profiles

Nov. 28, 2022

Bureaucracy Hampers Expansion of Olive Oil Production in Croatia, Producer Warns

Award-winning producer Marijana Podrug sees increased production and tourism potential in Croatia but said government bureaucracy is getting in the way.

Nov. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer on Corsica Stays Optimistic Despite Island's Challenges

The challenges of high-quality olive oil production are accentuated on an island, Emile Borel-Berta told us. Still, the NYIOOC award-winning producer is confident about the future.

Nov. 14, 2022

Titone Carry on Pioneering Legacy of Organic Farming on Sicily

From father to daughter, the award-winning producer continues following her father’s path of high-quality production and sustainability.

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Oct. 28, 2022

Award-Winning EVOO the Latest Chapter in a Storied Slovenian Family Legacy

The Brataševec family has helped olive groves flourish in western Slovenia once again after the crop nearly disappeared following a 1929 cold snap.

Oct. 27, 2022

Meet an Award-Winning Producer Promoting Greek Oils in Berlin

Amadeus Tzamouranis is connecting German consumers with olive oil producers in Kalamata.

Oct. 10, 2022

Solfrut Sets Sights on Expanding Domestic Market as Production Grows

With 2,000 trees recently planted in super-high-density and a new mill, the award-winning company in San Juan seeks to grow Argentina’s olive oil culture.

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Jul. 25, 2022

In Turkey, Father and Son Rediscover Roots to Craft Award-Winning EVOO

The founder of Turkey’s Darvari Gida Tarim honors his family’s past by forging forward with a new olive oil-producing future.

Jul. 25, 2022

Brazil's Largest Producer Celebrates a Triumphant Harvest

Prosperato enjoyed a record harvest in and won four awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert

Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.

Jun. 27, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Hopes to Promote Olive Oil from The Peachtree State

Torrential rain and a congested milling schedule could not dampen Sharon Flanagan’s spirits as the former executive turned farmer struck Gold at the 2022 NYIOOC.

Jun. 22, 2022

Experience, Knowledge Drive Success of Award-Winning Producer in Japan

The Nippon Olive Company earned two Gold Awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to seven decades of experience and the Mediterranean climate.

Jun. 6, 2022

The Olive Farm that Breathed New Life into Cyprus’s No Man’s Land

Atsas started as a farm ion deteriorated land in the island’s buffer zone, and evolved into a leading olive oil producer in less than a decade.

May. 31, 2022

At Pasolivo, Olive Oil Production Is Art and Science

The central California producers earned five more awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, bringing their total at the competition to 27 since 2016.

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Mar. 23, 2022

Producers Behind San Giuliano Pursue Quality Through Innovation

On Sardinia, Pasquale and Domenico Manca produce organic extra virgin olive oils sustainably using state-of-the-art technology.

Mar. 23, 2022

How the Climate Makes and Breaks One Award-Winning Producer’s Harvest

The family behind Turinela Farm believes the climate in Istria is perfect for producing award-winning olive oil. However, extreme weather is their biggest obstacle.

Mar. 16, 2022

How a Practical Joke Led to Award-Winning Olive Oil

On a whim, two cousins from Zagreb started growing olives 15 years ago. Now, they are entering the NYIOOC once again and hoping for Gold.

Mar. 11, 2022

Crisis Spurred Spartan Olive Oil to Forge a Brighter Future

After the 2008 financial crisis, a Greek-American returned to their homeland to breathe new life into a centuries-old olive oil culture.

Mar. 7, 2022

From Champagne to EVOO: An Award-Winning Italian Producer Embraces His French Heritage

Vazart & Sons combine scale with technology and tradition to continue their generations-long pursuit of excellence in agricultural production.

Mar. 3, 2022

Meet the Award-Winning Croatian Producer Who Sea-Ages His Olive Oil

Winemakers have been aging their wines under the sea for years. Denis Plastić decided to try it with olive oil and the first results are promising

Mar. 2, 2022

Former Fighter Pilot Steers Loopline Olives to the World Stage

On New Zealand's North Island, Stephen Davies Howard has taken advantage of the Mediterranean climate to produce award-winning olive oils.

Feb. 16, 2022

Oliva: How Ancient Fables Become Award-Winning Olive Oils

Combining local varieties from ancient and young trees with organic practices and Sicilian terroir help Francesca Oliva's oils stand out.

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