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OPG Makjanić Moškatelo Wins Gold With Levantinka

2 years agoBy OOT Staff

Croatian producer OPG Makjanić Moškatelo has won its first-ever Gold Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Winning a Gold Award at the NYIOOC has been a long-time dream for us. For many years, we wanted to participate and finally, this year, we took the plunge and, here it is, a Gold Award for our Levantinka.

Ana Makjanić, owner

The company produces extra virgin olive oil on the island of Hvar using traditional methods. OPG Makjanić Moškatelo earned the Gold Award for its MMuje brand, a medium Levantinka.

"Winning a Gold Award at the NYIOOC has been a long-time dream for us," owner Ana Makjanić said. "For many years, we wanted to participate and finally, this year, we took the plunge and, here it is, a Gold Award for our Levantinka."

"We are looking forward to next year, when we plan to compete with olive oil from our local cultivar, Pujiška, from the island of Hvar," she added.

The company's first Gold Award at the NYIOOC serves as the perfect ending to what Makjanić described as an excellent harvest.

"We had a fantastic harvest," she said. "The weather was great. The fruits were perfect and the olive oil has never been better for us."

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.

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