A series of prestigious distinctions was noted in Geneva, Switzerland, for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, with 2 gastronomic olive oils in the Best of Class and 9 awards in total, in the recognized European International Olive Oil Competition 2023.
The international competition European IOOC is an innovative concept for evaluating and showcasing olive oils that are at the highest quality levels worldwide, aiming to present them to European and international markets looking for exceptional quality olive oils.
Each year, the new edition of the international competition European IOOC is held in a different European city. For 2023, it was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 May 2023, with great interest from the international olive sector. Hundreds of olive oils from many olive producing countries participated with a very high level of quality.
European IOOC is officially recognized by the EVOOWR global ranking of olive oils. The tasting of the olive oils in European IOOC is carried out by specialized olive oil tasters (expert panel tasters) of international prestige and from many countries of the world, exclusively with the blind tasting method, based on extremely strict criteria.
After the initial analysis of each olive oil, the panel of expert judges conducts an individual assessment of each olive oil sample in continuous phases, in order to conclude at the final ranking of the olive oils and the overall score.
On 18/05/2023, the announcement of the results of European IOOC 2023 took place. Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms were honored with 9 awards in total and 2 of their gastronomic olive oils ranked in the Best of Class, a fact that is an important milestone for Greek olive growing.
In particular, the 9 major awards for the organic gourmet olive oils by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms in Geneva, Switzerland for 2023 are:
OLEOASTRON Gourmet Evoo - Gold Award & Best of Class
MASTERPIECE Blend evoo - Gold Award & Best of Class
TREASURE Blend evoo - Gold Award
Flavored Gourmet Enigma - Gold Award
MAJESTIC Blend evoo - Gold Award
SYLLEKTIKON Gourmet evoo - Gold Award
GEMSTONE Blend evoo - Silver Award
This excellent and absolute reward of 100% in Geneva, Switzerland for 2023 marks a distinction of a very high level in the field of olive growing for our country, Greece, our land, Sparta Laconia as well as for the course of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms for the past 31 years.
It is a special recognition when the organic, gourmet, Single Estate olive products by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms from Sparta, Laconia, are distinguished in the most important global competitions for their high quality, for the innovation in their production, their unique taste and their wonderful combinations.
These nine (9) major international awards at the European IOOC 2023 in Switzerland complete the unique number of 690 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms worldwide, a record number for a Greek olive producer exclusively of their own olive products (Single Estate – Terroir).