Istria declared the best olive growing region in the world!

first_imgIn the seventh edition of the Flos Olei guide, published in 2016, Istria achieved exceptional success! In this, the only world guide through extra virgin olive oils, 50 Istrian olive growers and oil mills are included, so Istria has risen to the top of the list for the first time in terms of quality and representation. the highest quality olive growing regions of the world!Flos Olei, a bilingual Italian-English guide to the world’s top extra virgin olive oils, highly esteemed in the world of gastronomy, was published in 2016 in the seventh edition in which Istria with its oils won alone top of the world rankings.With this award, Istrian olive growers receive a large free advertisement, recognition for all their long-term efforts, as well as a great promotional trump card as the best olive growing region in the world. “Every olive grower wishes they could find themselves in this guide. The guide objectively values ​​autochthonous differences, and Istria really has them, banker, buža, carbonaca, because our producers have preserved them and used them with quality.” stand out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian County for HRTPhoto: FB Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive OilThe highest number of points achieved by olive growers in the Flos Olei guide in 2016 is 98, out of a possible 100. A very high score of 97, the only one from Istria has Olea BB from Rabac, and 4 more producers won a dizzying 96 or 95 points: Family Ipša, Stancija Meneghetti, OPG Matteo Belci and Tonin and Chiavalon Franco Basiaco, Giancarlo Zigante and Enio Zubin.One of the prominent olive growers that has been on the Flos Olei guide list for years is olive oil Sandia Chiavalona from Vodnjan, is one of the fifteen best olive oils in the world, and the most awarded olive oil in Croatia, who points out that this is a great recognition for Istria and excellent branding of Istria as a region of quality olive oil. “This is a great recognition for Istria as a region, as well as for us olive growers. When one region is profiled as a region of quality oil then oil becomes the motive of arrival and guests come only because of the oil. It is much better and better when an entire region is declared the best than individual olive growers’ awards. “Chiavalon pointed out and added that for the last eight years Chiavalon oil has been in the Flos Olei guide and that they achieve high points through continuous quality.” Every year we have more and more guests coming to our tasting room and I am sure that this award will only increase the demand for our oils.Chiavalon concludedThe guide evaluates and describes olive oils from 49 countries from five continents. On 864 pages, in addition to rated olive growers and oil mills, the guide provides information on the history, culture and production of the countries from which they come. Enrollment in Flos Olei, and with it great successes, began in 2005 and since then Istrian olive oils have been constantly confirming their quality. List of all listed olive growers in the Flos Olei guide look herelast_img