The Best Olive Oils

Feb. 19, 2024

Quality Is Key in El Mistol’s Drive to Grow in Argentina, Expand Exports

The producer hopes the new government’s policy agenda and the company’s investments to expand production will improve profitability and grow the local consumer base.

Feb. 19, 2024

How One Producer Deals with Rising Volumes and A Shorter Harvest in France

In the South of France, the producer behind Mas des Bories manages a bumper harvest and a shorter window to mill.

Feb. 19, 2024

Fourth Generation of Sicilian Farmers Celebrate Local Cultivars

In southeastern Sicily, the producers behind Vernèra share a sense of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Feb. 7, 2024

Oleocampo's 3,500 Members Overcome Harvest Challenges with Quality Intact

Farmers in the massive Jaén-based cooperative sacrificed yield for a tenth straight year of award-winning quality.

Feb. 7, 2024

Traditional Methods, Sicilian Cultivars Help This California Farmer Standout

In northern California, the Bonds nurtures, harvests and mills imported Sicilian varieties to produce their award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Jan. 29, 2024

Verde Louro Among Brazil's New Generation of Outstanding Producers

In Rio Grande do Sul, the young producer overcame climate extremes to win four awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Dec. 19, 2023

Brazil’s Al-Zait Rises to International Acclaim

In only two seasons, southern Brazilian producer Al-Zait has gone from a newcomer to olive oil production to an award-winner on the biggest stage.

Dec. 11, 2023

Small-Scale Farmers Celebrate Big-Time Success in Central California

Richard and Myrna Meisler have turned a passion project into one of California’s most-awarded extra virgin olive oils.

Dec. 5, 2023

Hard Work Yields World-Class Quality in Brazil

Estância das Oliveiras earned seven Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC, the most in a single year for any Brazilian producer.

Nov. 29, 2023

Chilean Producer Bets Big on Italian Varieties

Olivos Ruta del Sol takes advantage of Chile’s terroir to produce some of the country's best extra virgin olive oils.

Nov. 27, 2023

The Ricchiuti Family's 15-Year Journey to Olive Oil Excellence

The family behind Enzo Olive Oil have built a fledgling olive farm to one of the Golden State's most awarded brands.

Nov. 27, 2023

Producers Behind Loco Galbasa Achieve Childhood Dream, World-Class Quality

The Sicilian brand Loco Galbasa combines the pursuit of quality and the commitment to environmental sustainability.

Nov. 27, 2023

South African Producers Celebrate Quality After Season Marred by Blackouts

Seven producers from South Africa’s Western Cape combined to win a record-high 16 awards at the world’s largest olive oil quality competition.

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Aug. 8, 2023

Judging Gets Underway in NYIOOC Southern Division

Registration remains open until the final results are released in September. Producers across the hemisphere await the results.

Aug. 2, 2023

Education Vital to Success of Turkey’s Olive Oil Sector, Award-Winning Producer Says

After winning 10 awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the producers behind Oliva Malia are keen to share the secrets of their success.

Aug. 2, 2023

An Olive Oil as Unique as Its Producers

Over the past decade, Saša Petković and Vedrana Rakovac have transitioned from hobby growers to professional producers. But some things have not changed.

Aug. 2, 2023

Sustainable Farming is Key to Quality as California Becomes Hotter and Drier

Investing in renewable energy, drip irrigation and organic practices helps the producers behind Spanish Oaks Ranch achieve award-winning quality.

Aug. 2, 2023

Leading Tunisian Bulk Olive Oil Exporter Pivots to Adding Value

The exporter seeks to expand shipments across Asia, while investing in sustainable farming to promote soil water retention capabilities at home.

Jul. 31, 2023

Popular German Travel Program Features Award-Winning Producer in Dalmatia

Ivan Pfeiffer, the producer behind MI Olive, shared the tragedy of his wife’s passing and the triumph of his award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Jul. 24, 2023

Acclaimed Calabrian Producer Shares Insights on Blending, Organic Farming and Oleotourism

The producer behind Enotre discusses the challenges and opportunities for olive growers in Italy’s second-largest olive oil-producing region.

Jul. 13, 2023

Officials in Zadar County Celebrate Award-Winning Producers

Prefect Božidar Longin thanked local extra virgin olive oil, wine and cheese producers for exposing a global audience to Zadar county’s agricultural products.

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