Brist Wins Gold Award at 2022 NYIOOC
Brist d.o.o. from Croatia has won a Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
The company produces extra virgin olive oil in Croatia from Rosignola and Buza Zenska Vodnjanska olives using traditional methods.
"It is certainly a great joy, pride and a kind of confirmation that as a small region, we are recognized in the world for our quality," said Brist's Lena Puhar O'Grady about the award. "Furthermore, the award contributes to the international visibility of our brand, which is a great benefit in terms of marketing."
Puhar O'Grady, whose farm was the subject of a 2019 profile in Olive Oil Times, said an unusual spring cold snap hampered the Istrian harvest but spared the trees at Brist.
"The sudden and unexpected drop in temperature that hit Istria in April last year reduced the yield of certain varieties, which, fortunately, did not affect our olive grove too much," he said. "We recorded a small drop in yield, but the fruit was extremely healthy, with a relative oil percentage, so we were ultimately happy with the harvest."
Brist d.o.o. won a Gold Award for its Exclusive Selection, a robust blend.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and 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