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CA Olive Oil Council Announces Recipients of 2021 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

Winners from the 13th Annual California Olive Oil Council Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition have been announced, recognizing olive oil producers from throughout California for their excellence. This year’s competition, which attracted 80 submissions, was judged by the California Olive Oil Council’s certification tasting panel, granting a host of awards including Best of Show, Best of Class, Miller Recognition, and Gold and Silver. Winners include:

Best of Show

  • Grumpy Goats Farm: Organic Picual

 

Best of Class

  • Delicate: Ohanneson Enterprises: OH Olive Oil
  • Medium: High Top Ranch
  • Robust: Proskine Family Farms

Miller Recognition Award Winner

  • John Mesrobian: The Mill at Kings River for Ohanneson Enterprises: OH Olive Oil

Gold Medal Winners

  • Campodonico Olive Farm: Tuscan Blend
  • Colina Vista Ranch: Calabrese – Tuscan Blend
  • ENZO Olive Oil Company: Organic Medium
  • Gold Ridge Organic Farms: Minerva Blend
  • Grumpy Goats Farm: Organic Coratina
  • Grumpy Goats Farm: Organic Italian Blend
  • Grumpy Goats Farm: Organic Picual
  • Halter Ranch: Tuscan Blend
  • High Top Ranch
  • Kiler Ridge Olive Farm: Nocellara del Belice
  • Long Meadow Ranch: Napa Valley Select
  • Long Meadow Ranch: Prato Lungo
  • Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company: Calaveras Reserve
  • Marciano Estate Winery: Organic Italian Blend
  • Ohanneson Enterprises: OH Olive Oil
  • Olivaia’s OLA: Block X Heirloom Batch 20-1
  • Proskine Family Farms
  • The Ranch at Birch Creek
  • Rosenthal Olive Ranch: Koroneiki
  • San Paulo Olive Farm: Frantoio–Leccino
  • Sogno di Oliva: Tuscan Blend
  • Spanish Oaks Ranch: Arbequina
  • Tofino Estate: Supremo
  • Tres Osos Olive Oil: Robust
  • Tres Osos Olive Oil: Taggiasca
  • Warm Springs Farm

Silver Medal Winners

  • 11 Olives: Longevity
  • Bari Olive Oil Company: Arbequina
  • Boccabella Farms: Arbequina
  • Boccabella Farms: Field Blend
  • Boccabella Farms: Winemakers Blend
  • Boundary Bend Olives: Cobram Estate – California Classic
  • Burroughs Family Orchards: Organic Koroneiki
  • Corto Olive Co: Truly
  • Corto Olive Co: Truly-Arbequina
  • ENZO Olive Oil Company: Organic Delicate
  • Estee Hill Vineyard: Manzanillo
  • Fat Gold Productions: Gold Standard
  • Gold Ridge Organic Farms: Arbequino Blend
  • Gold Ridge Organic Farms: Picholine Blend
  • Grumpy Goats Farm: Organic Pendolino
  • Jackrabbit California Olive Oil: Relaxed Blend
  • Kiler Ridge Olive Farm: Tuscan
  • Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company: Estate Mission
  • McDonough Family Olive Oil
  • The Mill at Kings River: Koroneiki
  • Olivaia’s OLA: Block X Heirloom Batch 20-2
  • Organic Roots Olive Oil: Arbequina
  • Pine Mountain Olive Farm
  • Rio Bravo Ranch: Miller’s Reserve Blend
  • Rio Bravo Ranch: Picual
  • Rosental Olive Ranch: Arbosano
  • Séka Hills: Estate Frantoio
  • Showa Farm: Arbequina
  • Spanish Oaks Ranch: Italian Blend
  • Spanish Oaks Ranch: Picual
  • Swayne Family Ranch: Tuscan Blend
  • Tierra Santa Orchards: Hojiblanca Reserve
  • Wild Groves: Ascolano
  • Wild Groves: Foxy
  • Wild Groves: Robust Blend

“Congratulations to all of the 2021 COOC Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition winners,” said COOC Executive Director Patricia King. “The COOC members are committed to crafting delicious extra virgin olive oils by adhering to best practices, and many award-winning extra virgin olive oils were produced, despite a challenging 2020 harvest. We thank consumers and retailers for their continued support of 100% California, certified extra virgin olive oil.”

 

About the California Olive Oil Council and its Seal Certification

Founded in 1992, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is a non-profit trade and marketing association whose purpose is to promote the growing of olives and the production of fresh, high-quality extra virgin olive oil in California. The COOC represents the majority of olive oil production in the state with a membership of 300 growers, producers, and supporting members from the retail and service industries. The organization supports certified olive oil standards and provides grower, producer and consumer education. Through its Seal Certification Program, the COOC helps everyone from home chefs to restaurants find guaranteed extra virgin grade olive oils for their kitchens. For more information, visit cooc.com.

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