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Taralinga Estate Wins 3 Awards at 2021 NYIOOC

2 months agoBy Daniel Dawson

Australian producer Taralinga Estate 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 thrilled to have backed up our 2019 result of two Gold awards, with another 'double gold' year in 2020... We are extremely proud of the result which validates our hard work and goal of producing the highest quality extra virgin olive oil possible.

Karen Godfrey, marketing manager

In the 2019/20 crop year, the company produced 5,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil in Victoria from Picual olives using traditional methods. Taralinga Estate earned the Gold Awards for its Premium Blend and Fruttato, a pair of medium blends. The company won the Silver Award for its Robusto, a medium Picual.

"We are thrilled to have backed up our 2019 result of two Gold awards, with another 'double gold' year in 2020," marketing manager Karen Godfrey said. "We entered three extra virgin olive oils – one of which we'd never entered into a competition before – and all three won awards."

"We are extremely proud of the result which validates our hard work and goal of producing the highest quality extra virgin olive oil possible," she added.

For the producers behind Taralinga Estate, these three awards are extra gratifying after a year marked by significant challenges.

"At the time of the 2020 harvest, the Mornington Peninsula was in lockdown due to Covid-19," Godfrey said. "As a result, we faced unprecedented challenges such as social distancing, minimal staff allowed on the property and adherence to a strict hygiene policy. The team was under extreme pressure forcing us to think outside the box on how to manage the harvest."

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition 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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