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Greece Ranks First Place in the World for Gourmet Olive Oil

ATHENS – At the end of each olive harvest year, the World Association of Writers and Journalists of Wines and Spirits (WAWWJ) collects and ranks all the olive oils that have been distinguished in 32 recognized international competitions in every continent, for their taste and quality, with the method of blind tasting, based on the rules of the International Olive Council.

The 1st place in the world for 2022, as a company – producer of gourmet olive oils, was won by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, from Sparta Laconia, while they were awarded with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, in the TOP 5 Flavored Oils of the World 2022, for their quality and taste.

The global ranking of olive oils, called EVOO World Ranking (EVOOWR), is part of the global ranking of WAWWJ, created in 1997. This year, EVOOWR examined 18,312 olive oil samples, from 38 olive-producing countries and 1986 companies – producers respectively, which had already been distinguished in 32 international competitions. In detail, the best olive oils worldwide in the category Best Flavored Oils of the Year 2022 , creating new world record points, are:

Masterpiece Blend Evoo – 1st place 2022 (652.13 pts)

Syllektikon Gourmet Evoo – 2nd place 2022 (612.63 pts)

Oleoastron Gourmet Evoo – 3rd place 2022 (612.38 pts)

Flavored Gourmet Enigma – 4th place 2022 (606.13 pts)

while ten (10) gastronomic olive oils of these organic farms, ranked in the TOP 20 of the world and in the Best Flavored Oils of the Year 2022.

Thus, Greece ranked 1st place among 38 countries of the world, with the top distinctions won by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, as they collected 4,945.78 points, contributing 35% of the total points received by our country (14264.91), in the Flavored Oils of the World category.

“The first place in the world, as a company-producer in our category, was a dream that came true after 31 years of continuous work and effort, comments Mr. George Sakellaropoulos to ANA-MPA. At the same time, it is a special honor for us that our olive products are ranked in the top positions in the world, after 617 international awards for taste and quality in global competitions. In the last five years, our olive oils ranked first in the world four times, something that has not happened with another olive producer at a global level in our category”, adds Mr. Sakellaropoulos.

In the global ranking of olive oils EVOOWR 2022, which was announced a few days ago, among 18,312 olive oils, from 38 countries, five (5) extra virgin olive oils from these organic farms were also awarded as “Olive Oils of the Year 2022”, Fyllikon, Agourelaio, Armonia, Plus Health Multivarietal Green and Plus Health Multivarietal Blue.

“Within these 31 years, we have been evolving, moving forward with innovations and in new areas of olive growing, in the production of high quality olive oil, in original organic and gourmet olive oil and table olive products, reaching Regenerative cultivation. Our goal is to contribute, so that our country and “Greek olive oil” continue to play a leading role in the global olive growing map”, concluded Mr. G. Sakellaropoulos.

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