Producer Profiles

Making Olive Oil

Olive Oil Producers from Small Croatian Island Strike Gold, Together

Olive oil producers from the Croatian island of Šolta joined forces to submit a single entry to NYIOOC 2017, winning a Gold Award and placing its Šoltansko maslinovo ulje on the world stage.

Extra Virgin Territories You Might Not Know

Some lesser-known regions give life to high-quality extra virgin olive oils with unexpected characteristics.
Business

Building Chilean Identity Through EVOO

Founded in 2006, Chile's Austral Family Estates is rapidly -- and thoughtfully -- garnering international acclaim.

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.
Profile

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Launch Olive Oil Brand

Rumours that Brad pitt and Angelina planned to sell Chateau Miraval were quashed by their launch of a gourmet olive oil, produced from olives grown on the French estate.
Making Olive Oil

A Forgotten Treasure: Making Oil from Wild Olives

Francisco Villanueva and Fernando Martín produce oil from wild olives growing on the green slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. "Professional tasters don’t know how to describe it.”

Finca La Torre’s Pursuit of Perfection in Málaga

Finca La Torre has won six Gold and two Best in Class Awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. "While most farmers harvest very late, we bet on a very early harvest," explained Víctor Pérez, the company's director.