De Rustica Estate, named after the small Southern Cape town, De Rust and a book by Roman author Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella that was, for more than 1000 years, considered in the ancient Western World as the bible of professional agriculture. In fact, Columella dedicated a number of chapters in De Re Rustica to the olive tree. While the ancient Greeks used olive oil to light their lamps, Rob Still hopes his estate, De Rustica, will light the way for a world-class olive industry in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Surrounded by world heritage sites and unique floral diversity, De Rustica Olive Estate is situated deep in the picturesque Swartberg Mountains of the Southern Cape. De Rustica is a triple gold award winning olive estate that focuses on blending perfection and creating only the best quality extra virgin olive oil. Their extra virgin olive oil can compete with the very best in the world. Their Estates also has a large selection of domestic farm animals and is especially proud of the high quality of its sheep and cattle herds.