Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere

Argentina | September 2024

  • What is Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere
  • Why enter the competition
  • How prizes are awarded
  • How to enter

La competizione

Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere is a Competition organised by Veronafiere.

Entries will be assessed by an international jury under the guidance of Marino Giorgetti, the leader of the Sol d'Oro panel since its first edition.

The Competition has three categories: delicate fruity, medium fruity and intense fruity. And three awards in each category: Sol d’Oro, Sol d’Argento and Sol di Bronzo (Gold, Silver and Bronze). Other olive oils achieving a score of 70/90 or higher receive Special Mentions.

Who can take part in the Competition?

This edition of the competition is reserved for extra virgin olive oils produced in countries south of the Equator and is held in alternation by olive oil producer countries in the southern hemisphere.
After Chile, South Africa, Australia, Japan and South Africa again, Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere 2019 was hosted by Peru.

  1. Read carefully the Regulations of the Competition
  2. Fill in the form that will be available on this page when registrations are open
  3. Ship oil samples to the address provided in the Regulations of the Competition.

What is Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere
Sol d'Oro is the most important blind tasting olive oil competition in the world.
Since 2014, the Competition aims to highlight the best olive oil production, promoting it among consumers and operators, presenting to the public at large typical extra virgin olive oils and their variety, especially in relation to geographical origin, and stimulate the efforts of companies towards continuous quality improvement of their products.
Por qué participar en el concurso

Los ganadores de los tres primeros puestos en cada categoría de Sol D’Oro Hemisferio Sur tendrán la oportunidad de participar en varias actividades de promoción a nivel internacional. Una de ellas es su inclusión en la guía "Las Estrellas de Sol D'Oro”, publicación que incluye a todos los ganadores del concurso, tanto del hemisferio norte como del hemisferio sur, junto a las notas de cata del Jefe del Panel. Esta guía será distribuida a todos los delegados de Veronafiere y a compradores extranjeros.

Otras actividades de promoción para los aceites ganadores de Sol D’Oro Hemisferio Sur incluyen:

Presentación de todos los aceites ganadores de Sol de Oro, Sol de Plata y Sol de Bronce en evento de Sol&Agrifood en el marco de Hong Kong International Wine&Spirit Fair, en el área del aceite de oliva organizada por Veronafiere, más una degustación dirigida por los compradores intenationales.

Entrega del “Sello Sol D’Oro”, para ser impreso como etiquetas autoadhesivas y aplicarlo en las botellas de aceite ganadoras, con la mención "Concurso Internacional Sol D’ Oro", de acuerdo a su distinción (oro, plata, bronce, gran menciòn).

Condiciones favorables para la participación en Sol&Agrifood 2019, para todas las empresas que han participado en el Concurso Sol D’Oro Hemisferio Sur.

How prizes are awarded
The final score for each sample is assigned as an arithmetic average of the score cards envisaged in the method developed by the Technical Manager of the SOL d’Oro Southern Hemisphere Competition.
The first three extra virgin olive oils in each category - delicate fruit, medium fruit, intense fruit - obtaining the best scores will respectively be awarded:
  • Sol d’Oro – 1st prize (Gold)
  • Sol d’Argento – 2nd prize (Silver)
  • Sol di Bronzo – 3rd prize (Bronze)
In each of the three sections, Special Mention diplomas will be also awarded to the first 10 samples of extra virgin olive oil obtaining from the Tasting Jury a score equal to or higher than 70/90.
The “Sol d’Oro Challenge 2022” will be
given to the company that will reach the highest score with the sum of the points collected from the oils presented in each of the three categories and will be classified in this way:
Sol d’Oro: 10 points
Sol d’Argento: 7 points
Sol di Bronzo: 5 points
Special Mention: 3 points
Oils entered in the competition: 1 point
Come entrare
To take part, simply compile the appropriate registration form below. Each company can enter up to 3 olive oils.