De Rustia Estate
SOUTH AFRICAN OLIVE OIL
VOTED THE BEST IN THE WORLD
De Rustica Olive Estate has been awarded a most remarkable accolade at the internationally renowned
and highly prestigious EVOOLEUM Awards in Spain for 2023.
Left Mr. Ignacio Segura, Olive Oil Consultancy, ESP. Right: Kallie Frey of De Rustia Olive Estate
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 EVOOLEUM Awards competition is one of the largest and most prestigious of global olive oil
competitions and its independent processes and integrity are of the highest standards.
The competition jury is made up of 26 tasters from 10 different countries who this year, evaluated
almost 1,000 blind samples from all corners of the planet before selecting the 100 best EVOOs in the
From these 100 best EVOO’s 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:
Best in Class
• BEST MONOVARIETAL/SINGLE CULTIVAR
• BEST CORATINA
• BEST MIXTURE GREEN AND RIPE FRUITY
• BEST FROM SOUTH AFRICA
De Rustica then went on to win the ABSOLUTE BEST OLIVE OIL at the competition over all categories,
winning a stunning 97 points.
Number one of 1000 top entrants!
Rob Stil of De Rustia Estates said, “This award is testament to the passion and dedication to quality of
the entire De Rustia team”.
De Rustia Estates is situated in the Swartberg mountains of the Cape near the picturesque town of De
Rust and farms Dhune Merino sheep and olives. The olives are planted over some 140 hectares at
altitudes ranging from 400-650m and enjoy 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 that is 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 Rustia, but a significant achievement for South Africa and the South African Olive Industry.
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