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Monica van Riet - Parvin and her husband Robert purchased a small olive grove in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia in late 2016. With little knowledge on the topic of olive trees and olive oil until this point, Monica spent much of 2017 travelling Australia, Spain and the USA to meet other olive professionals, in an attempt to learn and understand how to best manage their olive grove, and produce high quality olive oil.

Monica and her husband had their first harvest in April 2017 and produced many gold, silver and bronze medal winning oils, much to their delight and surprise. Monica is a passionate cook who loves to create wonderful dishes from their olive oil and home grown produce. She also enjoys cooking Low and Slow BBQ and being a judge in Low and Slow BBQ competitions for Kansas City Barbecue Society in Australia and USA.