Producer Profiles / page 11

Dec. 21, 2016

Future Looms Large for South Africa's Rio Largo

After taking home the Best in Class award for their robust Premium Blend in the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, South Africa's Rio Largo is ready for a promising 2017.

Nov. 4, 2016

For This Master Miller, 'It's All in the Craft'

Pacific Sun Farms miller Pablo Voitzuk says the magic of quality extra virgin olive oil lies in its fashioning.

Oct. 27, 2016

New York Win Opens Doors for Sicilian Producer

Bono USA's Salvatore Russo-Tiesi said his NYIOOC awards have opened his business to new horizons, while "skipping a full step in the selling process."

Jun. 1, 2016

Some of the Best Olive Oils are Made in Croatia

This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 10, 2015

Doing Hard Time in Italy's Last Island Prison Means Making Olive Oil

Inmates at Gorgona press their own oil from an olive variety unique to their prison island.

Oct. 22, 2015

Heroic Cultivation on Lake Como

Harvesting olives on the steep hillsides around Lake Como is a challenge at Olio Gaiatto. The scenery is one reward for the hard work, the other is the olive oil.

Aug. 31, 2015

Gregg Kelley's Long View: 'Quality Drives Consumption'

From $2 million to $80 million, one store to 20,000, Gregg Kelley has led California Olive Ranch to become the largest American olive oil producer. And he's just getting started.

Aug. 31, 2015

Restoring the Dignity of Mafia Lands

One group is farming lands once the domain of organized crime to produce organic olive oil dedicated to the young victims of a car bomb meant for a judge.

Aug. 25, 2015

Evo3 Supports Reforestation Projects in Africa

Stratis Camatsos focuses on high-quality extra virgin organic olive oil production and environmental projects with his new brand, evo3.

Aug. 24, 2015

At Dievole, Extra Virgin Without Boundaries

In Tuscany, oil maker Marco Scanu is leading an ambitious project at Dievole estate, recently bought by a South American magnate.

Aug. 11, 2015

At Frantoio Franci, Passion Runs in the Family

With its ever-growing record of achievements and accolades, Frantoio Franci is a renowned family-run farm whose main assets are passion and devoted fieldwork.

Jul. 20, 2015

The Muraglia Family, Stubborn by Choice

Savino Muraglia has been turning the ancient family farm into a modern and innovative enterprise.

Jun. 8, 2015

Upstart Albea Blanca Strikes Gold

In its first year, Albea Blanca has managed to produce four of the world's best olive oils.

Jun. 1, 2015

Organic Farmers Cautiously Optimistic

Organic olive oil producers in Italy say they are hopeful that painful lessons learned and the cycle of nature will lead to a better harvest ahead.

May. 26, 2015

From France, an Olive Oil with Yuzu

Mauro Colagreco and Karim Djekhar have developed an olive oil made with yuzu fruit.

May. 12, 2015

New Faces Among the Old Trees of an Award-Winning Buccheri Cooperative

Two sons of the founders of the Agrestis cooperative in Buccheri are bringing new energy to the home of some of the world's best olive oils.

Mar. 31, 2015

California Olive Oil Pioneer, Nan McEvoy

When anyone told Nan Tucker McEvoy that something would be tough, or that is simply could not be done, she had a knack for going out and proving them wrong.

Dec. 15, 2014

Planeta's Cooking Secrets

The Sicilian wine and oil producers have let go of their closely-held family recipes.

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