Dalmatia’s Bovan Wins Gold Local Blend
Bovan from the southern Croatian region of Dalmatia has won a Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
Winning a Gold Award in our first appearance on the world's largest stage is very emotional for us. This is official confirmation of our efforts over the decades and we are absolutely delighted with the results.Daniel Klinac, CEO
"Winning a Gold Award in our first appearance on the world's largest stage is very emotional for us," said Daniel Klinac, the company's chief executive. "This is official confirmation of our efforts over the decades and we are absolutely delighted with the results."
The company earned the award for its Kota brand, an organic medium blend of Oblica and Lastovka olives. Klinac added that the award was especially gratifying after all the challenges faced by the company this year.
"We faced several challenges this year, from vegetation to facing unexpectedly long period without rain and drought which forced us to use irrigation systems more than usual," he said. "Anyway, we managed to overcome challenges and produce organic extra virgin olive oil we are proud of."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, 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 Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.