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Record number of medals for Croatia at World Olive Oil Competition

17 May 2020 – Croatian producers have won a record number of medals at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) in New York. 

Croatian producers won 39 gold medals and 12 silver medals at the prestigious olive oil competition. This was the best result for Croatian producers since the competition began. 

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, which was judged remotely by a 17-member panel of experts due to the pandemic, unveiled the 2020 winners throughout last week.

There were a total of 881 entries registered in this eighth edition of the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest held each spring. 

The Croatian medal winners – NYIOOC below.

Gold medal – Monovarietal 

•Černeka Bjelica 

•Červar Coratina 

•Avistria Buža 

•PG Olivetum Posavianus Picholine 

•Bembo Buža 

•Eva Marija Levantinka 

•Perdisacca Rosignola 

•Avistria Stari Buža  

•Nonno Bruno Buža 

•Oio Vivo Vodnjanska buža

•Oio Vivo Žižolera

•Oio Vivo Istarska bjelica

•Oio Vivo Bjelica

•Ča Istarska bjelica

•Nai 3.3 Coratina

•Božić Uje Oblica

•Šoltansko maslinovo ulje Levantinka

•Ritossa Buža

•Ritossa Istarska bjelica

•San Antonio Istarska bjelica

•The Garden of Eden Levantinka

Gold medal – Blends 

•Fortica Coratina Moraiolo

•Brist Exclusive Selection


•Ol Istria Selection

•Sv Ivan Blend

•Ex Albis

•Monte Rosso Premium

•De Kleva

•Punta Cissana



•Salvela Aurum

•Rheos Premium





•Rheos Premium Blend

Silver medal – Monovarietal

•Sv Ivan Oblica 

•Al Torcio Leccino

•Al Torcio Moraiolo

•Ol Istria Picholine

•Oliveri Coratina 

•Al Torcio Moraiolo

•San Antonio Karbonaca

•Fortica Moraiolo

Silver medals – Blends


•Terre Bianche

•Avistria Istrian Blend

•Delmonico’s Restaurant

The complete results are presented on the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils. 

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