Greek Australian owner of ‘Fedra Olive Grove’ wins 2020 Athena International Olive Oil Competition

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Fedra Olive Grove, one of Australia’s highest quality olive oil groves, recently announced their victory in the prestigious 2020 Athena International Olive Oil Competition.

The annual Athena International Olive Oil Competition is designed to promote high-quality extra virgin olive oil in Greece and internationally, and to help consumers pick the best olive oils in the world thanks to the quality certification provided by the ‘Athena’ seal to award-winning bottles. 

Speaking to The Greek Herald, owner of ‘Fedra Olive Grove’ Jeff Konstantinou says he’s proud to add another prestigious award to the company’s collection.

‘Fedra Olive Grove’ owner Jeff Konstantinou. Photo: Supplied

“It’s the passion you have for the olives,” Konstantinou says to The Greek Herald.

“In 2009 we became the Australian olive grove of the year, and I think that’s what kicked off our success.”

The NSW-based olive grove won double gold for their Jeff’s Blend oil and gold for Fedra oil products, bringing their total number of international and national awards to 39 for 2019-2020.

“Awards are like a passion-payment… and I’m humble that Greece has recognised us with this award,” Konstantinou adds.

Other awards earned this year includes Gold at the Australian International Olive Awards, RASV Australian Food Awards, Perth Royal Show, Royal Adelaide Show, Hunter Valley Show, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the international Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere (Osaka Japan) Competition.

“We are so humbled to be recognised as a leader of quality olive oil production in Australia and internationally, especially the recognition from Greece – the mother of olive oil, “ Konstantinou said.

“The award is wonderful recognition for our hard work and determination of our team. It is also a great nod to the Australian harvests.”

Fedra Olive Grove is located in Collector, NSW, yet distribute their products as an online wholesaler HERE. Visitors are still welcome though to stroll amongst the olive trees and take in the vista from the comfort of ‘Kiki’s in the Grove’ cafe.

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