Sardinian Producer, Gariga, Strikes Gold at 2021 NYIOOC
The NYIOOC is a prestigious competition that we want to be winning. We feel close to the elegant style of its image as well as the professionalism of the competition with this Gold Award.Giuseppe Angelo Zedda, owner
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 20,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil in Sardinia using traditional harvesting methods. Gariga earned the Gold Award for its medium blend.
"The NYIOOC is a prestigious competition that we want to be winning," owner Giuseppe Angelo Zedda siad. "We feel close to the elegant style of its image as well as the professionalism of the competition with this Gold Award."
Angelo Zedda added that the 2020/21 crop year came with plenty of challenges, but has reinforced the need to maintain the highest possible quality standards.
"Producing high quality means paying meticulous attention to detail, over the years and consistently," he said. "2020/21 reminded us that even in difficult times, we must not lose sight of our high-quality standards. Starting with the harvest, especially during the transformation process, we checked the cleanliness of the machines and ensured everything was done at the right temperatures."
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.