The Olivinus International Olive Oil Competition 2019 took place at Mendoza, Argentina in early September, with participations from 194 olive oil companies, from 18 olive oil producing countries.
It is now one of the most recognized olive oil tasting competitions worldwide, having a high degree of difficulty, proven by the 9 / 10 score given to Olivinus by the international ranking system EVOO World Ranking.
Olivinus is now the most important competition in Latin America and in the Southern hemisphere countries in general. A greater difficulty comes from the fact that the olive oils from the Southern hemisphere are fresh, almost days old, compared to ours that are nearly 1 year old already.
Sakellaropoulos organic farms participated with 8 olive oils, and were honored with 8 major distinctions.
5 of our olive oils were awarded with the top honorary distinction of GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD award, while 3 of our olive oils were awarded with the extraordinary GOLD award.
OLEOASTRON FLAVORED EVOO GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD
GEMSTONE FLAVORED BLEND GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD
ENIGMA SUPERIOR GOURMET EVOO GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD
SYLLEKTIKON FLAVORED EVOO GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD
AGOURELAIO ORGANIC EVOO GRAND PRESTIGE GOLD
FYLLIKON FIRST HARVEST ORGANIC ORO – GOLD AWARD
ARMONIA ORGANIC OLIVE OIL ORO – GOLD AWARD
ENSTAGMA FLAVORED EVOO ORO – GOLD AWARD
It is also important to note that Oleoastron gourmet olive oil, with a final score of 97 / 100 points, was named champion at its category and the competition's Best Flavored Olive Oil (Mejor Saborizado OLIVINUS), being the only Greek olive oil at the champions list. This is the greatest distinction given to any Greek olive oil at the finals, in the 12 years of the most prestigious olive oil competition in Argentina, Olivinus international olive oil competition.
At the same time, our organic “Agourelaio” was honoured at the finals by the group of children's olive oil tasters, between the ages of 8-16, at the international competition Olivinus in Argentina with the highest distinction "Selected by Ninos / SELECT by Kids", among the best olive oils in the competition, also the only Greek olive oil awarded in this category.
It is the first time in the 12 years since the beginning of the Olivinus competition that a Greek company and Greek olive oils have been distinguished with so many and so important awards.
These 8 major awards constitute the 128th international award for Sakellaropoulos organic farms, a unique record for a Greek single-estate producer of organic olives and olive oil.