The Competition

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.

How to sign up to competition

Read carefully the Regulations of the Competition

Fill in the form that will be available on this page when registrations are open

Ship oil samples to the address provided in the Regulations of the Competition.




questionmark What is Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere su giu

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.

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The strict assessments assured by blind tasting and the long history of the competition over time have turned Sol d'Oro into an internationally acknowledged and highly marketable quality mark. Moreover, award-winning olive oils are involved in specific promotional initiative throughout the year and a special tariff for registration as exhibitors at Sol&Agrifood in the year after taking part in the competition.

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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 2020” 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

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To take part, simply compile the appropriate registration form below. Each company can enter up to 3 olive oils. 


Registrations to the 2020 Competition are closed.

Fill in the following form to request information about Sol d'Oro Competition.