Makaria Terra Awarded for Outstanding Koroneiki
Makaria Terra from Greece has won a Silver 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 Kalamata (Greece) from Koroneiki olives using traditional methods.
The 2021/2022 season was marked by significant challenges, the company's owner said after receiving news of the award.
"Shortage of labor and limited rainfalls has been a challenge," Evgenia Andriopoulou said. "We have learned to live with it though and adopted to the new needs."
"Harvesting earlier than the other producers and rewarding bonuses as well as innovative agricultural techniques assisted in dealing with both. All in all, quick decision making and adaptability has been the key."
Makaria Terra won a Silver Award for its medium Koroneiki monovarietal.
We feel really great. It is our fifth NYIOOC award and the third consecutive one. We are always adding new elements in our agricultural techniques , trying to improve quality standards and we are glad that our last ones sustainability practices produce continued excellent results which are recognized by the world's best market experts.Evgenia Andriopoulou said about the award
"We feel really great," Andriopoulou said of the NYIOOC award. "It is our fifth NYIOOC award and the third consecutive one. We are always adding new elements in our agricultural techniques, trying to improve quality standards and we are glad that our sustainable practices bring excellent results which are recognized by the world's top experts."
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 on the Official Guide of the World's Best Olive Oils