Loopline Olives from Opaki, Masterton has won 2 Gold Awards at the 2020 World Olive Oil Competition.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest. Its annual list of award winners is the authoritative guide to the World’s best olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.
Loopline Picholene won Gold in 2019 and was listed as one of the best oils in the World. To win two Golds in 2020 - one each for the Loopline Picholene and Picual is an exceptional achievement.
Loopline Olives owner and olive oil sommelier Stephen Davies Howard says "Making great extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) takes determination, skill and fastidious attention to details. Those who succeed get the worldwide attention they deserve at the industry’s premier event and throughout the year. Loopline Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a leader in that field of excellence and it is incredibly satisfying to receive that global recognition. If New Zealanders ever needed a reason to support local New Zealand businesses now is the time and they can do so with the assurance that in buying Loopline Olive Oil that they are buying the best the World has to offer.”
Stephen is quick to point out that Loopline Extra Virgin Olive Oil success is a Wairarapa success “Loopline are supported by Andrew Priddle at Wairarapa Olive Harvesting and the team at the Greytown Olive Press; they all contribute to the exceptional quality of Loopline EVOO.”
Loopline Olives produce around 3,500 litres of EVOO from 1,000 trees using traditional methods each year.