South Australian Rio Vista Olives has taken out 10 medals and four Best in Show awards at the Royal Adelaide Olive Awards.
Rio Vista Olives, based in the Adelaide Hills, won three gold medals, 4 silver medals and three Best in Show awards, including the coveted Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil of show, winning out over competition from the rest of Australia.
“Our family is incredibly excited and honored to have taken out Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in show for our Single Varietal Signore.” says Jared Bettio, General Manager and Head Miller at Rio Vista Olives.
“As a single oil of provenance from the Adelaide Hills, this year’s win is very special. As one of the few varieties that did not get wiped out in the Bush Fires this last summer, we feel this oil is the ‘golden’ lining to this year.”
“Australia produces some amazing Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Agrumato Oils and we are proud to show that a boutique South Australian grower and producer can compete.”
Rio Vista’s awards included Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Show, Best South Australian Olive Oil in Show, Best Oil of Provenance and Best Robust Oil for their single varietal Signore.
Gold medals were awarded to Rio Vista Olives for their Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Agrumato. These included their Single Variety Signore and Mount Torrens Extra Virgin Olive Oil and their Chilli Pressed Agrumato Oil.
Silver medals were awarded for their Vintage Range Il Misto, Augusto, Elisi Grove Woodlane Blend and their Agrumato Garlic Pressed and Merchant Spiced Olive Oil.