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

There were 130 entries, mostly from Spain (79) and Portugal (39) which swept every award except one. There were 3 entries from Greece, 2 from Italy, 3 from Morocco and 4 from and Tunisia.

The IOC said it will hold its awards ceremony at the Fabex trade show in Tokyo next April.


2015 Mario Solinas Winners

First Prize

Aceites Finca La Torre, S.L.U. – Bobadilla (Málaga) – Spain
Paolo Bonomelli – Boutique Olive Farm – Torri del Benaco (Verona) – Italy
Sovena – Portugal Consumer Goods., S.A. – Algés – Portugal
Explotaciones Melcor, S.L. – Pegalajar (Jaén) – Spain

Second Prize

Castillo de Canena Olive Juice, S.L. – Canena (Jaén) – Spain
Almazaras de la Subbética, S.C.A. – Carcabuey (Córdoba) – Spain
Elaia Lagar – Ferreria do Alentejo – Portugal
Oleosetin – Setin Rural, S.L. – Marchagaz (Cáceres) – Spain

Third Prize

S.C.A. del Campo San Juan – Jaén – Spain
Almazaras de la Subbética, S.L. – Carcabuey (Córdoba) – Spain
Finca la Gramanosa, S.L. – Avinyonet del Penedès – Spain
Agrícola Roda, S.C.A. de Oleoestepa – La Roda de Andalucía (Sevilla) – Spain


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