2016 Press Release

The winners of the New York International Olive Oil Competition were be announced on April 14 at a 5:30 press conference broadcast live on the event website.

The winners of the New York International Olive Oil Competition were announced at a New York press conference broadcast live on April 14, 2016.

Over 200 media and food industry professionals attended the sold-out press event, which included a tasting of many of the winning oils.

More than 820 brands from 26 countries participated in the competition, making it by far the largest of its kind.

Italy took home the most awards with 109, followed by Spain with 78. United States won 50 awards.

17 olive oil brands were awarded the Best in Class distinction:

Brand Name, ProducerCountryAwardIntensityVariety


Argali - Bianchi Giovanni

Cape Schanck Olive Estate

Cape Schanck Olive Estate Pty Ltd

Casa de Santo Amaro Selection

Trás-os-montes Prime, Lda

Chrisopigi PDO Sitia Kritis

Chrisopigi PDO Sitia Kritis

Cobram Estate Australia Select

Cobram Estate

Colle del Giachi D.O.P. Chianti Classico

Giachi Giovanni Srl

Cultivar Frantoio

Fattoria Ramerino

F’Olio - Blend

Az. Agr. Forte Valente

Frantoio Grove

Frantoio Grove

Gooramadda Olives King Kalamata

Gooramadda Olives

Gran Pregio Bio

Azienda Agricola Caputo Maria

La Bandiera

La Bandiera

L'Uliveto Verde The Green Olive Grove

L'Uliveto Verde: The Green Olive Grove

Nobleza del Sur – Centenarium Premium

Aceites Castellar S.L. - Nobleza del Sur

Pacific Sun – Tuscan Blend

Pacific Sun Gourmet

Rio Largo Premium Blend

Rio Largo Olive Estate

Verde Del Colle

Azienda Agricola Il Colle Di Paoletti Flavia

The winning olive oils are coveted by chefs, food buyers and discerning consumers everywhere who value extra virgin olive oils of the very highest quality.

For the first time, many of the award-winners will be available to merchants and the general public through the Best Olive Oils Marketplace, an innovative platform developed by NYIOOC to help vendors who stock high-quality extra virgin olive oils reach the growing ranks of those who seek them.

The complete results of the competition were presented on the Best Olive Oils website immediately following the press announcement.