De Rustica Olive Estate Coratina won not one, but two medals at the EVOOLEUM competition, putting SA extra virgin olive oil firmly on the map when it comes to high-quality olive oil on a global scale.
As one of the biggest and most prestigious global olive oil competitions worldwide, the EVOOLEUM competition sets the gold bar standard exceedingly high when it comes to good-quality olive oil.
After blindly tasting nearly 1 000 samples of Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) from all over the world, a panel of 26 expert judges from 10 countries named De Rustica Olive Estate Coratina as the top olive oil at the EVOOLEUM Awards ceremony held in Spain on 5 May 2023.
The award-winning offering from De Rustica Olive Estate, one of South Africa’s largest olive oil estates situated just outside the town of Oudtshoorn in the De Rust area, not only won the sought-after ‘Absolute Best Olive Oil’ medal but also took home the ‘Best in Class’ medal at the EVOOLEUM Awards, thereby showing that South African extra virgin olive oil doesn’t mess about when it comes to quality and competing on an international level!
Vittoria Jooste, CEO of SA Olive, says: “We wish to formally congratulate De Rustica on this proud triumph. This accolade proves once again that South African olive producers can compete internationally and win major awards around the world. De Rustica’s achievement is further testament to the fact that South African EVOO, as verified by SA Olive’s Commitment to Compliance (CTC) scheme, is truly world class.”
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