De Rustica wins Gold at New York

De Rustica Estates is extremely pleased to announce that it has been awarded a GOLD MEDAL for its 2018 Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).

The New York International Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most important quality competition for extra virgin olive oils and is held in New York City each April. The competition attracts some 900 entrants from over 25 countries.

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Rob Still, owner of De Rustica

“This Gold Medal places De Rustica in the top echelon of global extra virgin olive oils and is a testimony to De Rustica’s relentless pursuit of excellence. Recent technical improvements at De Rustica have enabled the 2018 season’s oils to reach new levels of quality. Congratulations to Joop Steenkamp, Ignacio Segura and the entire De Rustica team” – Rob Still, owner of De Rustica

“ We are very excited by this top international award and about the De Rustica oils of 2018. The Coratina was the only De Rustica Oil produced in time for the competition deadline and we now believe that the entire 2018 oil range at the Estate sets new levels of quality and excellence. We are looking forward to sharing our 2018 oils with the De Rustica family.” – Precilla Steenkamp, Marketing manager of De Rustica

Surrounded by World Heritage Sites and unique floral diversity, De Rustica Olive Estates is situated deep in the picturesque Swartberg Mountains of the Cape. Good soils, cold winters, pure mountain water, and Cape sunshine create an optimal olive terroir. Our carefully selected Italian and other cultivars are hand-picked and pressed on the estate. These ideal growing conditions and the artisanal care taken in the production and blending processes result in the exceptional quality of our ultra-premium cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

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Precilla Steenkamp – 044 2412177 / 083 6271494 or e-mail:

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