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Nico Witbooi

Born in Bonnievale, Nico has been living and working at the Mardouw farm for more than 30 years. He knows the area, the farm and the soil like the back of his hand. With Mardouw’s support, Nico has qualified as an olive farming and olive tree expert, and recently completed the SA Olive olive tasting course. Nico looks after Mardouw’s 50,000 olive trees as if they were his children – from the young blossoms to the juicy olives, Nico is there to ensure that Mardouw’s olives and olive oil reflect the unique Mardouw terroir and flavours.