Rio Vista Olives was born in 1996 by the hard-working Augusto & Helen Lorenzetti. Hand planting all their olive trees in the sunny town of Mypolonga, South Australia, the grove was grown from a place of passion and love.
In 2016, Augusto and Helen were ready to pass on the passion. No easy decision, but then came along another family ready to receive the torch. The sharing of food has always been important to the Bettio family. After purchasing an established grove in the picturesque town of Mount Torrens, Adelaide Hills, the time was right to expand their venture. This was realised after meeting with Augusto and Helen and understanding the passion and quality that had been poured into the groves at Mypolonga. The olives are lovingly grown, harvested, cold-pressed and packaged on site.
From backgrounds in construction, Lui and Tracie, with children Leon and Imogen, Jared and Jacqueline and Sarah, have embraced all things olives—from trips to Italy, Spain and the USA, to undertaking new qualifications. Jared boasts a Master Millers ticket, while Sarah is a qualified Olive Oil Sommelier. Picture an olive oil tasting, with Sarah taking your palate on a journey of olive oil flavours.
Embracing the industry, Rio Vista is all about promoting the community food feeling, highlighting how quality, simple ingredients make a difference. With kids, chickens, cows and sheep constantly running through the orchards, the groves are kept biodynamic where possible.