The Nicholenas Estates were established in 2000 with the first farm, Pallas Athena being acquired and the development started almost immediately with the infrastructure that had to be created. For Andrew(sr) and Marie, there was not much time to enjoy the absolute tranquility of the Eden district with its beautiful scenery, breathtaking starlit nights and peaceful atmosphere. Situated on the R323 on route to Riversdale from Ladismith with the Groot River flowing through it, Athena quickly proved to be an eye-catching farm in the district. Today, Pallas Athena is well established and the base from which our products are distributed.
A neighbouring farm, now Apollo’s Grove, was added to the Nicholenas Estates profile in 2006. The same route of development was followed here. Both farms now have approximately 5000 olive trees growing beautifully in the Little Karoo.
The estates are surrounded by the Swartberg, the Rooiberg and
the Langeberg Mountains that produces a climate ideal for the
Pallas Athena Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded a Silver medal by the International Best Olive Oils of the World 2013 competition.
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