Award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced on the Rio Largo Olive Estate in the Scherpenheuwel Valley, between Worcester and Robertson
on the Southern banks of the Breede River in South Africa.
Nick and Brenda Wilkinson bought the farm in 2010 from Carlos Raposo who had previously developed the estate and brand since 2003. With their combined experience working in Central and Southern Africa for over 20 years, Nick a CA with a reputation for turning agricultural businesses and Brenda a teacher and marketing specialist.
Nick had been interested in olives and olive farming since 1997 and spent much time researching the ins and outs of olive farming before buying RIO LARGO Olive Estate. Nick has since spent time perfecting the perfect blend between the Frantoio, Coratino and Leccino cultivars to an award winning standard that our consumers know and trust.
DISCOVER ENRICHING BENEFITS
Legend has it that the olive tree was a gift from the goddess Athena to humanity. For centuries, a gift of olive oil was a welcomed treasure.
“Olive oil is the only commercially significant vegetable oil to be extracted from fruit rather than from seeds, like sunflower, canola, and soy oil.”
― Tom Mueller, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
The legend has always said that the benefits of Olive Oil have been recognised by those who use it frequently, Nick and Brenda both use and believe that RIO LARGO Olive Oil has enriched them in multiple ways....
Owned by Nick and Brenda Wilkinson, it comprises olive orchards, vines, an olive specific nursery and a state of the art OLIOMIO olive processing and bottling plant. The terroir, with water on demand from the Breede River and Brandvlei Irrigation System, is perfect for olive growing with high sunshine hours, cold winters and minimal disease.
Summer daytime temperatures can be high but the afternoon south easterly breezes from Cape Agulhas, the “wind doctor” in local parlance, brings relief and cool nights. Add superior Italian cultivars, state of the art processing facilities, ideal storage facilities and owner driven passion to continually strive for better and you have a winning recipe.
Grown, picked, processed and stored in perfect conditions on the estate. RIO LARGO olive oil is sold in 500ml, 1 litre and 2 litre decanters. The easy-twist tap prolongs the freshness and delicious flavours of this multiple award-winning extra virgin olive oil.
"You gotta have good Olive Oil"
-Chef Emeril Lagasse
TRY IT - YOU'LL LOVE IT!