Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez Wins 3 Awards at 2022 NYIOOC
Based in the olive oil-soaked province of Baena, the company earned its Gold Awards for an organic medium Picuda, an organic medium Hojiblanca and an organic medium Picual.
Since 2015, Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez has earned 13 Gold Awards and two Silver Awards from three different monovarietals at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
"We are satisfied that the work this company has been doing since its origins, both in the field and the mill, is recognized," said Andrea Lopaz Vericat, the company's chief executive.
Despte their sustained success, Lopez Vericat added there were plenty of challenges to overcome along the way.
"The campaign began in a period of drought with the consequent difficulty that this entails for the care of the olive tree and the quality of the oil," she said. "However, with the good work of the workers, we have once again obtained high-quality oils."
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 Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.