Fairs, Competitions

38 U.S. Brands Make List of Best Olive Oils

May. 4, 2015
By Olive Oil Times Staff

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In a har­vest year dom­i­nated by a pun­ish­ing drought, American olive oil pro­duc­ers still man­aged to churn out some of the world’s best olive oils, win­ning 38 awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).

The win­ners were unveiled at a tele­vised press con­fer­ence on April 15, and the com­plete list of win­ners is pre­sented on the offi­cial results web­site, bestoliveoils.com.
See more: The Best American Olive Oils, Official NYIOOC Ranking
The New York International Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most pres­ti­gious olive oil com­pe­ti­tion. Nearly 700 entries from 26 coun­tries were judged by an inter­na­tional panel of experts. The win­ning olive oils are cov­eted by chefs, food buyers and dis­cern­ing con­sumers who value extra virgin olive oils of the very high­est qual­ity.

Apollo Olive Oil won the Best in Class Award for its Mistral robust blend, as well as a Gold Award for its Sierra blend.

Boundary Bend Olives won two Gold and two Silver Awards for its Cobram Estate brand olive oils pro­duced in California.

Moonshadow Grove won three Gold Awards for Manzanillo, Mission and Miscela mono­va­ri­etals.

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Perennial NYIOOC winner The Olive Press took home three awards.

Lucero, Olive Leaf Hills, Chacewater Olive Mil, Pacific Sun and Pasolivo each won two awards.

Other win­ners include the Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, Bava Family Grove, Berkeley Olive Grove 1913, Bozzano Olive Ranch, California Olive Ranch, Calivirgin, First Fresh, Frantoio Grove, Grumpy Goats Farm, Jovia Groves, Longevity, Madrona Tree, Round Pond Estate, Split Rock Springs Ranch, Dry Creek Olive Company and Winterhill Olive Oil.

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Every win­ning American brand was pro­duced in California.

The 2016 NYIOOC will be held April 11 – 13, 2016.

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