EventsTuesday 09 May 2017

Frantoio Sant'Agata d'Oneglia winning again at Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

The Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is one of the most important oil event in the world.

Oil mill Frantoio Sant'Agata d'Oneglia in Imperia winner again in Los Angeles. Since 2000, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is one of the most important oil event in the world. It looks at both the product and its marketing.

An unprecedented competition, which in the first part of the 2017 edition saw 600 kinds of extra virgin olive oil participating from 369 producers. Participants come from Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, Uruguay and the United States of America.

The first session of the competition concerns extra-virgin olive oil from the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere will be judged in July.

PDO Ligurian Riviera extra virgin olive oil of Frantoio Sant'Agata  d'Oneglia has achieved the gold medal for packaging and traditional design. Frantoio Sant'Agata, from 2004 to 2017, has received seven awards. Almost one every two years.


The oil mill is located in the small, picturesque village of Sant`Agata d`Oneglia, in the hilly countryside of Imperia, overlooking the Ligurian coast, where the Frantoio's family has been making typical regional products from small, highly aromatic Taggiasca olives for over 190 years. The olive trees are pruned and harvested by hand. Their great success lies in the fact that the products are not mass-produced, and their consistently high quality is appreciated by lovers of Mediterranean cuisine from France to Germany, from Japan to North America, as well as by famous chefs and the best delicatessen dealers.


Deborah Bellotti

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