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Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils

The World’s Best Olive Oils

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Its annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

All Winners 2022
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2022 Winners

The Official Guide to the World’s Best Olive Oils is the authoritative index of the world’s best olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.

Olive Times Whispering Flowers

Olive Times Whispering Flowers Silver award

Fontana Lupo

Fontana Lupo Gold award

Parcelle 26 Second Harvest

Parcelle 26 Second Harvest Gold award

39/22 Manaki

39/22 Manaki Silver award

Lea Ultra Premium

Lea Ultra Premium Silver award

Loopline Olives Picual

Loopline Olives Picual Gold award

Guadalimón

Guadalimón Gold award

Del Cetino Picual

Del Cetino Picual Silver award

Finca la Torre Arbequina

Finca la Torre Arbequina Silver award

Picual Primicia

Picual Primicia Gold award

Bambatsa Extra Wild

Bambatsa Extra Wild Silver award

Rock’n R’Olive Arbequina

Rock'n R'Olive Arbequina Silver award

Aos Shodoshima

Aos Shodoshima Silver award

Hacienda el Lince – Especial

Hacienda el Lince - Especial Silver award
Cultivar in the Spotlight

Picual

The Picual, also known as Marteña or Lopereña, is an olive cultivar from Spain. Picual olives are the most commonly grown olive today for olive oil, with production centered in the Spanish province of Jaén.

Picual trees are estimated to account for 25 percent of all olive oil in the world.

What makes a
great olive oil?

Crafting an award-winning olive oil takes determination, skill and obsessive attention to details. Every stage of the process, from harvest to bottle, must be perfectly managed to produce one of the world’s best olive oils.

Fruitness

Fruitness

Every good olive oil needs to have the aroma of fresh fruit. Olives are fruits, after all. The oil should smell fresh and fruity.

Bitterness

Bitterness

Olives are mighty bitter straight off the tree. So any fresh, high-quality olive oil must be bitter, which we perceive on the tongue.

Pungency

Pungency

Pungency is that cough-inducing sting on the throat that’s caused by the healthy phenolic compounds in fresh, high-quality olive oil.

Harmony

Harmony

A pleasing balance in an oil sample’s quality characteristics distinguishes high-quality olive oils from the others.

Harmony

Complexity

Exceptional olive oils send us on an olfactory and gustatory journey through a complex bouquet of pleasing sensations.

Persistence

Persistence

The qualities should linger for a while, giving the taster time to reflect on the fruity notes and complex subtleties.

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People Behind the Winning Brands

Karim Arsanios

Karim Arsanios from Lebanon has won a Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for his Solar monovarietal.

“My hope is that winning at the NYIOOC will open up doors that were unthinkable and that I’ll be able to share with the world what our land has to offer,” Arsanios says.

Award-Winning Regions

Lazio

The region has a beautiful and varied territory, from mountains to sea and volcanic lakes. This is reflected in a rich olive biodiversity which, in turn, is exalted by farmers through outstanding extra virgin olive oils.

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