Aussie-grown olive oil wins double gold at worlds most prestigious competition

Posted by Media Release Agency on 18th May 2020

Taralinga Estate has superseded last year’s performance at the 2020 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) by taking home two Gold awards, confirming Taralinga Estate truly is an Australian product of global standards.

“For both our products to win Gold awards is a momentous occasion for us,” said Mr Tarascio Snr, owner of Taralinga Estate, “This result is testament to our mission of producing quality extra virgin olive oil to the highest possible standard – not just here on the Mornington Peninsula or in Australia, but in the world.”

This year’s double Gold has again placed Taralinga Estate on the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils –

The highly regarded NYIOOC is an awards program staged every spring in New York where a panel of world-leading experts judge more than 1,000 extra virgin olive oil entries (EVOO) from 27 countries. A total of 16 of these were from Australia, 3 of which were awarded gold – 2 being from Taralinga. Normally, the 16 judges would meet this week in New York, however this year saw the experts confer over a private video system as they tasted each sample.

Taralinga Estate is based on the pristine Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, an ideal microclimate for olive groves. To capture the antioxidant polyphenols the olives are harvested early and pressed in an Italian Frantoio within hours to ensure all the important antioxidant nutrients are locked in.

Taralinga Estate attributes its success to the precise nature of its process, from picking at just the right time to making sure the olives are pressed within hours of being picked. The ability to process on the estate with its state-of-the-art Pieralisi* two phased oil processing plant ensures Taralinga the freshest possible EVOO.

Following the success at NYIOOC, it is anticipated that there will be strong demand for the Taralinga Estate extra virgin olive oil, which can be purchased at