"We had such a difficult season that winning the Gold Award once again came as a surprise to us," owner and miller Giuseppe Campanale told Olive Oil Times. We faced drought, harsh weather, and olive fruit fly infestations. The olive output was lower."
"These experiences come from a life spent in an area largely characterized by olives," he stated. Ruvo di Puglia has 25,000 people, and all families have olive trees. We discuss olives and olive oil and comprehend quality."
“Our olive trees have to cope with rocky land, which makes it harder to absorb nutrients,” Campanale added. However, the rocky soil is also well-drained, preventing some common diseases associated with stagnant groundwater from spreading.