Molino 1870 Wins Gold Award for Outstanding Picudo
Molino 1870 from Spain has won a Gold Award at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
Winning this award is a great rush of energy and an incredible dose of strength for me to continue betting on quality, sustainability and the high mountains.Iván Olmo Cortés, CEO
Situated in the southern Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia, the company earned its premier award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for a medium Picudo.
"Every great effort has its reward, here is ours," said Iván Olmo Cortés, the company's chief executive. "Winning this award is a great rush of energy and an incredible dose of strength for me to continue betting on quality, sustainability and the high mountains."
Cortés added that this year's award is especially significant because it comes after one of the toughest harvests he remembers facing.
"This was one of the toughest vintages I remember," he said. "New family challenges accompanied by inclement weather in the high mountains have made it one of the toughest harvests."
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 in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.