2024 San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition

Entry Deadline: March 29, 2024
2024 San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition
Venue / Location

The Big Fresno Fair
1121 S. Chance Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702

General Information

Judging – April 10, 2024 / Results Announced – May 1, 2024

SJVOOC is limited to all Extra Virgin and flavored Olive Oil produced in California.

All entries must be available for sale to the general public at full price at the time of entry. All
bottles must be labeled and ready for market with retail labels and not be open.

All flavored oils must meet the established standards set by the State of California Regulations Title 17, Section 12400.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $60.00

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

SJVOOC – Big Fresno Fair
1121 S. Chance Ave.
Fresno, CA 9370

Each entry must contain at least two (2) 250 ml bottles of each olive oil entered with retail labels attached. Each entry must also contain a third party chemical analysis for free fatty acid (up to 0.5%) and peroxides (up to 15meq/kg) in order to verify extra virgin status.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

The judges shall award all medals and judges’ decisions are final. Oils will be considered for Gold and Silver medals in their respective classes as well as “Best of Show”. Extra virgin and flavored oils will be judged separately.
Gold Medal is awarded to an oil that demonstrates its type and/or varietal character, balance, structure and complexities to the highest standards. Gold Medals will be awarded to those oils receiving scores between 86 – 100 points.
Silver Medal is awarded to an oil reflecting the correct distribution of balance and character of its type or variety; an oil deemed to be well crafted and of excellent quality. Silver Medals will be awarded to those oils receiving scores between 76- 85.99 points.
Best of Show is awarded to an oil recognized to possess special characteristics of the highest quality overall. All Gold medal winners will be eligible to compete for Best of Show in their division.
Best of the Valley is awarded to the oil that scored the highest with the ranch or office located in the San Joaquin Valley. Medals will be awarded for both EVOO and flavored oils. (Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties eligible).

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