SJV Olive Oil Competition

 

The 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. The three awards categories are: 

  • 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. 

The 2017 San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition winners are below: 

Best of Show
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Organic Roots Koroneiki (Maxwell)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Hot Virgin Jalapeno (Lodi)

Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Gold Medal Winners:
Spanish Blends
Corto Olive Co.’s Corto Olive Company Olive Oil (Lodi)
La Panza Ranch’s Outlaw Blend (Santa Margarita)
Kimberley Wine Vinegars’ Kimberley California Olive Oil (Acampo) 

Spanish Singles
The Mill at Kings River’s The Mill (Sanger)
ENZO Olive Oil  Company’s Delicate Ranch 20 (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Empeltre EVOO (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Sevillano EVOO (Sonoma)
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Arbosana (Maxwell)  

Italian Blends
Alta Cresta Olive Oil’s Italian Blend (Paso Robles)
The Olive Press’ Italian Blend (Sonoma)
Scarlata Farms Olive Oil’s Tuscan Blend Reserve (Tracy)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold Nectar (San Miguel)
San Miguel Olive Farm’s Tuscan Gold/Pristine (San Miguel)

Italian Singles
Bozzano Olive Ranch’s Bosana Organic (Stockton)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Early Harvest Ascolano (Lodi) 

Other Blends
Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company’s Mangini Ranch (Wallace)

Other Singles 
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Koroneiki (Maxwell) 

Extra Virgin Olive Oils - Silver Medal Winners
Spanish Blends
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Tyler Florence Test Kitchen EVOO (Clovis)

Spanish Singles
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Premium EVOO (Lodi)
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Medium Ranch 11 (Clovis)
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Delicate Ranch 11 (Clovis)
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Medium Ranch 20 (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Arbequina EVOO (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Arbosana EVOO (Sonoma)
The Olive Press’ Picual EVOO (Sonoma)
Corto Olive Company’s Truly EVOO – Arbosana (Lodi)
Corto Olive Company’s Truly EVOO – Arbequina (Lodi)
Organic Roots Olive Oil’s Arbequina (Maxwell)
Rosenthal Olive Ranch’s Arbosana (Madera)   

Italian Blends
Scarlata Farm’s Olive Oil’s Tuscan Blend (Tracy)
Bozzano Olive Ranch’s Toscana Organic (Stockton)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil – Miller’s Blend (Lodi)
Winter Creek Olive Oil’s Winter Creek (Winter Creek)  

Italian Singles
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Lodi Olive Oil Frantoio (Lodi) 

Other Blends
Bozzano Olive Ranch’s A2 (Stockton)
Rancho Azul y Oro’s Estate EVOO (San Miguel)  

Other Singles
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Bold Ranch 11 (Clovis)
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Bold Ranch 20 (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Heritage Mission EVOO (Sonoma)
Bamford Family Farms’ Silverstar Early Harvest Mission (Oroville)
Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company’s Mangini Ranch (Wallace)
Rosenthal Olive Ranch’s Koroneiki (Madera)
Corto Olive Company’s Truly EVOO (Lodi) 

Flavored Olive Oils - Gold Medal Winners
Citrus
Enzo Olive Oil Company’s Clementine Crush (Clovis)
The Olive Press’ Limonato (Sonoma)  

Herbal
CaliVirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Bountiful Basil Olive Oil (Lodi) 

Other Flavors
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Fresno Chili Crush (Clovis)
Calivirgin - Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Hot Virgin Jalapeno (Lodi) 

Flavored Olive Oils - 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
ENZO Olive Oil Company’s Basil Crush (Clovis)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Rustic Rosemary Olive Oil (Lodi) 

Other Flavor
The Olive Press’ Jalapeno Olive Oil (Sonoma)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Jalapeno Garlic (Lodi)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Extreme Heat Habanero (Lodi)
Calivirgin – Coldani Olive Ranch’s Calivirgin Guilty Garlic Olive Oil (Lodi)