One of the most prestigious competitions in the world of olive oil production, The Sol D’Oro Awards, took place last week, and the Gold Award Winner was a South African olive oil produced by Brenda Wilkinson and husband Nick, the team behind Rio Largo Olive Oil in the Western Cape.
This multi award winning company, co-founded by entrepreneur Brenda Wilkinson and her husband Nick, and its world class olive oil, caught the attention of the 9 judges from Italy, Spain, Greece, Chile, Peru and South Africa. This latest prestigious Gold recognition from Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere sends a clear message to the world’s consumers and buyers that South Africa consistently produces some of the finest and purest olive oil.
Commenting on this latest award win, Rio Largo co-founder, Brenda Wilkinson, said:
“We are feeling very proud! We have honestly been one of South Africa’s most consistent award winners since 2010. I feel very proud to be able to share this beautiful product with the world!!”
To find out more about Rio Largo and its multi-award winning olive oil, visit their website www.riolargo.co.za
About the Sol d’Oro Awards
The 5th annual Sol d’Oro Southern hemisphere olive oil competition was hosted at D’Olyfboom in Paarl from 16 to 21 September. The competition was initially set up to promote and raise global awareness of extra virgin olive oils. It has since gone on to become a landmark event for producers of high quality extra virgin olive oils, as well as a selection platform for international buyers. Both the Southern hemisphere competition and its Northern hemisphere counterpart are organised by Veronafiere-Sol and Agrifood.