canary gold, produced by Rita Hernandez in Gran Canaria, He won a gold medal and the distinction of Best Picture and Presentation. And Oleoteide, Cooperative Society Cumbres de Abona (Tenerife), He has been awarded a gold medal and, The canary Olivo, Canary Factory Buildings (Gran Canaria), receives a Silver.
“Teguerey Arbequina”, produced by Luis Hernandez in Fuerteventura, It has been named Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Canarias, en el Concurso I Oficial Agrocanarias, organized by the Canarian Government and the Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria to choose the best productions of the archipelago campaign 2015-2016.
Under this brand owner produces two varieties of oil olive, Picual y Arbequina, you get from the more than 2.000 olive trees are there in their exploitation, about 85.000 meters long and located in Tuineje.
Their products, which produces in its own mill, They can be purchased at airport shops Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura; in outlets insular Cabildo, gourmet establishments in the islands and on their own farm, which it offers guided tours where shown and explained to visitors the cultivation and processing system of this production.
Luis Hernandez was very pleased by this award, he declared, "It is a recognition of the quality of the product and the daily effort and encourages us to move forward".
In the event, held in Agüimes, They are involving a total of 13 Nine oils from the islands of Gran Canaria, three of Fuerteventura and Tenerife- which they were assessed by a tasting panel consisting of eleven expert tasters, following the system of blind tasting, i.e., without knowing what productions are judging.
In recent years there has been a boom of olive growing not only in Gran Canaria, but also in other islands like Tenerife, Fuerteventura or Lanzarote, despite having less tradition and culture olivarera.
In all the islands it has considerably increased the area devoted to this crop and now produce extra virgin olive oil 18 oil mills, 9 in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura five and four in Tenerife. The Canary Islands had registered a 300 hectares devoted to this crop, producing from 2 and 3 million kilos of olives.