The tenth annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, which is hosted by the California Mid-State Fair and in partners with the Lodi Grape Festival. It will take place in April 2018 and will feature over 100 olive oils produced in California.
The overall goal of the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition is to provide a venue for California olive oils to be professionally judged and to educate consumers regarding the quantity and styles of olive oil produced in California.
Olive oils are divided into extra virgin, flavored extra virgin, organic extra virgin, and flavored organic extra virgin olive oil and are separated into classes by varietal. The panel of competition judges evaluates each entry according to aroma, taste, and intensity ranging from delicate to robust.
Entries that earn medals will be showcased during the 2018 California Mid-State Fair which runs July 18 – July 29 and at the Lodi Grape Festival which runs September 13 – September 16.
2018 Judges as of 02/05/2018
Chief Judge: Arden Kremer, Sonoma, CA
Brigit Binns, Paso Robles, CA
Franco Dunn, Healdsburg, CA
Fran Gage, San Francisco, CA
John Hadley, Forestville, CA
Lawrence Jacobs, Santa Rosa, CA
Michael Laukert, Napa, CA
Nancy Lilly, Sonoma, CA
Julie Menge, Sacramento, CA
Sandy Sonnenfelt, San Francisco, CA
2017 CCOOC Judging Staff with some of the Best of Class Winners
Downloadable Award Artwork: Best in Class Gold Silver Bronze
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