Spring is the season when the international olive oil competitions publish results. We just learned that the Los Angeles International Competition had 571 entries, of which only 366 received medals – Gold, Silver or Bronze. Of the 126 Gold medals, 26 were awarded Best in Class. Both our Mistral and Sierra won Gold medals and, being in different classes, both also were Best In Class. We feel incredibly privileged that our oils were found to be among the top 4% (better than 99.9%) of those in the competition.
Additionally, both the Mistral and Sierra are extremely rich in antioxidants (656 and 686 ppm respectively), which is far more than the average of other good extra virgin oils. This confirms our ability to make great tasting olive oils that are also extremely beneficial for our health.
In addition, this year we produced 4 Gold Series oils, about 50 gallons each, that are equally excellent and especially rich in antioxidants (from 758 to 951 ppm).