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New Zealand Olive Oil Scoops International Awards

April 29, 2017

Winners in two prestigious international Olive Oil competitions have just been announced and New Zealand features in both. 

In the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), which is arguably the largest of international Olive Oil Competitions, Robinsons Bay and Old French Road both won GOLD with their Extra Virgin Olive Oil entries. Both olive groves are from Akaroa and were Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show respectively at the 2016 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards.

The 2017 NYIOOC attracted more than 800 entries from 26 countries and was judged by an international panel of experts. For more information see https://nyoliveoil.com/ 

At the Olive Japan Olive Oil Competition Telegraph Hill from Hawke’s Bay won GOLD medals with their Roast Garlic and Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Chili Flavoured Olive Oils and SILVER with their Thyme, Sage, Rosemary Flavoured Olive Oil. The D’Arc Grove from Wairarapa won SILVER with their Extra Virgin Olive Oil entry.

With 620 entries from 25 nations, this is the largest number of the entries for Olive Japan’s 6 years history. For more information see  http://olivejapan.com/en/news_en/7295

Congratulations to our members on their great achievements.

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