The Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils

The World’s Best Olive Oils 2023

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is globally recognized as the largest and most esteemed olive oil quality contest. Its yearly compilation of awardees is widely considered as the definitive reference for 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.

Eva Marija Levantinka

Eva Marija Levantinka Gold award

Ol’eve Early Harvest Kalamon

Ol'eve Early Harvest Kalamon Gold award

TRE Olive

TRE Olive Silver award

Skoutari Olive Oil

Skoutari Olive Oil Gold award

San Giuliano Primér

San Giuliano Primér Silver award

Casa de Santo Amaro Premium

Casa de Santo Amaro Premium Gold award

Paneolio Amethyst

Paneolio Amethyst Gold award

Finca La Torre Cornicabra

Finca La Torre Cornicabra Gold award

Terra Rossa Bellani

Terra Rossa Bellani Gold award

Lagar do Sobrado Picual

Lagar do Sobrado Picual Silver award

Dimora Ghirlandaio

Dimora Ghirlandaio Gold award

Atsas Silver Edition

Atsas Silver Edition Silver award

PJ Kabos Family Reserve Medium

PJ Kabos Family Reserve Medium Silver award

Morellana Hojiblanca

Morellana Hojiblanca Gold award

Monterosa Macanilha

Monterosa Macanilha Gold award

Strong Selection

Strong Selection Gold award


Vergal Gold award

La Huerta De La Vera

La Huerta De La Vera Silver award

California Olive Ranch Arbequina

California Olive Ranch Arbequina Silver 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

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, 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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