SJV Olive Oil Competition

Entries Now Being Accepted For 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition 

All California olive oil producers eligible to participate; deadline is March 22, 2019

 

Entries are now being accepted for the 5th annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC); Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Flavored Olive Oil entries from producers in the State of California are eligible and olive oil must be made from producers’ most recent olive harvest . This year’s awards include the new “Best of the Valley” award category that recognizes the olive oil with the highest score from a ranch or office located in the San Joaquin Valley. Deadline for entries is March 22, 2019.

“The overwhelming response we continue to have year after year from olive oil producers throughout California has been amazing,” said Stacy Rianda, Deputy Manager II at The Big Fresno Fair. “We are excited about the new ‘Best of the Valley’ award to specially honor our local San Joaquin Valley olive oil producers – as well as continue to honor all of California for the quality olive oils being produced and shared with the world.”

Download the 2019 SJVOOC Entry Form 

Participating producers must enter their harvest into one of two different classes: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Flavored Olive Oil. Competition categories in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil class include: Spanish Blends (arbequina, arbosana, etc.); Spanish Singles; Italian Blends (ascolano, etc.); Italian Singles; Other Blends (picholine, barouni, etc.); Other Singles. Competition categories in the Flavored Olive Oil class include: Citrus; Herbal (rosemary; basil, etc.); Pepper (chile, jalapeno, habanero, etc.); and Other Flavors (garlic, truffle etc.).

Awards will be given out for Gold and Silver medals in each category, as well as one overall “Best of Show” in both the Extra Virgin Olive Oil category and the Flavored Oil category and beginning this year, an overall “Best of the Valley” award. For a complete list of rules and details on how judging will be scored click here.

 

KEY DATES:
Entries are due by March 22, 2019.
Judging will be held on April 2, 2019.
Winners will be announced on April 10, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

 

2018 San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition winners below.

Best of Show

Olivaia’s Olivaia Ola (Lindsay)
Enzo Olive Oil’s Fresno Chili (Clovis)

Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO)

Gold Medal Winners

Spanish Blends

Olivaia’s Olivaia Ola (Lindsay)
Olive Crush Farms’ California Arbequina (Valley Springs)

Spanish Singles
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Organic Arbosana Olive Oil (Maxwell)
Corto Olive Oil Company’s Arbequina (Stockton)
The Olive Press’ Picual EVOO (Sonoma)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Premium EVOO (Lodi)
Enzo Olive Oil’s Delicate (Clovis)

Italian Blends
The Olive Press’ Lunigiana Organic EVOO (Sonoma)
Lindsay’s Robust California EVOO (Walnut Creek)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold Eleganza (San Miguel)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold Nectar (San Miguel)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold Pristine (San Miguel)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold Supremo (San Miguel) 

Italian Singles
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Frantoio by Calivirgin (Lodi)
Winter Creek Olive Oil’s Winter Creek Frantoio (Valley Springs) 

Other Singles
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Organic Koroneiki Olive Oil (Maxwell)
Enzo Olive Oil’s Bold (Clovis)
Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company’s Mangini Ranch Mission (Wallace)
Bamford Family Farms’ Bamford Family Farms Mission (Oroville) 

Silver Medal Winners

Spanish Blends
Corto Olive Company’s Truly (Stockton)
La Panza Ranch California’s Outlaw Blend (Santa Margarita)
Lindsay’s Buttery California EVOO (Walnut Creek)

Spanish Singles
Coppetti Olive Oil’s Copetti Estate Olive Oil Fall Harvest (Modesto)
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Arbequina Olive Oil (Maxwell)
Corto Olive Company’s Arbosana (Stockton)
The Olive Press’ Arbosana EVOO (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Arbequina EVOO (Sonoma)
La Panza Ranch California’s Arbequina (Santa Margarita)
Enzo Olive Oil’s Medium (Clovis)
Rosenthal Olive Ranch’s Arbosana (Madera) 

Italian Blends
Alta Cresta Olive Oil’s Alta Cresta Tuscan Blend (Paso Robles)
Scarlata Farms Olive Oil’s Scarlata Farms Reserve (Tracy)
Winter Creek Olive Oil’s Ruscello D’Inverno (Valley Springs)   

Italian Singles
Alta Cresta Olive Oil’s Alta Cresta Coratina (Paso Robles)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Ascolano by Calivirgin (Lodi)
Wild Groves’ Ascolano (Newcastle)  

Other Blends
Wild Groves’ Robust Blend (Newscastle)   

Other Singles
Corto Olive Co.’s Koroneiki (Stockton)
Oils of Paicines’ Mission (Paicines) 

Flavored Olive Oils

Gold Medal Winners

Citrus
The Olive Press’ Limonato (Sonoma) 

Pepper Flavored Oils
Enzo Olive Oil’s Fresno Chili (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Jalapeno Olive Oil (Sonoma)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Jalapeno Garlic Olive Oil (Lodi)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’ Calivirgin Extreme Heat Habanero (Lodi)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Hot Virgin Jalapeno (Lodi) 

Silver Medal Winners
Citrus
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Blood Orange Olive Oil (Lodi)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Lusty Lemon Olive Oil (Lodi)

Herbal
Bamford Family Farms’ Basil (Oroville)
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Bountiful Basil Olive Oil (Lodi)

Other Flavors
Calivirgin-Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin White Truffle Olive Oil (Lodi)
Enzo Olive Oil’s Garlic Infused (Clovis)