Fimas Wins 2 Gold Awards at 2021 NYIOOC
Croatian producer Fimas D.O.O. has won two Gold Awards at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
I feel fulfilled and satisfied with the awards. Multiple years of work and care have been awarded.Mario Paunovic, co-owner
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produces 1,150 liters of organic extra virgin olive oil in Istria from Leccino, Oblica, Buza, Bjelica, Pendolino and Istria Buza olives using traditional methods.
Firmas earned the Gold Awards for its Valencano brand, an organic medium blend, and its Valencano BP, an organic medium Istria Buza.
"I feel fulfilled and satisfied with the awards," co-owner Mario Paunovic said. "Multiple years of work and care have been awarded."
The producer behind the Valencano brand added that the awards were especially significant after poor climatic conditions complicated the harvest in 2020.
"The weather was not very nice," Paunovic said. "It was raining multiple days so the harvest was prolonged."
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 Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.