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Central Coast Olive Company Wins 5 Straight at World Competition

2 months agoBy OOT Staff

For the fifth straight year, Central Coast Olive Company has been awarded at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's largest olive oil quality contest.

To me, the NYIOOC is always the Gold Award I really want to win. It's a huge competition... Earning an NYIOOC Gold Award is a true validation of my top-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Beth McCown, owner

The California-based producer earned a Gold Award for its flagship medium-intensity Mission monovarietal, which previously earned Gold Awards in 2020 and 2023, along with Silver Awards in 2021 and 2022.

"To me, the NYIOOC is always the Gold Award I really want to win," owner Beth McCown said. "It's a huge competition... Earning an NYIOOC Gold Award is a true validation of my top-quality extra virgin olive oil."

In the 2023/24 crop year, Central Coast Olive Company celebrated a bumper crop, producing 800 liters of extra virgin olive oil from its 400 Mission olive trees using traditional methods

"California's Central Coast had a bountiful harvest this year," McCown said. "I don't know if it was the great amount of rain, the snow, the late harvest or what, but the biggest challenges were gathering enough picking bins and storage drums."

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world's preeminent olive oil quality contest. Its annual list of award winners is the authoritative guide to the world's best olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.

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

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