SJV Olive Oil Competition

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2017 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY OLIVE OIL COMPETITION (SJVOOC)
Deadling for Entries is March 24, 2017

The 3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC) is a great opportunity to showcase the quality and vastness of California's olive oil industry. Participation is limited to extra virgin and flavored olive oil produced in California. All olives used in the production of the olive oil must be from the most recent harvest and must have been harvested within the state of California. Producers may submit multiple entries under one category but may not submit a particular entry to more than one category. All entries must be available for sale to the general public at full price at the time of entry.  All bottles must be labeled and ready for market and not be open. All flavored oils must meet the established standards set by the State of California Regulations Title 17, Section 12400.

View the complete rules for the SJVOOC competition. 

Entries are due by March 24, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. Judging will be held on April 4, 2017. Winners will be announced on April 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $60 per bottle. There are two divisions and nine different classes for entries. Winners will be named as follows:

Gold Medal: Awarded to an olive oil that demonstrated its type and/or varietal character, balance, structure and complexities to the highest standards. Gold Medals were awarded to those oils receiving scores between 86 - 100 points.

Silver Medal: Awarded to an olive oil reflecting the correct distribution of balance and character of its type or variety; an oil deemed to be well crafted and of excellent quality. Silver Medals were awarded to those oils receiving scores between 76 - 85 points.

Best of Show: Awarded to an olive oil recognized to possess special characteristics of the highest quality overall. 

Download the official 2017 SJVOOC Entry Form.

If you have questions regarding the San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition, please email them to srianda@fresnofair.com or call The Big Fresno Fair office at (559) 650-FAIR.

2016 San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition winners:

Best of Show
The Olive Press’ Picual (Sonoma)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Bountiful Basil (Lodi)

Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Gold Medal Winners:
Spanish Blends
Enzo Olive Oil Company’s Tyler Florence Test Kitchen EVOO (Clovis)
Rosenthal Olive Ranch’s Arbosana (Madera)
Spanish Singles
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Premium EVOO (Lodi)
Calolea Olive Ranch’s Calolea Mission (Marysville)
The Olive Press’ Picual (Sonoma)
Italian Blends
Winter Creek Olive Oil’s Winter Creek Olive Oil (Winter Creek)
Winter Creek Olive Oil’s Ruscello d’Inverno (Winter Creek)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Growers Blend (Lodi)
The Olive Press’ Italian Blend (Sonoma)
Coppetti Olive Oil’s Harvest Blend (Modesto)
Bava Family Grove’s Bava Monticelli Estate Napa Valley (Escalon)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Nectar of the Gods (San Miguel)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold (San Miguel)
Italian Singles
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Ascolano (Lodi)
Other Blends
Bozzano Olive Ranch’s A2 (Stockton)

Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Silver Medal Winners
Spanish Blends
Fandango Olive Oil’s Fiesta (Paso Robles)
Spanish Singles
The Olive Press’ Arbosana (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Arbequina (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Sevillano (Sonoma)
Fandango Olive Oil’s Elegante (Paso Robles)
Enzo Olive Oil Company’s Delicate Ranch 11 (Clovis)
Coppetti Olive Oil’s Fall Harvest (Modesto)
Italian Blends
Frog Hollow Farm’s Frog Hollow Farm Organic EVOO (Brentwood)
Bozzano Olive Ranch’s Toscana Organic (Stockton)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Pristine (San Miguel)
La Ferme Soleil’s La Ferme Soleil (San Francisco)
Italian Singles
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Frantoio EVOO (Lodi)
Alta Cresta Olive Oil’s Alta Cresta Premium Coratina (Paso Robles)
Other Blends
Rancho Azul y Oro’s Estate Blend (San Miguel)
Rosenthal Olive Ranch’s Koroneiki (Madera)
Other Singles
Enzo Olive Oil Company’s Bold Ranch 11 (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Mission EVOO (Sonoma)

Flavored Olive Oils - Gold Medal Winners
Citrus
The Olive Press’ Lime (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Limonata (Sonoma)
Herbal
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Bountiful Basil (Lodi)
Other Flavors
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Jalapeno Garlic (Lodi)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Extreme Heat Serrano (Lodi)

Flavored Olive Oils - Silver Medal Winners
Citrus
Calolea Olive Ranch’s Meyer Lemon (Marysville)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Lusty Lemon (Lodi)
The Olive Press’ Clementine (Sonoma)
Rancho Azul y Oro’s Estate Blend Orange (San Miguel)
Herbal
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Rustic Rosemary (Lodi)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Oh! Oregano (Lodi)
Other Flavor
The Olive Press’ Jalapeno (Sonoma)
Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Hot Virgin Jalapeno (Lodi)