Within the International Olive Oil Competition in Latin America - Olivinus 2014 - held in August, Jóia do Sul, Lda, a microenterprise owned by a couple based in Albufeira- Algarve, was again distinguished by the quality it produces. In this contest the extra virgin olive oil "Herdade Jóia do Sul" was awarded a medal, "PRESTIGE GOLD" and received a mention to their packaging, thus recognizing the beauty of the exterior product, as well as the quality inherent in the product within. This Oliveoil has marked its presence as being medium mature and Fruity with a harmonious feeling of freshness at the end.
Note that this competition had the participation of 18 countries, and only 30% of the participants were awarded.
In respect of premiums assigned to three packaging companies in Portugal, Jóia do Sul, Lda was the smallest company to achieve such recognition. This appointment is very welcome, because one of the ideals that always accompanied this project is to produce high quality product either by itself or through the presentation of its packaging, which is handled manually and individually as a personalized "treasure".
In the year 2014, the Gourmet "Herdade Jóia do Sul" olive oil has received other accolades and prizes, including two gold medals in the Middle East and an honorable mention in Italy.
In total, the extra Virgin Oliveoil, already has 8 gold medals, collected since 2011, when beginning its participation in international contests of this speciality.
Result of a long-held dream, the Algarvian couple continues to deposit all their efforts in the agricultural activity. Outside their place of residence they found in Pereiras-Gare, Odemira Council the opportunity to fulfill their desire of planting an olivegrove and willingness to energize the interior increasingly left abandoned.
The Herdade Jóia do Sul took its first steps in the year 2006 and today has a presence in this parish with job creation, albeit temporary, at the time where the labor is most needed, ie, at the time of picking olives.