De Rustica Estates wins Absolute Best at Spain EVOOLEUM 2023 Awards

Words: Crush

De Rustica Olive Estate has been awarded a most remarkable accolade at the internationally renowned and highly prestigious EVOOLEUM Awards in Spain, for 2023.

The EVOOLEUM Awards competition is one of the largest and most prestigious global olive oil competitions; its independent processes and integrity are of the highest standards.


De Rustica Olive Estate wins at the EVOOLEUM Awards

EVOOLEUM Awards is a Spanish competition promoted by Mercacei magazine and AEMO (Spanish Association of Olive Tree Municipalities), which assesses the quality of extra virgin olive oils from all over the world. The Spanish produce nearly half of the world’s olive oil.

The competition jury is made up of 26 tasters from 10 different countries, who this year, evaluated almost 1000 blind samples from all corners of the globe before selecting the 100 best EVOOs in the world.

From these 100 best EVOOs, a number of category awards are made by cultivar and style of oil. This year, De Rustica entered its award-winning Coratina oil and is pleased to announce that it won in the following categories:

Best in Class

  • Best Monovarietal/Single Cultivar
  • Best Coratina
  • Best Mixture Green & Ripe Fruity
  • Best from South Africa

Champion Overall

De Rustica then went on to win the Absolute Best Olive Oil at the competition for all categories, winning a stunning 97 points. Number one of 1000 top entrants!

Rob Still of De Rustica Estates said, “This award is testament to the passion and dedication to quality of the entire De Rustica team”.


About De Rustica Estates

De Rustica Estates is situated in the Swartberg mountains of the Cape, near the picturesque town of De Rust, and farms Dohne Merino sheep and olives. The olives are planted over some 140 hectares at altitudes ranging from 400-650m; and thrive in cold winters, pure mountain water and Cape sunshine.

Established in 2006, the Estate has regularly and consistently won multiple awards in both South Africa and internationally for the quality of its extra virgin olive oils.

In an international market dominated by the Mediterranean, this achievement yet again showcases the quality of South African extra virgin olive oil. Not only is this an incredible achievement for De Rustica, but a significant achievement for South Africa and the South African olive industry.

Buy the award-winning De Rustica Estate Collection Coratina and more, here

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