A Wairarapa olive oil company has proven it has the good oil, scooping the top prize in the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards.
Kate and Mark Bunny, owners of Loopline Olives, won the Best in Show prize on Saturday with their picholine variety olive oil.
The awards, which are run by Olives New Zealand, the national organisation for olive oil growers, recognise excellence in certified extra virgin olive oil.
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You can see the full list of awards here.
Olives New Zealand, the olive industry body, has a comprehensive website with all manner of information and resources. Go to the Olives NZ website.
See also their buy and sell pages.
Entries in New Zealand’s most prestigious competition for extra virgin olive oil closed on Friday 6th September, with a total of 75 entries received.
The 2013 New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards have attracted entries from the major olive growing regions across the country.
The Awards judging will be carried out at Massey University’s specialist food tasting laboratory at their Albany Campus from 16th to 18th September.
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