Bona Furtuna Awarded Again at World Competition
We are grateful to win awards once again this year at the NYIOOC. As in years past, these awards solidify the attention to detail, hard work and passion that goes into creating all of our olive oils. Once more we celebrate the quality of our land and products.Brian Ralph, COO
The company produces organic extra virgin olive oil in Sicily from Biancolilla Centinara and Cerasuola olives using traditional methods. Bona Furtuna won the three Silver Awards for two organic medium blends – the Heritage Blend and Forte – and an organic medium Biancolilla Centinara.
"We are grateful to win awards once again this year at the NYIOOC," Brian Ralph, the company's COO, said. "As in years past, these awards solidify the attention to detail, hard work and passion that goes into creating all of our olive oils. Once more we celebrate the quality of our land and products."
Ralph attributed the company's continued success at the competition to its close collaboration with the farmers and integrated production process.
"Working within the confines of nature is a challenge, achieving the right window of time for harvest is paramount," he said. "We managed the perfect harvest time with strong work from our Sicilian farmers under the direction of our chief scientist, Pasquale Marino. Being able to estate grow, mill and bottle further allowed us to overcome all of these obstacles."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world's largest and 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 on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.