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.

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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.

Hermus Ayvalik

Hermus Ayvalik Gold award

Gaia Oliva Family’s Passion

Gaia Oliva Family’s Passion Silver award

Rock’n R’Olive Arbequina

Rock'n R'Olive Arbequina Silver award

Laudemio Fattoria San Michele a Torri

Laudemio Fattoria San Michele a Torri Gold award

Nono Remiđo

Nono Remiđo Gold award

Points North

Points North Gold award

Oliveira da Serra Gourmet

Oliveira da Serra Gourmet Gold award

Heritage Blend

Heritage Blend Gold award

Buraschi Frantoio dal 1966

Buraschi Frantoio dal 1966 Silver award

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Gold award

Bozelli Koroneiki

Bozelli Koroneiki Gold award

Rouses Sicilian Organic PDO

Rouses Sicilian Organic PDO Silver award


Addurè Gold award


Monva Gold award

Finca La Torre Cornicabra

Finca La Torre Cornicabra Gold award

L’Intenditore Melchiorri

L'Intenditore Melchiorri Gold award

Dimora Ghirlandaio

Dimora Ghirlandaio Gold award
Cultivar in the Spotlight


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.



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



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



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



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



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

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, 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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