Based on the observation that olive growing and its products are complementary of winegrowing and winemaking, the Union des Œnologues de France (French Union of Œnologists) in close cooperation with the Centre Technique de l’Olivier (Technical Centre for Olive Growing - AFIDOL), have organized for several years an international olive competition : Les Olivalies® aiming at rewarding the best olive oils in the world in each category ( green fruity, ripe fruity, black fruity).
Gold Olivalies® medals and Silver Olivalies® medals permit to distinguish the best high-quality products.