More than 143 samples of olive oil were sipped at this weekend's California Olive Oil Competition, held at the Yolo County Fair. The results are now in, following careful sipping, swirling and tasting by the judges, with six "best of show" winners and the Patty Bogle-Roncoroni Award which deemed the "best of the best" olive oil.This grand sweepstakes award was created this year in honor of the late Patty Bogle, the matriarch of Bogle Vineyards who was also a board member of the Yolo County Fair and helped create this competition.
The winners will be displayed at the Yolo County Fair from Aug. 17 - 21. Here's a list of the top winners, and a full rundown of winners will be up soon at www.yolocountyfair.net.
Best in show
Delicate Intensity - Lucero Olive LLC, Corning - Sevillano
Medium Intensity - I1 Fiorello Olive Oil Company, Fairfield - Frantoio
Robust Intensity - Vine Ray Farms, Woodland - Tuscan Blend
Yolo County Resident - Vine Ray Farms, Woodland - Tuscan Blend
Flavored Oil - Sutter Buttes Olive Ranch, Sutter - Blood Orange
Organic Olive Oil - Katz Rock Hill Ranch, Napa - Other Blends
Patty Bogle-Roncoroni Award - Katz Rock Hill Ranch, Napa