This annual competition was held at a glittering function at the Cascades Manor in Paarl on Thursday 23rd August 2012. Local judges, using a new grading system from previous years, tasted and graded 63 oils from 39 producers. Riverbend Farm is proud to announce that its oil once again received a top award. In the two categories that we entered, delicate style and medium style we were awarded silver medals for our Mission oil (delicate) and our Frantoio/Mission blend (medium).
Hearty congratulations were extended to all the oil producers for excellent oil. South Africans can be assured that if they buy South African oil bearing the SA Olive sticker they will be enjoying oil that is comparative to the best oils in the world.