4 Gold Awards for Gold Ridge Organic Farms
Gold Ridge Organic Farms from the United States has won four Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for the fourth consecutive year.
Working together as a team to reach success is a priceless experience in life.Brooke Hazen
The northern California producer earned the industry's most coveted quality awards for its Tuscan Blend, Minerva Blend, Arbequina Blend and Picholine Blend, all organic medium blends.
"[Winning] means so much to me and everyone here at Gold Ridge Organic Farms, from the millers, the harvesters, the sales, marketing, and development team, as well as all of our friends, families and supporters," owner Brooke Hazen said.
"Working together as a team to reach success is a priceless experience in life," he added.
Gold Ridge Organic Farms is a serial winner at the NYIOOC, the world's largest olive oil quality competition, having claimed 21 awards since 2017. All the brands that won this year were also awarded in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
In the 2022/23 crop year, the company produced 16,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil. Despite many producers in the state struggling, Hazen said it was a great year for his farm.
"Actually, we had the best harvest yet at Gold Ridge Organic Farms," he said. "It was an 'on' year for us. There were some challenges getting such a huge harvest completed before heavy frosts arrived, but we were successful."
"It was a great year for us," Hazen added. "Everyone on the team working together is such a beautiful way to create these oils."
Held each spring in New York, the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world's 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 in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.