Australia’s Cobram Estate Dominates Prestigious Olive Oil Show in Los Angeles
MELBOURNE, Australia and LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cobram Estate (www.cobramestate.com), Australia’s largest and most awarded extra virgin olive oil producer, has won an unprecedented two Best of Show awards out of three international categories, three Best of Class awards, and five gold medals at the 2011 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.
Competition organizers confirm that no other producer has won two Best of Show awards in the same year in the twelve-year history of the event. Cobram Estate entered a total of seven Australian extra virgin olive oils, and competed against more than 600 other entries from 20 different countries, including some of the most notable brands from Italy, Spain and California. All seven Cobram Estate entries garnered awards. A complete list of winners is here: http://bit.ly/kht0cb.
Cobram Estate partial results, 2011 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition: (All are 2011 Victoria harvest) International -Medium, BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL Medium, Picual International -Delicate, BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL Delicate, Hojiblanca BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL Delicate, Light & Delicate GOLD MEDAL Medium, Premiere GOLD MEDAL Medium, Koroneiki
Cobram Estate is Australia’s leading extra virgin olive oil producer, twice voted “Olive Grower of the Year,” and is without peer as the country’s most awarded extra virgin olive oil brand. On three large groves north of Melbourne, the company oversees production from tree to table. Cobram Estate’s onsite nursery, custom-built harvesting machines, efficient production systems, and advanced processing and storage technologies ensure the freshness and quality of the oil at every step.
Cobram Estate’s Executive Chairman Rob McGavin comments: “Winning 2 of the 3 Best in Show trophies up against the very best premium olive oil brands from around the world demonstrates that a fantastic olive oil is not necessarily linked to traditions or geography but to honest hard work, a strong understanding of the local environment and great people. It is clear that Australia, and Cobram Estate in particular, have them all.”
Cobram Estate Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oils are available online and at specialty retailers and supermarkets throughout the US and Canada. A limited release of the Best in Show 2011 Reserve Hojiblanca and Best in Show 2011 Reserve Picual is available at www.cobramestate.com. Cobram Estate also produces a number of award-winning everyday extra virgin olive oils including Fresh & Fruity and Rich & Robust, in addition to infused extra virgin olive oil Lemon Twist, Garlic Crush and Chilli Blast, available from selected US and Canadian retailers at a suggested retail price of $6.99-$7.99 for 375ml.
US CONTACT: Holly Hansen
SOURCE Cobram Estate