Soaring point scores and tough competition were the hallmark of this year’s Australian International Olive Awards (AIOA) results, with producers across the country showcasing the industry’s commitment to product quality and improvement.
The awards were announced on October 16, with Cape Schank Olive Estate and Flinders Island Olives taking the coveted Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Show titles for Commercial and Boutique volumes respectively. Cape Schank Olive Estate’s Picual EVOO achieved a score of 95/100, and Flinders Island Olives’ Organic EVOO a score of 91.5, both also earning Gold medals and a swag of additional trophies.
Also on the major award winner’s list was Wymah Organic Olives, scoring 92 and taking out Best Table Olive in Show for its Wymah Certified Organic Kalamata Olives.
Rio Vista Olives and The Olive Press Limited (NZ) tied for the title of Best Flavoured Olive Oil of Show, Rio Vista’s Basil Pressed and The Olive Press’ Pressed Gold Rosmarino Blu Toscano both scoring 94 points, while Spanish producer Goya En España again championed in both oil and table olive categories, taking the Best EVOO Northern Hemisphere award for its Goya® “Organics” Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Best Table Olive Northern Hemisphere for its Manzanilla Stuffed with Tuna Paste.
The winners were announced at the Australian International Olive Awards Gala Virtual Presentation, and the AOA’s media release spread the results across global channels over following days.
The release has been picked up by communicators across Australia and beyond, with winners reporting keen ongoing media interest. Coverage across all forms of media continues to celebrate and promote 2020 AIOA winners, with a number including a link to the full presentation recording and thus all medal and trophy winners.
Full results and competition details are now available in the 2020 AIOA Results Booklet here.