Paso Robles, CA, USA (July 30, 2014) — The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition is privileged and honored to announce Calivirgin, a Lodi olive oil, produced by Coldani Olive Ranch, as Olive Oil of the Year. The Coldani Olive Ranch swept the competition in this year’s Central Coast Olive Oil Competition with 4 of the 8 gold medal winning oils awarded Best of Class and the Best in Show. Calivirgin is leading the olive oil industry in innovation, producing premium quality olive oil as one of the highest awarded olive oil producers in the nation. Unique to Calivirgin, they exclusively use olives from their own groves to produce, their award winning olive oils.
The 5th annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted by the California Mid-State Fair featured over 100 olive oils produced in California. The panel of judges evaluated entries based on aroma, taste, and intensity ranging from delicate to robust. Central Coast Olive Oil Competition judges noted Calivirgin oils as very nicely balanced oil ripe fruit with lovely rich aromas blending in perfect harmony.
The Coldani family tradition of farming began in the Piedmont Region of Italy, for over 70 years they have carried on the tradition in the San Joaquin of California. Farming olives arose in the form of a California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo senior project. The project started out as vineyard, the fertile soil sparked a greater design. The project led to planting olive groves and became one of the most successful in the nation. To date the Coldani family run operation takes pride as the majority of the team are Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo graduates.
Calivirgin award winning entries will be displayed at the California Mid-State Fair alongside other award winning entries, providing a venue for fairgoers to taste and purchase the olive oils. The California Mid State Fair will run July 16-27, 2014 in Paso Robles, California. For more information or the judging results, refer to centralcoastwinecomp.com/olive-oil/ or contact:
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