We are Super Excited to add to our store Super Premium Organic EVOO from the Island of Šolta, just awarded Gold Award in NYC May 2021. We expect this set to be the ultimate gift for this holiday season. We only have secured less than a dozen sets for 2021 and they are only available now.
Three Award-winning Šolta olive oils in an exquisitely elegant black box with magnetic closure. One of only a few Croatian olive oils with PDO (European Union Protected Designation of Origin )
Gift Box package with 3 Šolta premium olive oils
An elegant black gift box hides 3 highly awarded olive oils from Šolta. All three oils have authenticity protection, which is a guarantee to the consumer that olives are grown on Šolta, that processing was performed in an oil mill on Šolta, that chemical and sensory analysis showed that the oil meets strict criteria, and lastly that oil is bottled on Šolta. Only such oil can leave the island of Šolta!
The three olive oils are as follows:
– organic monovarietal olive oil from the variety Šoltanka, which was declared one of the top three environmental monovarietal olive oils in the world in 2019 “Olympics of olive oils”, New York! In 2021, it won gold medals at international competitions in New York, Tokyo and Dubai and it became one of the Mediterranean’s most beloved oils!
– ecological olive oil from the autochthonous varieties Šoltanka and Oblica, which in 2018. won silver medals in New York and Athens
– conventional olive oil from Šoltanka and Oblica, which this year won a gold medal in Dubai, and the best in the class award in Japan, where it was named the best Croatian olive oil of the year.
Gold Award in 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition
Best Croatian Olive Oil Japan 2021
Gold Award in 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition
Gold Award in 2020 Dubai World Olive Oil Competition
Best Olive Oil in the World 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition
One of only 4 Croatian EVOO that carry European Union Protected Designation of Origin
About Šoltansko Olive Oil
Šoltan olive growers pick their olives manually. Thus, only healthy and undamaged fruits are immediately selected for oil production. Collected juicy and fresh olives are transferred to one of the oil mills on the island for processing the same day, and the resulting olive oil is stored in stainless steel containers until poured into labeled bottles. All these actions take place completely and only on the island of Šolta, and only closed and labeled with the protection of origin bottles are allowed to leave the island.
Olive groves are scattered all over the island of Šolta, all the way from the seashore to the glades in the middle of the island. Olive trees were planted mainly on less valuable terrains, on rocky and steep glades. Although the varieties Oblica and Šoltana are the prominent ones, different microclimates on the island render its unique mark, which is why these oils have many different olfaction and gustation shades. The most interesting oils are the ones obtained from olive fruits harvested in several different locations! Organic production, which is manifested in the abandonment of the use of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, gives healthy fruits with a strong cellular structure.
Guarantee of Excelence
Šoltan olive oil has no additives, spices or oils from other fruits, it is pure juice from the olive fruit. Its production is controlled by an accredited Biotechnicon control station from Split starting already in the olive grove; it controls the production in the oil mill, storing the oil, and finally bottling and labeling.
Olive oil is protected by the European Union Protected Designation of Origin PDO. In addition to the Croatian inspections, the EU Commission’s control services supervise the production, storage, and quantities of olive oil produced, and additionally monitors organic production.