2019 Best of Show at the California State Fair – a repeat

Bondolio wins Best of Show at the California State Fair. What happened at the California State Fair? How did Bondolio win Best of Show, TWICE? It’s really not that easy to win top honors in this prestigious competition up against the finest extra virgin olive oil in the world. During each of the competitions of 2017 and 2019 Bondolio actually had to undergo 4 separate competitions in each of those years. First, Bondolio had to wind gold as Best of Artisan EVOO (producers of less than 5,000 gallons EVOO per year). Next, the win in the Artisan competition advanced Bondolio to the next level, competition of Class. Bondolio won gold as Best of Class of olive cultivars other than the conventional California varietals. Bondolio then advanced to the next level of judging, the medium body EVOO Division. Bondolio won gold as Best of Division. The 3rd gold medal pushed Bondolio into the ultimate judging, Best of Show. Bondolio won gold as Best of Show in the California Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition. Only one Best of Show is awarded in each year’s competition. And Bondolio has achieved this honor twice. We are again honored and humbled by the results at the California State…