Cobram Estate has been awarded the best oils in the Southern Hemisphere by the International Olive Council at the Mario Solinas 2020 awards.
Mario Solinas is undoubtedly the most stringent and highly regarded of all olive oil competitions in the world- the “Oscars” of the olive oil industry.
Almost 160 samples of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from 13 countries all over the world took part in the competition.
The International Olive Council announced
as the best oil in the Southern Hemisphere.
We are very proud that despite the very small size of the Australian olive industry in world terms, Cobram Estate as a company, will produce in 2021 as much or more extra virgin olive oil than many traditional countries such as Lebanon, Israel or France despite the fact that our first trees were planted only 20 years ago.
In this short period of time, however, we also managed to contribute to the industry at a global level with research on olive oil freshness chemistry, with the development of state of the art continuous mechanical harvesting, with average oil yields once thought impossible to be achieved.
We have proven that it was possible to build the number one brand of extra virgin olive oil in Australia without compromising on quality, and that allows farmers like us to sustainably continue growing olives and producing extra virgin olive oil for the generations to come.