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Avistria Wins 7 Gold Awards at World Competition

a year agoBy OOT Staff

Avistria from Croatia has won seven Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's largest olive oil quality contest.

This is a stunning success for our young company and a huge motivation for the current year. Today, we will open a bottle of champagne to toast every single Gold Award.

Rudolf Nemetschke, owner

The Croatian producer that exports mainly to Austria was awarded for two medium-intensity Istria Buza monovarietals, a pair of medium blends, a medium Leccino, a medium Istrian Bjelica and a medium Frantoio.

"For the first time, we participated with seven different extra virgin olive oils – five monovarietals, one cuvée and one blend," owner Rudolf Nemetschke said. "And for the first time, we won seven Gold Awards."

"This is a stunning success for our young company and a huge motivation for the current year," he added. "Today, we will open a bottle of champagne to toast every single Gold Award."

In the 2022/23 crop year, Avistria produced 1.1 tons of extra virgin olive oil. Despite some challenges, Nemetschke attributed the bumper harvest to new trees entering maturity.

"After a dry and hot summer, we had good harvesting conditions and produced more than 1 ton of extra virgin olive oil," he said. "Furthermore, many of the newly planted varieties like Frantoio already bore fruit."

"Our most recent innovation is the Selina Mix oil, which contains seven varieties that we have put together in the malaxer," Nemetschke added. "It is very spicy and green."

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition held each spring in New York, is the world's 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.

The complete list of winners can be viewed in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.

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