For decades, the Los Angeles International Competitions have bestowed gold medals to the best wines, spirits, olive oils and dairy products from around the globe, showcasing the winners at the LA County Fair.
On February 8-10, 2022 the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition celebrated its 23rd anniversary. Beginning in 2000, wine competition organizers were looking for a way to expand the competition, and the marriage of extra virgin olive oil and wine was natural. Both require a distinguished palate, have distinctive varietals and are important to serving the perfect meal. At its inception, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition enlisted an impressive list of judges to taste the finest domestic extra virgin olive oils. The competition was eventually opened to international oils, with oils coming from the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
To view a full list of the 2022 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition winners, visit https://fairplex.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2022-awards-by-medal.pdf?sfvrsn=ab480371_0.
Want to try out this year’s winners yourself? Visit the LA County Fair May 5-30, 2022! All award-winning wines and extra virgin olive oils from this year’s competitions will be on display during the entirety of the Fair. Education seminars will also take place at the Los Angeles International Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.