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Contact Info

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Technical Info

  • Number of Trees: 18,000

  • Terroir/Soils: Dry Karoo river veld with sandy loam soils. Irrigation on demand

  • Cultivars Grown: Frantoio, Coratina, Leccino, FS17

  • CTC Member: Yes

  • Buy Online: Yes

  • Other Products: Soap, balm, mosquito balm, lip balm

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Extra Info

  • Tasting: By appointment


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Tasting Notes

The oil is a delicate blend. The aroma is definite and rotund, rich in hints of rosemary and sage together with notes of almond and ripe walnut. The taste is strong and nutty with distinct notes of artichoke, creamed spinach and black pepper. The oil is well rounded, balanced with good fruitiness, medium bitterness and pungency. Suitable for all cooking; perfect drizzled over meat, chicken and fish and the perfect addition to salads, vegetables and soups on serving. Winner of local and International awards since 2010.

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History & Culture

Rio Largo is owned by Nick and Brenda Wilkinson and comprises olive orchards, vines, an olive nursery and a modern Oliomio olive processing plant. A blend of three cultivars, (Frantoio, Leccino and Coratina) all hand harvested between March and July, pressed within hours of picking and stored separately in nitrogen-sealed stainless steel tanks to maintain freshness. Oils are individually tasted before blending to achieve a mild, slightly peppery, fruity and flavoursome oil. Rio Largo adopts biological farming methods for sustainable agriculture by “putting back more than you take out”. Success at Rio Largo is not negotiable, perfection is an understatement and the customer is king.


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Awards 2018

Gold – SAO (delicate) – Gold
Silver – SAO (medium) – Medium
Silver – SAO (intense) – Premium
Silver – NY IOOC (medium) – Premium
Gold – Olive Japan (medium) – Premium
Bronze – London IOOC (medium) – Premium


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