Tuineje consolidates as an olive grower municipality benchmark in The Canary Islands
Last December 14th, the prizes of the fifth edition of the contest of Extra Virgin Olive Oil were awarded, organized by the Council of Tenerife, whrere two oils from Fuerteventura were winners, both of them from Tuineje.
The oil from La Gayria, produced by Doramas Santana – verdial monovarietal – wins the first prize in the Canary Islands in the Extra Virgin category, with the “Gran Oliva de Oro” prize to the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The oil from Teguerey, by Luiz Hernándesz – a blending of “arbequina”, “hojiblanca” and “picual” olive varieties – gets the “Oliva de Oro” prize in the same category.
A Competition where the best olive oils in the Canary Islands gather and where two of the first prizes go for these two products from Fuerteventura, distinguishing this municipality of Tuineje as a benchmark in The Canary Islands regarding extra virgin olive oil.
The oil by Luis Hernández has already managed to get the best extra virgin olive oil in the Canary Islands for four times, but this edition, his neighbour from Tiscamanita, Doramas Santana, has overcome him with his oil from La Gayria.
The olive tree plantation in Fuerteventura is a novelty, but the good weather and the effort by producers have managed to make our olive oils be among the best ones in the Canary Islands, though producers keep claiming agricultural water to palliate the draught and watering scarcity.