AIPO 2023: Exceptional distinctions in Italy for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms

AIPO D Argento Italy 2023 international olive oil awards competition evoo• At AIPO D'Argento 2023, in Verona, Italy
• With 2nd and 3rd category places
• With 1 olive oil in the Finalists of the competition
• With 14 unique awards and scores that exceeded 95 %

A series of unique distinctions of very high prestige was noted in Verona, Italy, for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, with the 2nd and 3rd category places, a Finalist olive oil and 14 awards in total in total, at the recognized international competition AIPO D'ARGENTO 2023.

The announcement of these results constitutes a major distinction for Greece, Sparta and Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms in such a difficult and demanding global competition of high prestige, in Verona, Italy.

It should be noted that the conquest of such category places in the international and major competition in Italy, with winners and finalists the gourmet olive oils by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, is a rare event for international olive growing.

The 20th edition of the competition took place in Verona, Italy, in March 2023. AIPO D'ARGENTO has become a national reference event in Italy and one of the most important olive oil competitions in the world.

It was held for the first time in 2004 and is organized by the Interregional Olive Growers Association of Verona (AIPO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies.

Since 2011, the AIPO tasting panel has been officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) to certify the quality of the produced olive oils, after a precise analysis and evaluation of their organoleptic characteristics exclusively by the method of analysis of the Olive Oil Council (COI).

Thus, the panel of specialized judges is characterized by vast experience, reliability and professionalism. After the preliminary chemical analysis of each olive oil, the panel of judges carries out the individual evaluation of each olive oil sample in four phases, carrying out continuous quality and organoleptic inspections until the final rating and classification of olive oils is created. According to the organizers, a total of over 150 hours of specialized analyzes were required and 2,200 sample evaluation sheets were used.

For 2023, there was a new record of participation for the competition of Verona, with 695 olive oil samples from many olive-producing countries with a very high level of quality, which shows the interest of the international olive industry for this competition, with its very specific olive oil evaluation methods.

Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms were honored with the conquest of important places of the competition, with extremely high scores, which exceeded 95%, provided by the recognized panel judges of MIPAAF (Ministry of Agriculture, Food of Italy) and specifically:

• With the 2nd and 3rd category places

• With 1 olive oil in the Finalists of the competition

• With 14 unique awards in total

In particular, the 14 major awards for the organic and gourmet olive oils by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms in Verona for 2023 are:

Flavored Gourmet Enigma - 2o CLASSIFICATO 2023 & Goccia D’Oro

MASTERPIECE Blend evoo - 3o CLASSIFICATO 2023 & Goccia D’Oro

OLEOASTRON Gourmet Evoo - FINALIST & Goccia D’ Oro

AGOURELAIO Early Harvest - Goccia D' Argento

SYLLEKTIKON Gourmet evoo - Goccia D' Argento

TREASURE Blend evoo - Goccia D' Argento

MAJESTIC Blend evoo - Goccia D' Argento

GEMSTONE Blend evoo - Goccia D' Argento

FYLLIKON First Harvest - Goccia Di Bronzo

ARMONIA organic evoo - Goccia Di Bronzo

PLUS HEALTH Blue evoo - Goccia Di Bronzo


All these extremely high awards in Verona, Italy, are a special honor for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, and their olive products are now recognized by experts in the most important global competitions for their high quality, for the innovation in their production, their unique taste and their wonderful combinations, while at the same time being in the top olive oils worldwide.

These major international awards in Verona, Italy at AIPO D'ARGENTO 2023 complete the unique number of 668 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms worldwide, a record number for a Greek olive producer exclusively of their own olive products.