Producer Profiles

Making Olive Oil

Economic Downturn Spurs Return to Family Farms

In the face of economic hardships, many young Greeks return to work the family olive groves that have been kept in their families for generations.

Radio’s ‘PRI’ Follows Greek Producer’s Road to NYIOOC Win

NYIOOC award winner Myrta Kalampoka was profiled for 'The World' a Public Radio International program in a segment that first aired yesterday.
Business

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.
Profile

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.
Making Olive Oil

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.