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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.

Olio Saracino

Olio Saracino Silver award

Pedregais Picual

Pedregais Picual Gold award

Olio di Mino

Olio di Mino Gold award

PJ Kabos Family Reserve Medium

PJ Kabos Family Reserve Medium Silver award

Andante Forte

Andante Forte Gold award

Tuscan Gold Eleganza

Tuscan Gold Eleganza Gold award

OLA Block X Super Blend

OLA Block X Super Blend Gold award

MAS Bjelica

MAS Bjelica Gold award

Oliva Malia Erkence

Oliva Malia Erkence Gold award

Kouzini Unfiltered

Kouzini Unfiltered Silver award

Lucentina

Lucentina Gold award

Gaia Oliva Pride Of Aegean

Gaia Oliva Pride Of Aegean Gold award

Monterosa Macanilha

Monterosa Macanilha Gold award

Nono Remiđo

Nono Remiđo Gold award

Markovina

Markovina Gold award

DOP Umbria Colli Martani

DOP Umbria Colli Martani Gold award

Villa Granducale

Villa Granducale Silver award

Consum

Consum 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

Samir Bayraktar

Samir Bayraktar, the founder of Olive Truck, has earned ten NYIOOC awards for extra virgin olive oils produced in his mobile mill.

Bayraktar uses data from previous harvests and analysis of the current crop of olives to decide the precise moment to harvest and mill in each grove. He attributes his consistent success in the NYIOOC to his focus on quality over quantity and the flexibility provided by the mobile setup.

“I collect the samples two or three weeks before what I estimate to be the best harvest window,” he said. “Then I get the results from the lab.”

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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