Author: Westerly

The inaugural international EVOOWR Ranking has been developed to rate the performance of extra virgin olive oil producers. It aggregates awards  – championships and medals – awarded to EVOO olives entered into the world's major olive oil competitions. Think New York, Japan, Italy and of...

The Sydney Royal Show 2019 olive judges slurped and savoured hundreds of Australian extra virgin olive oils to assess this year’s medal winners. Drum roll please for our flagship single varietal ALTO VIVIDUS that has been recognised as the Sydney Royal 2019 Champion Varietal Extra...

Drum roll from the New York based NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition 2019 a global showcase for the world’s best extra virgin olive oils. A cavalcade of winners have been announced and standing proudly with head high is Australia’s ALTO Olives. ALTO scored a perfect...

ALTO Olives again has performed extremely well at Olive Japan 2019 scoring triple Silver Medals for ALTO Vividus, ALTO Robust and ALTO Mandarin. ALTO extra virgin oils have consistently impressed the Japanese judges, which bodes well for Japan as an emerging market for pristine Australian...

Gourmet Traveller bench-tested a selection of extra virgin olive oils and ranked their 'Most Wanted Top 5.' Number 3 slot went to ALTO Delicate cited for its 'purity of olive fruit flavour and smooth, clean finish - the ultimate all-purpose oil built for every kitchen task...

Harvest preparations are well underway at ALTO Olives in the NSW Tablelands and the season bodes well.  The long, hot summer and ongoing drought has affected many NSW olive growers but at ALTO Olives near Crookwell, NSW, the anticipated 2019 harvest will be double the...

ALTO Olives were on the table for breakfast recently when ABC Rural Reporter Tim Fookes interviewed Robert Armstrong about growing olives and the health of the Australian olive industry. Have a listen...

So often Australia’s olive industry heralds its extra virgin oils, but this year’s 2018 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show has paid tribute to ALTO OLIVES, for the exceptional quality of its table olive portfolio. The Champion Olive Trophy was awarded to ALTO Wild Table Olives -...

American oleologist Nicholas Coleman, co-proprietor of Grove & Vine, travels the world to source the very best extra virgin olive oils for his bespoke online American-based EVOO oil boutique.   Those explorations recently brought him all the way to the relatively remote NSW Abercrombie Ranges to ALTO...

Esteemed olive oil palates have spoken in New York and Tokyo at two of the world’s most prestigious olive oil competitions – and – drum roll – ALTO Olives has been applauded and awarded with a clutch of medals! At the 2018 Olive Japan ALTO Lemon...