SONOMA COUNTY: Dry Creek Olive Co. tops at Harvest Fair
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair has announced the winners of its olive oil competition, with the Dry Creek Olive Company of Healdsburg winning Best of Show for its Mediterranean Blend.
The oil won over the judges with its blend of Italy's Coratina and Tuscan olives, Greece's Kalamata olive and Spain's Sevillano olive. Dry Creek Olive Company took home a total of 10 awards, including four double gold medals.
Here are the other winners of double golds in the Professional Food & Wine Competition:
Sonoma County grown olive oil, medium class: Deergnaw Olive Oil of Healdsburg, for its blend; Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery of Healdsburg for its Vintners Estate; Gloria-Ferrer Winery of Sonoma for its Estate Olive Oil; SRJC Shone Farm of Forestville for its blend.
Sonoma County grown olive oil, robust class: Dry Creek Olive Company for its Mediterranean Blend; Benziger Family Winery of Glen Ellen for its blend.
California grown olive oil, light class: Capay Gold Olive Oil of Santa Rosa for its 100 percent Arbequina; Dry Creek Olive Company for its Three Orchards Blend.
California grown olive oil, medium class: The Olive Press of Sonoma for its Picual.
California grown olive oil, robust class: Dry Creek Olive Company for its Frutteto.
California grown flavored olive oil, citrus: B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company of Glen Ellen for its Blood Orange Oo-Mission and its Meyer Lemon Oo; Dry Creek Olive Company for its Mojito Lime.
California grown flavored olive oil, herb: The Olive Press of Sonoma for Jalapeño.
California grown flavored olive oil, other: The Smoked Olive of Santa Rosa for Santa Fe Smoked Olive Oil.
The award-winning oils can be sampled at the Harvest Fair Oct. 4-6. For a complete list of winning olive oils, go to harvestfair.org.
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