15 Jul

Australia’s most expensive bottle of Olive Oil fetches $10,000

Australia’s most expensive bottle of extra virgin olive oil was auctioned on Wednesday night at FEVOO, Australia’s first extra virgin olive oil festival.

Most-expensive-olive-oilReaching an impressive $10,000, the 1.5L magnum bottle was sold to Andrew Pridman, incoming chairman of the Sydney Swans and chairman of Cobram Estate Olive Oil, with all proceeds donated to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

The olive oil was a ‘Trio’ blend using oil from Australia best groves and was crafted by master olive oil maker, Leandro Ravetti.

Each of the oils used won awards at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition in April this year. The Trio consisted of Cobram Estate’s limited release Ultra-Premium Hojiblanca and Picual, made by Ravetti, with the final component coming from Rylstone Olive Press with their Rylstone Cudgegong Blend 3.

The FEVOO festival celebrated the Australian olive oil industry by showcasing Australia’s finest extra virgin olive oils featuring the like of Cobram Estate, Cradle Coast Olives, Alto Olives, Gwydir Olives, Camilo Olives, Pukara Estate and many more.

The festival also featured an expert panel who discussed the importance of the Australian extra virgin olive oil industry and included Dr Leandro Ravetti, Dr Richard Gawel, Dr Johanna McMillan, Stephanie Alexander and Professor Rod Mailer. 

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