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Porterville Olives Triumphs at World Competition

3 months agoBy Daniel Dawson

South African producer Porterville Olives has won two Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

We are very pleased and proud of the excellent work done by the whole team at Porterville Olives and our olive estate in South Africa. The NYIOOC is very important to us and we are very pleased to have achieved two Gold and one Silver Award at this most prestigious competition.

Willie Duminy, owner

In the 2019/20 crop year, the company produced 35,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil using machine methods.

Porterville Olives earned the two Gold Awards for its Andante Intenso brand, a medium Nocellara del Belice, and Andante Forte brand, a robust Favolosa. The company won the Silver Award for its Andante Mezzo brand, a medium blend.

"We are very pleased and proud of the excellent work done by the whole team at Porterville Olives and our olive estate in South Africa," owner Willie Duminy said. "The NYIOOC is very important to us and we are very pleased to have achieved two Gold and one Silver Award at this most prestigious competition."

Porterville Olives previously won three Gold and three Silver Awards at the NYIOOC since first entering the competition in 2016. For Duminy, these latest awards cap off what had already been a fruitful harvest in 2020.

"We had a good crop, with excellent quality fruit," he said. "Fortunately, we had favorable weather, and the harvest activities were not disrupted by any Covid-19 issues."

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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