Wairarapa olive oils had a massive showing at this year’s national awards.

The region scored exponentially more medals than any other region with 29 medals going to Wairarapa, 8 each to Hawke’s Bay and Nelson, 7 to Kapiti, 5 each to Auckland and Northland, 3 each to Canterbury and Waiheke Island and 1 to Bay of Plenty.

TOP was also named Best Processor for the second year in a row.

The Head Judge, Peter Olson from Australia, commented on the quality of the oils entered in New Zealand’s top olive oil awards. He said “I have been involved in the assessment of olive oils from Australia, California and New Zealand this year. The oils entered in the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards are some of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils I have tasted this season.”

The full list of awards can be seen here.