ATHENS -- An exceptional distinction for a Greek olive producer, with Best in Class and 12 major awards presented to Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms (www.bioarmonia.gr) in Turkey, was earned at the Anatolian International Olive Oil Competition 2021.
At the same time, these 12 awards complete a new record number. The 301 international awards that the organic olive oil products of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms have collected constitute a world record of awards for a Greek Single Estate olive producer. This event reflects the dynamic of Greek olive cultivation, placing Greece and Sparta Laconia, in the most prominent places on the global olive cultivation map, while being a great and special honour for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms.
More specifically, these twelve awards come from the first edition of the Anatolian IOOC international competition that was held in Edremit Balikesir, Turkey, from May 31 to June 2, 2021. This international competition applies strict evaluation standards, based on tasting methods defined by the International Olive Oil Council, exclusively by the method of blind tasting.
The tasting of olive oils at Anatolian IOOC 2021 is carried out by expert olive oil tasters (expert panel tasters) of international prestige, coming from different countries of the world.
For 2021, hundreds of olive oils from many olive-producing countries with a very high level of quality participated.
Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms were honoured with extremely high awards and specifically:
• With the Best in Class Organic of Anatolian IOOC 2021
• With the best Greek extra virgin organic olive oil
• With six gold and five silver awards but also very high scores, they ranked among the best olive oils of competition.
In particular, the 12 major awards awarded in Turkey for the organic and gourmet olive oils of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms for 2021 are:
ARMONIA Organic - Best in Class Organic
ARMONIA Organic - GOLD award 2021
ARMONIA extra virgin olive oil from the organic cultivation of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms was named the best Greek organic olive oil of the Turkish competition for 2021.
MAJESTIC Blend evoo - Gold Award 2021
OLEOASTRON Gourmet Evoo - Gold Award 2021
MASTERPIECE Blend evoo - Gold Award 2021
GEMSTONE Blend evoo - Gold Award 2021
ENIGMA Gourmet Evoo - Gold Award 2021
FYLLIKON Organic Olive Oil - Silver Award 2021
AGOURELAIO Organic Olive Oil - Silver Award 2021
SYLLEKTIKON Gourmet evoo - Silver Award 2021
ARMONIKON Organic Olive Oil - Silver Award 2021
ENSTAGMA Gourmet evoo - Silver Award 2021
All these exceptionally high awards are a special honour for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, with the most prominent being the declaration of ARMONIA organic olive oil as Best in Class Organic of the Turkish competition for 2021, which comes as a continuation of the respective declaration of Masterpiece Gourmet Evoo as the Best Spicy Flavored Evoo of the AIPO D 'Argento Italy 2021 competition, of the 1st place of Oleoastron Gourmet Evoo in the Japan Olive Oil Prize 2021 and 1st place of the Enigma Gourmet Evoo in EVO IOOC Italy 2021.
These 12 major international awards at the Anatolian International Olive Oil Competition 2021 are of particular importance for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, as they complete the unique number of 301 international awards worldwide, a record number for a Greek olive producer exclusively for its own olive products.