Croatia's ever-optimistic olive farmers held the 12th annual "Days of Young Olive Oil" festival in the Istrian town of Vodnjan to celebrate a bountiful harvest undeterred by pests plaguing the country's other regions.
Croatia Picks Up Fourth Olive Oil PDO
Extra virgin olive oil from Solta was approved by the EU, joining the other Croatian PDOs: Korcula, Krk and Cres.
This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level
After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level.