Oakhurst Olives Wins in New York
Olives, Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oakhurst Olives, a boutique olive farm in the Tulbagh Valley (South Africa),
has officially joined the ranks of the world's best by scooping Best in
Class and Gold awards for their Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the 2014
New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).
The announcement was made by Curtis Cord, president of the NYIOOC, in front
of a capacity audience at the International Culinary Centre Theatre in New
The competition, now in its second year, attracted 651 oils from 25
countries. Entries were rigorously evaluated by an esteemed international
panel of expert olive oil tasters over the course of four days.
Italy garnered the highest number of Best in Class awards (4) followed by
Spain and Australia (3 each); USA and Peru (2 each); South Africa, Slovenia,
Portugal and Chile (1 each).
Oakhurst Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is blended from selected cultivars
including Leccino, Mission, Maurino and Kalamata. The result is a
well-balanced, smooth, lightly-fruity oil with buttery notes and a hint of
Since its maiden harvest in 2012, Oakhurst Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won
several awards locally and internationally: Best in Competition and 1st in
Category at the Annual Marco Zicchella -Oliomio extra Virgin Olive oils of
South Africa (2012); Top Ten in The Armonia A.NZ.SA - Tri-nations Olive Oil
Competition between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa held in Sydney
(2012); 2 SA Olive Gold Awards (2013); Absa Top 5 nominee (2013).
Pieter du Toit, Oakhurst owner, attributes their success to on-going
investment in research, staying abreast of industry trends and excellent
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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