Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition has released the results from the 2024 competition which featured premier oils produced across California. Taking home the Best of Show awards were the following:

After calculations, Calivirgin was named the 2024 Olive Oil Producer of the Year, for the second year in a row. It was a close race, but the Lodi California family-owned business had 6 total entries entered and all 6 received medals: Best of Show Flavored, Best of Class Citrus and Best of Class Ascolano. 1 Double Gold, 3 Golds, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. Calivirgin will receive a custom-made belt buckle, dawning the Central Coast Olive Oil logo amongst an array of jewels.

“The number of entries for this year’s competition was the largest we have had in recent years with 123 entries. We added a few more classes to further emphasize the featured varietal oils as to their origins. Overall, there were 18 Best-of-Class oils selected out of the 28 different classes,” said Chief Judge Paul Vossen. “A couple new faces were added to the judging panels this year and the group as a whole was very thorough in their efforts to categorize these oils appropriately.”

All entries entered were also judged on their marketing efforts as part of the Central Coast Packaging and Design Competition.

Thank you to our chief judge Paul Vossen and cast of judges for a great competition; Thomas Curry, John Hadley, Arden Kremer, Sue Langstaff, Nancy Lilly, Astrid Lorig, Julie Menge, Olga Orlova, and Glenn Weddell.

Be sure to check out the complete results HERE and support the participating producers and businesses.

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Producer of the Year (pictured above)

Best of Show:

Best Ofs:

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