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Quinta dos Olmais Awarded for Organic Cobrancosa

6 months agoBy Daniel Dawson

Portuguese producer Quinta dos Olmais has won a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

The NYIOOC was one of the most important characters in the very first episode of our brand history. Our award back in 2016 was the first and the pivotal point that finally made us go ahead with the marketing of our olive oil under our own brand.

Jose Julio Gomes Alves, co-owner

The company produces organic extra virgin olive oil in Trás-os-Montes using traditional methods. Quinta dos Olmais earned the Silver Award for its organic medium Cobrancosa.

"This award, just like past awards, is extremely important to us," co-owner Jose Julio Gomes Alves said. "The NYIOOC was one of the most important characters in the very first episode of our brand history. Our award back in 2016 was the first and the pivotal point that finally made us go ahead with the marketing of our olive oil under our own brand."

The producers behind Quinta dos Olmais overcame a tough 2020, with no end in sight to one of their perennial challenges: recruiting enough laborers for the harvest.

"The biggest problem facing our farm continues to be the lack of manpower, a problem without a foreseeable solution in the near future," Gomes Alves said. "Climate was also challenging as 2020 was yet another very dry year, but fortunately, olive fly attacks were not that frequent, and we were able to mitigate both problems with an even earlier harvest than usual."

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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