An unprecedented distinction at an international level, with 13 awards in 13 entries for the organic olive oils of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms from Sparta, Laconia, was noted in the international olive oil competition Olivinus International Olive Oil Competition 2021 in Argentina.
A unique distinction for Greece, for Laconia but also for a Greek olive producer, was noted in the 15th OLIVINUS International Olive Oil Competition 2021, the last recognized world olive oil competition for the year 2021.
The OLIVINUS International Competition 2021 took place in Mendoza, Argentina, from 18 to 24 September 2021, with the participation of 206 olive oil companies from 17 countries around the world. It is one of the most recognized olive oil tasting competitions in the world, having a very high degree of difficulty, which is evidenced by the high score of 9/10 given by the international EVOO World Ranking.
The tasting of olive oils in OLIVINUS IOOC 2021 is done with the method of blind tasting by expert panel tasters of international prestige. It is the most important competition in Latin America and in the countries of the Southern Hemisphere in general.
Greater difficulty arises from the fact that the olive oils of the countries of the Southern Hemisphere are fresh, produced almost a few days ago, compared to the rest of the world where almost 1 (one) year has passed from their production.
The 13 major international awards came from 13 participations of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms in Argentina, which collected very high scores, resulting in four (4) olive oils with Grand Prestige Gold, four (4) olive oils with Prestige Gold and five (5) olive oils with Gold Awards.
In detail, the 13 gold awards at the 15th OLIVINUS International Olive Oil Competition 2021, for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, from Sparta, Laconia and Greece, are:
MASTERPIECE Blend evoo - Grand Prestige Gold
FYLLIKON Organic Olive Oil - Grand Prestige Gold
ENSTAGMA Saffron & Sage - Prestige Gold
It is the first time in the 15 years that the international OLIVINUS competition takes place that a Greek olive producer and Greek organic and culinary olive oils, exclusively self-produced, are distinguished with so many top awards.
This exceptional award of international prestige in Argentina marks a very high level of distinction in the field of olive growing for our country Greece, our land Sparta Laconia and for the course of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms for the last 30 years.
It is also a special honor for the organic, Single Estate olive products of a Greek olive producer to be recognized in the most important international competitions for their high quality, for the innovation in their production, their unique taste and their wonderful combinations, while at the same time being considered among the top internationally.
These thirteen (13) major awards, at the OLIVINUS International Olive Oil Competition 2021, complete the unique record number of 370 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms worldwide, a record number for a Greek olive producer exclusively of their own olive products (Single Estate).