ZO Červar Celebrates First Win at World Competition
Croatian producer ZO Červar has won a Gold Award at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for its robust Coratina monovarietal.
We are very happy and proud of the Gold Award because this is our first award in this competition and proof that we are on the right track with all our efforts to produce premium extra virgin olive oil.Deni Červar, marketing manager
The company, which is based in the northwestern region of Istria, produced 3,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil using traditional methods in the 2019/20 season.
"We are very happy and proud of the Gold Award because this is our first award in this competition and proof that we are on the right track with all our efforts to produce premium extra virgin olive oil," marketing manager Deni Červar said.
However, the 2019/20 season did not come without its challenges for the producers.
"2019 has been a challenging year due to the dry climate, which has been caused by the climate change in Croatia," Červar said.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and 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