The Olive Press Judged Best of Class and Best Olive Oils of the World at New York International Olive Oil Competition

The Olive Press Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil was one of two North American olive oil producers to receive Best of Class at New York International Olive Oil Competition and is featured on this year's Index of Best Olive Oils of the World. "This brings to mind the Judgement of Paris in 1976, when California wines held their own with Europe's finest, and finally received the world spotlight they deserved," said Nancy Cline, owner of The Olive Press.

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Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

The Olive Press is proud to announce that its Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil was judged Best of Class at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition in April. Of the 651 extra virgin oils entered from 25 countries around the globe, the tasting panel awarded The Olive Press and another California producer—Enzo Olive Oil—the only Best of Class awards to North American olive oil producers. bestoliveoils.com

“This brings to mind the Judgement of Paris in 1976, when California wines held their own with Europe’s finest, and finally received the world spotlight they deserved,” said Nancy Cline, owner of The Olive Press. “This New York competition had the most prestigious tasting panel in the world, and we were one of only two American producers to receive Best in Class. The olive oil business is still in its infancy here, but this award and the numerous other accolades we’ve received prove that our soils, climate, and master millers can and do compete with producers who have been at this for more than 1,000 years. We are heartened and thrilled to receive this award on behalf of our country, our state, and our exciting young industry”

The Olive Press has the distinction of being the first olive mill in Sonoma County, and continues to garner accolades internationally for the quality of its oil. It was purchased by Fred and Nancy Cline in 2013 and features a complementary tasting room in the same building as one of their two renowned wineries, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Olive oil tasting and education are a big part of the experience available to you when you visit The Olive Press located in Sonoma, California. Open from 10am to 5:30pm, all week. theolivepress.com