After a full day of extensive judging taking place in Berkeley, California at the California Olive Oil Council, The Big Fresno Fair is excited to reveal the winners of the Inaugural San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC). Open to all olive oil producers in the State of California with product made from the most recent olive harvest, the SJVOOC received a total of 52 entries from 15 different olive oil companies from throughout the State.
Entries were received in two classes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Flavored Olive Oil, with 13 subcategories in total. Gold and Silver Medals were awarded with an overall “Best of Show” selected from all entries received in the EVOO and Flavored Oil categories. In total there were 33 EVOO and 19 Flavored Olive Oil entries that were judged by a panel comprised of seven olive oil judges provided by the California Olive Oil Council. The winners of the Inaugural San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition are:
Best of Show