De Boerin Extra Virgin Olive oil

an oil with the strength and generosity that echoes the goodness of the native soil, the sun and great care that goes into its making…

The name of the oil, de Boerin, was derived from the nickname for Annetjie Boom, the wife of Jan van Riebeeck’s gardener Hendrik Boom. She was fondly called Annetjie de Boerin by the burghers and was the first innkeeper and restaurateur in the Cape Colony in 1665.


Kleinood is a small farm of just twelve hectares of arable land. Ten hectares are devoted to vines while the remaining two are under olive trees. The farm straddles the confluence of the Blaauwklippen and Moordenaarskloof rivers at the foot of the Stellenbosch Mountain. The de Villiers’ renamed the farm to Kleinood so that the […]

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After much research, pondering and tasting it was decided that De Boerin was to be a full bodied and elegant, but gutsy oil.

The oil is a blend of selected Italian cultivars: Coratina, Favolosa, Delicata, Leccino and Frantoio. The five varieties were carefully selected to proportionally make up the parts of the blended oil.

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Tasting Notes

de Boerin Extra Virgin Olive Oil received GOLD in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 from the SA Olive Awards. A blend of selected Italian cultivars: Coratina, Favolosa, Delicata, Leccino and Frantoio A herby nose of green grass, rocket, green tomatoes and mown hay. The dominating taste is strong and grassy with hints of artichoke, […]

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Fact Sheet

The South African Olive Association presented Kleinood’s De Boerin Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Double Gold award at the 2010 award ceremony. Forty-three oils were judged of which nineteen were presented with Gold and three with Double Gold rewards. It was the first time in the history of the competition that Double Gold awards were presented.

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The de Boerin image

Vincent van Gogh created the image that has now become  de Boerin of Kleinood . This work, done in chalk on paper in 1885 in Neuen in the Netherlands, now hangs in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Although she is one of many women farm labourers depicted by Van Gogh, we fell in love […]

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Cake boxes

Baking in a box is as old as the hills, or at least as old as the art of baking. Why this practical and simple method disappeared nobody knows, but fortunately there are still people who bake in boxes. This inspired us to make and distribute our own de Boerin wooden box.  Although this box […]

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