The ninth 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 2017 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 in Mission Square during the 2017 California Mid-State Fair which runs July 19 – July 30.
As of 3/17/2017 – Confirmed Judges
Paul Vossen – Chief Judge – Santa Rosa, CA
Franco Dunn – Healdsburg, CA
Fran Gage – San Francisco, CA
Louie Gonzales – Oakland, CA
John Hadley – Forestville, CA
Arden Kremer – Sonoma, CA
Julie Menge – Sacramento, CA
Olga Orlova – Brooks, CA
Sandy Sonnenfelt – Berkley, CA
2016 CCOOC Judging Staff
2016 Best Of’s