Olive Council Announces 'Mario Solinas' Winners

The International Olive Council announced today the winners of its annual Mario Solinas Quality Award.

IOC Headquarters in Madrid (Google Earth)
By Olive Oil Times Staff
Jan. 26, 2020 09:42 UTC
IOC Headquarters in Madrid (Google Earth)

The International Olive Council (IOC) announced today the win­ners of its annual Mario Solinas Quality Award.

There were 149 entries, mostly from Spain (92) and Portugal (44). There were 5 entries from Italy, 2 from Greece, 2 from Tunisia, and 1 each from Croatia, Andorra and France.

There was only one entry from the Southern Hemisphere. But that oil was com­bined with Northern Hemisphere entries, the IOC said, con­sid­er­ing it was stored in the Northern Hemisphere.”

The place and time of the award cer­e­mony had not yet been decided, the IOC added.



2017 Mario Solinas Winners

First prize

Intense green fruiti­ness
Explotaciones Agricolas Melcor, S.C. (Melgarejo), Pegalajar, Jaén – Spain

Medium green fruiti­ness
Venchipa, S.L., Acula (Granada) – Spain

Mild green fruiti­ness
S.C.A. Del Campo ” El Álcazar” –Baeza (Jaén) – Spain

Ripe fruiti­ness
Paolo Bonomelli – Boutique Olive Farm – Torri del Benaco (Verona) – Italy

Second prize

Intense green fruiti­ness
SCA. Olivarera La Purísima, Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba) – Spain

Medium green fruiti­ness
Almazara Quaryat Dillar / Inversiones Diversas Velasco Gil, S.L – Dílar (Granada) – Spain

Mild green fruiti­ness
Agroprodukt D.O.O., Pula, Croatia

Ripe fruiti­ness
Azienda Agricola Leone Sabino, Canosa Di Puglia (BT) – Italy

Third prize

Intense green fruiti­ness
Capricho del Fraile/ Fraile Llanos del Castillejo, SL – Jaén — Spain

Medium green fruiti­ness
Aceites Vadolivo, S.L. – El Molar – Cazorla (Jaén) – Spain

Mild green fruiti­ness
Knolive Oils, SL, Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba) – Spain

Ripe fruiti­ness
S.A.R.L. Moulin Oltremonti, Linguizzetta (Corsica) – France



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