production at the OLIVE PRESS

RAVIDA olive oil is supplied in a Classic and an Organic certified label (Suolo e Salute Srl).
Our attention to the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides is extremely high as we are the most passionate consumers of the oil we produce.

   

The harvest starts early in October and lasts until mid-November. Olives are picked by hand with the help of vibrating combs which drop the olives onto nets, where they are then gathered, cleared of leaves and taken to the RAVIDA mill for immediate crushing.

Here they are further defoliated and washed, before being pressed into fresh olive oil.

We carefully monitor the quality of our olives at every stage of picking, production and storage. This allows us to maintain low oxidation with an average level of acidity of around 0,10% (maximum range for extra virgin being 0,8%), low peroxides and high polyphenols chemical values that show the quality of an extra virgin olive oil.

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our methods of PRODUCTION

The RAVIDA modern press was built in 2005. At RAVIDA we extract oil from olives by continuous centrifugation using a two phase-system at a temperature not exceeding 27°C/80°F in line with EU regulations for cold extraction of extra virgin olive oils.

RAVIDA oil is unfiltered and carefully stored in stainless steel tanks containing only two days picking, in total absence of oxygen and light. This highly selective, unique method of storing oil allows us to monitor the oil we choose for bottling every time an order arrives into our warehouse.

One of the many steps we take to offer oil at its best and freshest quality, and only ever bottled when an order has been received.

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AWARDS

RAVIDA olive oil became an immediate success, selling at London’s high end retailers and making headlines in magazines such as Vogue, Die Welt, The Guardian as well as TV programmes worldwide.

Journalists flew to see with their own eyes the Sicilian ‘liquid gold’, putting RAVIDA and the small town of Menfi on the world map. The olive oil produced at the RAVIDA olive press has since won many Gold awards, supporting the quest for quality production.

2020

Selected Farm - Guida Flos Olei 2020 Italia

2019

Great Taste Awards - Londra, UK - Condimento al Limone

2019

Great Taste Awards - Londra, UK - Condimento al Mandarino

2018

Silver - NYIOOC, NY, USA - Selezione Natalia

2017

Gold - NYIOOC, NY, USA - Selezione Natalia

2017

Silver - NYIOOC, NY, USA - Blend RAVIDA

2016

Silver - NYIOOC, NY, USA - Blend RAVIDA

2014

Best in Sicily - Cronache di Gusto, Palermo, Italia

2013

Tre foglie - Guida Gambero Rosso, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2013

Gold - NYIOOC, NY, USA - Blend RAVIDA

2012

Due Foglie - Guida Gambero Rosso, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2011

Tre Olive - Guida agli Extra Vergini, Slow Food, Italia - RAVIDA Biologico

2011

Silver Olive - 6° Oil China, Shanghai, Cina - Blend RAVIDA

2011

Gran Menzione - 20ma ’Orciolo d’Oro’, Pesaro, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2010

Best 20 - Selezione Guida Flos Olei 2011, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2010

Prestige Gold - 1st TERRA OLIVO, Gerusalemme, Israele - Blend RAVIDA

2010

Silver Olive - 5th Oil China, Shanghai, China - Blend RAVIDA

2009

Award - 8th International Olive Oil Award, Zurigo, Svizzera - Blend RAVIDA

2008

Gran Menzione - Premio Armonia, Roma, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2007

Goutte d’Or - SIAL, Montreal, Canada - Blend RAVIDA

2007

Orciolo d’Argento - XVI Concorso Nazionale, Pesaro, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2007

Gran Menzione - I Premio Armonia, CIBUS, Roma, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

2007

AWARD - 6th International Olive Awards, Zurigo, Svizzera - Blend RAVIDA

2006

Golden Olive - 5th International Olive Oil Award, Zurigo, Svizzera - Blend RAVIDA

2005

Top 10 - OLIO 2005, Der Feinschmecker, Monaco, Germania - Blend RAVIDA

2005

Silver Olive - 4th International Olive Oil Award, Zurigo, Svizzera - Blend RAVIDA

2004

TOP 35 - OLIO 2004, Der Feinschmecker, Monaco, Germania - Blend RAVIDA

2004

Orciolo d'Oro - XIII Concorso Nazionale, Pesaro, Italia Blend RAVIDA

1999

Olivo Saraceno - 'Miglior produttore di olio extra vergine di oliva in Sicilia', Palermo, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

1999

Orciolo d'Oro - VII Concorso Nazionale, Pesaro, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

1996

Orciolo d'Oro - V Concorso Nazionale, Pesaro, Italia - Blend RAVIDA

1996

Miglior olio importato in Gran Bretagna - Good Food Retailing Magazine, UK - Blend RAVIDA

1993

Orciolo d'Oro - I Concorso Nazionale, Gabicce, Italia - Blend RAVIDA