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The Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils

The World’s Best Olive Oils 2023

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world’s most prestigious olive oil quality contest. Its annual list of award winners is the definitive guide to the finest extra virgin olive oils of the year.

Discover the 2023 winners
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2023 Winners

The Official Guide is the definitive catalogue of the best extra virgin olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.

Deleyda Premium

Deleyda Premium Silver award

Ol’eve Early Harvest Kolovi

Ol'eve Early Harvest Kolovi Gold award

Zayto Saittai

Zayto Saittai Silver award

Tuscan Gold Fantastico

Tuscan Gold Fantastico Gold award

Vassilakis Estate

Vassilakis Estate Silver award

Orfeu Blend da Safra 2023

Orfeu Blend da Safra 2023 Silver award

Gallo Azeite Bio

Gallo Azeite Bio Silver award

Palacio de los Olivos

Palacio de los Olivos Gold award

Asiltane Limited Özel Hasat

Asiltane Limited Özel Hasat Gold award

PDO Umbria Colli Del Trasimeno

PDO Umbria Colli Del Trasimeno Gold award

Orfeu Azeites Coratina

Orfeu Azeites Coratina Silver award

Maslinovo ulje Manastira Krke

Maslinovo ulje Manastira Krke Gold award

Avistria Selina Mix

Avistria Selina Mix Gold award

Del Cetino Picual

Del Cetino Picual Gold award

Hermus Memecik

Hermus Memecik Gold award

Capolivo Koroneiki

Capolivo Koroneiki Gold award

Oregon Olive Mill Arbequina

Oregon Olive Mill Arbequina Gold award
Cultivar in the Spotlight

Coratina

Coratina olives are widely grown in the southern region of Puglia in Italy. This variety is known for producing an oil that is robust and flavorful, with a fruity aroma and a slightly bitter taste. The olives are typically harvested when green and unripe to produce a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols, which have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of heart disease.

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Crafting an award-winning olive oil takes determination, skill and obsessive attention to detail. 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. Award-winning extra virgin olive oils smell fresh and fruity.

Bitterness

Bitterness

Bitterness indicates the presence of health-promoting compounds like polyphenols and adds complexity and balance to the flavor profile.

Pungency

Pungency

Pungency is that peppery sensation on the throat caused by the healthy phenolic compounds in fresh, high-quality olive oils.

Harmony

Harmony

The perfect balance of fruity, bitter and pungent notes indicates a high-quality oil that can elevate the flavors of any dish.

Harmony

Complexity

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

Persistence

Persistence

The lingering taste and aroma of well-crafted olive oils give the taster time to reflect on the fruity notes and complex subtleties.

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People Behind the Winning Brands

Spiridon Anagnostopoulos

Agronomist Spiridon Anagnostopoulos, an expert in olive tree cultivation and the owner of Ranis from northwestern Peloponnese, knows that the key to strong, productive olive trees is to take good care of the soil in which they grow

“A healthy soil means that our olive trees can absorb the nutrients they need to grow properly throughout their whole biological cycle and phenolic-creating stages,” Anagnostopoulos told Olive Oil Times

Award-Winning Regions

İzmir

İzmir, located on the Aegean coast of Turkey, is known for producing some of the highest-quality olive oil in the world. Olive trees have been cultivated in this region for thousands of years, and the mild Mediterranean climate and fertile soil create ideal conditions for growing olives. İzmir olive oil is a staple ingredient in traditional Turkish dishes like mezze, salads, and grilled meats.

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