The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition Presents the 2021 Results

The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition has released the results from the 2021 competition which featured premier oils produced across California. Pleasant Valley Farms hailing from Aptos emerged as the producer of the Best of Show entry along with Calivirgin from Lodi taking Best of Show Flavored.

“Just over 75% of the entries were awarded medals this year and Considering all that 2020 brought, it was a good year for California olive oils especially the central coast.”, says Chief Judge Paul Vossen. “It was nice to see so many different olive varietals being represented at the competition as single cultivar oils or blends”.

“It was very exciting to kick the year off with the competition and taste the quality oils entered this year”. “I am already looking forward to 2022”, mentioned Chief Judge Paul Vossen.

All entries entered were also judged on their labels as part of the Central Coast Packaging and

Design Competition. The oils were awarded for the best single bottle label, best series of labels, best packaging of a single bottle and best packaging of a series of bottles.

Thank you to our chief judge Paul Vossen and cast of judges for another great competition; Franco Dunn, Maria Farr, John Hadley, Lawrence Jacobs, Arden Kremer, Nancy Lilly, Olga Orlova, Deborah Rogers and Sandy Sonnenfelt.

Be sure to check out the complete results at and support the participating businesses.

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