Producer Profiles

Oct. 5, 2021

Award-Winning Farm in Croatia Grows Its Brand in The Austrian Market

The producers behind Avistria use social media to find and grow relationships with clients in their native Austria from their farm in Croatia.

Sep. 30, 2021

At Cape Schanck Olive Estate, Weekend Getaway Grows Into Lauded Brand

Over 15 years, Stephen and Sui Tham turned their retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life into a multi-award winning olive oil brand.

Aug. 16, 2021

Meet the Producer Behind Turkey's Most-Awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bahar Alan started producing olive oil as a hobby but has since dedicated herself to cultivating local varieties to produce high-quality organic olive oil.

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Aug. 4, 2021

Family Behind Organic Roots Adapts as California Drought Refuses to Break

The Polit family started out as rice farmers, but the state’s decades-long drought caused them to begin growing olives, which they continue to transform into award-winning oils.

Jul. 29, 2021

Mavras Olive Oil Company Relies on Tradition, Terroir to Produce Quality EVOO

Despite the challenges posed by climate change and the volatile olive oil market, the producers behind Mavras believe quality is the key to success.

Jul. 9, 2021

Meet One of Spain’s Hobby Olive Growers

Representing less than one percent of all Spanish olive groves, non-commercial growers face a unique set of joys and challenges associated with oil production.

Jun. 21, 2021

Record Year for French Producers at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers across the south of France and Corsica earned a record-high number of awards despite a difficult harvest year from start to finish.

Jun. 19, 2021

Award-Winning Producer Seeks to Craft EVOO From Millenary Trees in Croatia

On the island of Pag, one NYIOOC winner plans to transform wild olives from some of the world’s oldest trees into award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Jun. 15, 2021

Turkish Olive Oils Win Acclaim in World Competition

After an off-year harvest complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, producers from Turkey celebrated a record-high 44 awards.

Jun. 10, 2021

Sustainable, Organic Production Helps One California Producer Standout

Gold Ridge Organic Farms earned three Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC. The owner said organic production was the key to their success.

Jun. 10, 2021

Andalusian Cooperative Crafts Award-Winning Olive Oil With Soul

Almazaras de la Subbética earned four awards at the 2021 NYIOOC, attributing their success to the terroir and climate.

Jun. 7, 2021

Renewed Focus on Quality Pays Off for Brazilian Producers at 2021 NYIOOC

Brazilian producers earned a record-high 18 awards at the World Olive Oil Competition from 19 entries.

Jun. 1, 2021

The Farmer Behind the Dramatic Rise of Dalmatian Olive Oils on the World Stage

Tomislav Duvnjak organized local producers to help them enter the NYIOOC. The result was a record haul for the coastal Croatian region.

May. 19, 2020

Central Italian Producers Build on Their Success at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers from the Marche and Umbria regions considered their achievements at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 15, 2020

Southern Italy's Producers Shine in Early NYIOOC Results

Among the first winners of the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition are farmers from Campania, Puglia and Sicily.

May. 8, 2020

Olive Oil Sommelier Unites Quality Producers in Tuscany

Entimio founder, Daniel Santini, is bringing together a group of Chianti's top olive oil producers under a single brand.

Mar. 6, 2020

In Minas Gerais, Production and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.

Feb. 6, 2020

Casas de Hualdo: In the World of Don Quixote

I thought good oil could only be produced in small quantities, like a good cup of coffee. Casas de Hualdo represents a thought-provoking mix of quantity and quality.

Feb. 5, 2020

Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil

The Nelson Mandela Social Cooperative produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil and promotes the social inclusion of refugees.

Jan. 29, 2020

Oro Bailén: Pure Gold in a Sea of Olives

Oro Bailén’s groves in Jaén lie within the world's largest olive oil-producing region, yet the Gálvez family knew from the beginning they wanted to do things differently.

Jan. 26, 2020

Aceite Uno Helps Fund Research on Childhood Leukemia

Uno takes its name from a foundation dedicated to research on childhood leukemia.

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