Included in the Hall

of the world's best guide to AOVES

Flos Olei is the most recognized guide in the olive growing sector. It features the best EVOO producers at international level, carefully selected by a group of expert tasters, coordinated by the guide’s editor and food critic Marco Oreggia.

Each year these experts conduct tastings and choose the best oils in the world, awarding the winners different scores, with 100 being the highest score. After nine consecutive years leading the guide as the best in the world with our AOVES, with the highest recognition and leadership in production, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, in 2019 after achieving our Picual Family Reserve 100 out of 100 tasting points, we became part of the Hall of Fame of this prestigious guide.

Flos Olei, 100/100 Hall of Fame

Premios Flos olei
mario solinas award

The most important olive oil award in the world

Mario Solinas

In 2018 Castillo de Canena we were awarded with the most important official olive oil award at international level: the Mario Solinas award, organized by the International Olive Council. A recognition to the best quality in AOVES that received our Reserva Familiar Picual oil, being in first position in the category “Intense fruity” among 189 oils from different countries.

premio castillo de canena

The most prestigious award in the United States

Sofi Gold Award, Fancy Food Show

Every summer and winter New York opens the doors of the Fancy Food Show, an event where the most special gastronomic innovations in the world are presented and where the most prestigious food quality awards in the United States are given: the Sofi Awards. Our smoked arbequina Castillo de Canena al Humo de Roble is the only oil in the world that has been awarded with the Gold Sofi Award.


Food from Spain Award

We are privileged to have received the Food of Spain award five times:
  • Award for the Best Agricultural Production in 2009.
  • Award for Internationalization in 2012.
  • Award for Best Intense Fruity Oil in 2015.
  • Food of Spain Award in 2017.
  • Ecology Award in 2018.

Olive Japan Award 2017

Gold Medals

The Olive Japan competition is one of the most prestigious in the world, organized by the renowned EVOO Sommeliers Association, chaired by the respected sommelier Mr. Toshiya Tara. At Castillo de Canena we are very proud of our Primer Día de Cosecha Picual oil, awarded with the Premier Award, the highest recognition of the contest. In previous years we also received the Gold Medal for our Reserva Familiar Arbequina, Royal Temprano and Biodinámico Picual.


Germany's leading gourmet magazine


The number one gourmet magazine in Germany, the Feinschmecker, has positioned our Picual Biodynamic EVOO in the number one position in the category of medium fruity oil.