“The success of New Zealand producers in the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition is a real testament to New Zealand being one of the top producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil” says Olives New Zealand Executive Officer, Gayle Sheridan.
“Not only does New Zealand produce top quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil with all the associated health benefits, the panel of international judges obviously thought our entries tasted pretty spectacular too.”
The next highlight on the calendar for New Zealand olive oil producers is the 2014 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Awards which will be judged in September to enable all growers across the country a chance to enter. The Judging Panel comprises:
International Head Judge: Franca Camurati from Italy.
From Australia: Jenny Birrell and Trudie Michels.
From New Zealand: Raffaela Delmonte, Rachel Costello and Rachel Priestly.