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We're not in it for the awards.
But they sure are nice.

Turns out, we're not the only ones who think our extra virgin olive oil is the best in the world. Over the years, O-live has won numerous awards in various competitions in the olive oil category. Most recently, O-live received 97 points along with the Quality Prize award in 2016 Flos Olei, the world's most esteemed international olive oil competition.

Pick up a bottle and add some award-winning flavor to your next meal.


Olisur Factory Featured Among Other Amazing Factories From Around the World

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From Towergate Insurance – Click here to read the full article. Below is the portion about Olisur!

Olisur Olive Oil Factory – Marchigüe, VI Region, Chile

What’s fascinating about it: Firstly, it looks great! It may be concrete underneath but to fit in with the local landscape, the building is clad in a wood effect recycled type of concrete and glass. The architectural inspiration comes from other agricultural structures native to the Colchagua valley – a very striking look.

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O-Live & Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Introduces Organic and Limited Blends

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2015

Media Contact
Claudio Lovazzano A.
Av. Sta. María 2880, 4° Piso,
Providencia, Santiago – Chile.
(562) 2923 30 50
claudio.lovazzano@olisur.com

O-Live & Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Introduces Organic and Limited Blends

Santiago, Chile –Olisur, Chile’s leading olive oil producer, is announcing the launch of two new blends of O-Live & Co. extra virgin olive oil: Organic and Limited. Organic and Limited will be joining O-Live’s flagship Gold Medal Blend premium olive oil. Bottled on a private estate in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, O-Live blends contain less than 0.2% acidity, a level well below the 0.8% standard for extra virgin olive oil. An ideal growing climate, strict bottling standards, and a commitment to producing a premium product give O-Live a smooth, buttery taste that is great for a variety of uses.

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Olisur Extra Virgin Olive Oils Receive Non-GMO Project Verification

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1st, 2014

Media Contact
Claudio Lovazzano A.
Av. Sta. María 2880, 4° Piso,
Providencia, Santiago – Chile.
(562) 2923 30 50
claudio.lovazzano@olisur.com

Olisur Extra Virgin Olive Oils Receive Non-GMO Project Verification

Santiago, Chile –Olisur, Chile’s leading olive oil producer, has received Non-GMO Project Verification for O-live, Santiago, and Nova Oliva extra virgin olive oil. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, more than 70% of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their food – but over 80% of processed foods contain them. GMOs have not been properly tested for human safety and present a danger to people and the environment. Olisur’s Non-GMO Project Verification seal applied to the extra virgin olive oil products comes after careful evaluation and testing, and confirms the company’s commitment to producing the healthiest possible products.

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Time is Ripe for True Quality, Value in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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“Consumers can rest assured they’re getting the real deal with Olisur Extra Virgin Olive Oils,” said Jay Rosengarten, President of Olisur. “As always, they can expect more than is expected: guaranteed fresh flavor, quality ingredients, and impressive value.”

Founded in 2005, Olisur has become Chile’s leading olive oil producer. Unlike other olive oil producers, Olisur’s vertically integrated production process is 100% traceable. Olisur owns

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Breaking from Tradition: One Estate, Two-Hour Turnaround

Recognizing that one of the most critical factors in producing high-quality olive oil is the elapsed time between harvesting the olives and extracting their oil, Olisur follows a strict two-hour tree-to-press process to produce EVOOs with guaranteed-fresh flavor. This rapid turnaround is just one of Olisur’s breaks from tradition when it comes to olive oil production.

Old World olive oil producers in Spain and Italy often take olives to a communal press, sometimes in a location separate from the farm, to be pressed within 24 hours. Yet the longer fruit sits

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Modern Methods: High Density Planting & Machine Harvesting

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The Olisur estate is located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, where the microclimate mirrors Italy’s Mediterranean climate, and currently produces ten varieties of olives across 6,500 acres. Olisur’s olive trees are planted in eco-friendly high-density rows, allowing more trees to be grown per acre, and more olives to be harvested each season. While many Italian olive farms continue to rely on hand harvesting, Olisur’s olives are mechanically harvested at the peak of ripeness, minimizing handling and deterring oxidation. In recent years, some olive farms in Spain have begun shifting to this contemporary mechanical means of harvesting. Once harvested, Olisur’s olives don’t have to travel far to be pressed

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