Fairs, Competitions

Jun. 10, 2024

French Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

While France produced 5,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year, farmers and millers in France earned 14 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 3, 2024

Croatian Producers Share Secrets Behind Their Award-Winning Success

The small southeastern European country produced just 3,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year but earned 80 awards from 97 entries at the World Competition.

May. 28, 2024

East Asian Producers Show Award-Winning Quality on World Stage

Producers from China and Japan combined to earn ten awards at the 2024 World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 28, 2024

Greek Producers Celebrate Successful Finish to Historically Low Harvest

Farmers and millers in Greece earned 56 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition after the worst harvest in a decade.

May. 23, 2024

First OlivitalyMed Festival Hailed as Success in Cilento

The event, which spotlighted extra virgin olive oil in Campania and Italy, also hosted conferences on cooking, health, tourism and science.

May. 16, 2024

U.S. Olive Oil Producers Achieve Record-Breaking Success at World Competition

Olive oil producers from five states combined to earn 95 awards, exceeding the previous record of 94 set in 2022.

Apr. 18, 2024

Croatian Ag Minister Applauds Country’s Most Awarded Producer

With four more honors at the 2024 World Olive Oil Competition, Avistria is Croatia's most decorated producer.

Apr. 16, 2024

Small Producers, Oleotourism Take Center Stage at Ercole Olivario

The winners of the main competition will participate in the Shelf Life Monitoring Project, which will help improve best practices for producers and consumers.

Apr. 9, 2024

Slovenian Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Challenging Harvest

While Slovenia's production fell 20 percent below average, two producers overcame inclement weather and pests to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Mar. 19, 2024

Growers in Croatia Await Contest Results

Industry advocates and producers see the NYIOOC as a way to showcase Croatia's quality and combat adulteration and fraud.

Mar. 13, 2024

Olive Oil Times Launches Ranking Data Portal

The portal lists the most-awarded producers and brands, updated in real-time, along with detailed historical results data by hemisphere, country, cultivar and organic classification

Mar. 13, 2024

World's Best Olive Oils for 2024 to Be Revealed

The World Olive Oil Competition will roll out the winning Northern Hemisphere brands on the Official Guide.

Nov. 27, 2023

South African Producers Celebrate Quality After Season Marred by Blackouts

Seven producers from South Africa’s Western Cape combined to win a record-high 16 awards at the world’s largest olive oil quality competition.


May. 17, 2023

Californians Navigate a Challenging Harvest Committed to Quality

Producers across California overcame frost, drought and rising prices to yield some of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils.

May. 15, 2023

Greek Producers Celebrate a Strong Showing in New York

With 90 awards earned at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, producers from Greece reaffirmed their devotion to quality.

May. 10, 2023

In Portugal, a Tough Season Ends with Stronger Determination

One industry veteran characterizes the 2022 harvest in Portugal as a perfect storm. Still, a common commitment to quality remains unshaken.

May. 9, 2023

Focus on Quality Yields Success for Producers in France

Despite a sharp drop in production due to Europe’s prolonged drought, the number of French entries at the World Competition has progressively increased over the years.

May. 4, 2023

Tunisian Producers Celebrate Victory After Season Plagued by Drought

Producers overcame the country’s severe drought and macroeconomic difficulties to win 27 awards at the World Competition.

May. 4, 2023

Tradition, Technology Yield Winning Results for Southern Italian Producers

Producers from Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Campania overcame extreme weather, drought and pests to win awards at the World Competition.

May. 3, 2023

Croatian Celebrities Awarded at Local Olive Oil Quality Contest

The success in Zadar has even inspired a former Eurovision Song Contest winner to consider entering the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 2, 2023

Latest Awards Confirm the Rising Quality of Croatian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Producers from Croatia remained among the most awarded at the 2023 World Olive Oil Competition, despite their much smaller production than some other participating countries.