Australian Olive Oil Producer Cobram Estate Named Among Worldâ€™s Best At New York International Olive Oil Competition. Winning Olive Oils to Arrive in US Soon
Online PR News – 09-May-2013 – Melbourne, Australia – Cobram Estate, Australiaâ€™s most awarded Extra Virgin olive oil producer, has been recognised for the outstanding quality of its Extra Virgin olive oils against the world's best at the inaugural 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition.
Cobram Estateâ€™s freshly harvested 2013 Extra Virgin olive oils received a total of two Best-in-Class trophies and four Gold Medals, including winning Best-in-Class in the Medium single varietal category for the limited release Ultra-Premium Hojiblanca and Best-in-Class in the Robust single varietal category for the limited release Ultra-Premium Picual. Cobram Estate Premiere and Cobram Estate Classic were also awarded gold medals.
The New York competition, held for the first time in 2013, assembled an international panel of leading experts to identify and honour the very best Extra Virgin olive oils in the world.
â€śThis is the definitive contest to crown this yearâ€™s very best olive oilsâ€ť commented Curtis Cord, President of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.
Cobram Estate entered a total of four fresh, 2013 harvest olive oils, each of which received a gold medal or better, and competed against more than 700 other entries including some of the most prestigious brands from Italy, Spain and California.
Cobram Estateâ€™s Chief Oil Maker Leandro Ravetti is thrilled with the result: â€śWinning four gold medals, including two Best in Class, out of four entries in such a competitive event is exciting proof of the outstanding quality and freshness of our oilsâ€ť he said.
â€śIt is not well known but fresher, higher quality olive oils have greater health benefits. I am proud that high quality comes naturally with Cobram Estateâ€ť Ravetti noted.
Olives are an annual crop and are ready for picking between late March and early June in Australia. Cobram Estateâ€™s 2013 harvest olive oils are selected from the companyâ€™s 2.1 million trees spread over 14,000 acres of pristine farmland.
â€śAustralian Extra Virgin olive oils are now regarded as some of the worldâ€™s bestâ€ť commented Lisa Rowntree, CEO of the Australian Olive Association.
â€śThe Australian olive industry prides itself on producing fresh, high quality, authentic Extra Virgin olive oilsâ€ť Rowntree said.
Cobram Estateâ€™s 2013 olive oils will be released in the USA/Canada during June/July and can be pre-ordered online at www.cobramestate.com. Nationally, they will be available at Cost Plus World Markets and at www.worldmarket.com. They will also be available at Fairway Markets in the New York metropolitan area, at King Soopers in the Denver Area, and at QFC stores in Seattle.
Please visit www.cobramestate.com