Town, have your order delivered to your door. 5 litres of Marbrin’s exceptional extra-virgin olive oil sells for R850 if ordered from the farm, with a R80 delivery fee for orders over 30 kg. And there is lots to choose from to complete your order: delicate or intense extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), delicate, infused fennel, dill and truffle oils, and a potent chilli oil.
Marbrin’s 6 year aged balsamic vinegar is imported from Italy, along with a balsamic reduction at only R80. They sell their own kalamata and mission olives, and home-made tapenade with either garlic and lemon or traditional anchovies and capers. The EVOO comes in 500ml, 1l and 5 litre packaging sizes. Table decanters of balsamic and EVOO (250ml each) sell for R350 – a handy gift for foodloving friends this festive season.
Marbrin is a wonderful addition to your itinerary when you next visit the Robertson Valley – plan to spend some time there, and sign up for their newsletter to get updates for on-off events, the newly launched Supper Club, special offers and products by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Briony or Clive will take it from there! Check out their website for pricelist, info and recipes on www.marbrin.co.za
MARBRIN CONTACT DETAILS
30-39 Robertson Road
I asked Briony to give me some background on their enterprise, and this is what she wrote:
Come and enjoy the ambiance of the Robertson Valley as well as the taste of our olives and olive oil, a fruit well-known for its remarkable health benefits. Our cold-extracted EVOO contains no additives or preservatives and is not adulterated in any way.
Marbrin’s award-winning extra virgin olive oil is a delicious and perfectly balanced blend of Frantoio, Coratina and Mission olive cultivars. Use the Delicate EVOO for cooking and baking and the Intense for the table i.e. over salads, pastas, marinating and grilling.
For more about the food and wine treasures to be found in the Robertson Valley, read here:
MARBRIN PRICE LIST:
FARM PRICE LIST 2018
|Product||Packaging Size||Unit Price|
|Olive Oil and Balsamic Stands||2x250ml + stand||350.00|
|Balsamic Vinegar 6 Year Old||500ml||85.00|
|Tapenade – Lemon & Garlic||24x291ml||60.00|
|(Anchovies and Capers)|