Brist Quality

Food Pairings

See our sensory profiles for each oil and suggested food pairings.

Analyses

To assess the technical quality of our oils, see our EU certified chemical analyses.

Awards

See our full list of local, regional, national and international awards.

Gold One Leaf

BRIST QUALITY

There are many things that make up a quality product and the experience of learning about it. Below you will find much information about our oils such as, organoleptic profiles, suggested food pairings, chemical analyses, and our extensive list of awards. However the most important thing to us is your feedback, our guests, customers and partners, whom we value very much. So below we will start with the feedback on the Brist experience and then go onto our range of extra virgin olive oils.

REVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Highlight of the vacation

We learned a lot about olive oil and had a wonderful day in the shop and on the tour with Paul and his family! It was definitely a highlight of our vacation. You seldom see such a passion for a product and you can feel it immediately when trying it and in the atmosphere. No other olive oil comes into our house!

Thanks Paul and family!!!

5/5

As a family we love sharing our passion for high quality extra virgin olive oil, ethically locally produced food and why these things mean so much to us. It is our great pleasure to share with you, your family or group as much knowledge and insight as we possibly can. We are deeply appreciative of the positive feedback we have received to date and hope that your experience with us will be equally positive, educational and fun.

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Brist Cert of Excellence

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FOOD PAIRINGS & SENSORY ANALYSES

CHEMICAL ANALYSES

AWARDS

Brist are proud to have been named every year since its beginning in the internationally respected world guide book on extra virgin olive oils – Flos Olei. We also received two “World top 20” awards in 2019 & 2020 and most recently a gold in the prestigious New York olive oil competition in 2020. Come, do a free tasting with us in Vodnjan or visit our grove and learn why this region is so special for olive oil. Silvano was also awarded recenetly with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to olive growing and oil production.

QUALITATIVE GRADING

In most top national and international competitions an oil will be given a grade of quality. Any oil receiving more than 90/100 points is usually considered to be a gold medal oil and of the very highest quality. Silver medal oils are usually those graded over 80/100 and, depending on the event, would generally be considered a high quality oil.

Standard Competition Grading

Minimum Silver Medal Standard
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Minimum Gold Medal Standard
90%
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Noćnjak Results - Harvest 2019

Delicato
97.9%
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Sta Margherita
92.5%
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Intenso
94.5%
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Oleum
93.5%
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Exclusive Selection
94.5%
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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

World's Top 20
Champion Awards
International Awards
Gold Medals
All Awards

2020 EVOOLEUM Top 100 World Olive Oil Guide

 World Top 20 Award – Brist Premium Delicato

2020 International Olive Oil Competition (New York)

Gold Award – Brist Exclusive Selection

“Official index of the world’s best olive oils for 2018”

Noćnjak 2020 – Zadar (Croatia)

„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“

Lifetime service to olive oil award for Silvano Puhar

5 Gold medals for BRIST oils:
PREMIUM Delicato 97,9/100 (Gold medal)
PREMIUM Sta Margherita 92,5/100 (Gold medal)
PREMIUM Intenso 94,5/100 (Gold medal)
Exclusive Selection 94,5/100 (Gold medal)
BRIST Oleum 93,5/100 (Gold medal)
 

 

 

FLOS OLEI 2020

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

2019 EVOOLEUM Top 100 World Olive Oil Guide

World Top 20 Award – Brist Premium Sta Margherita

 

2019 International Olive Oil Competition (New York)

Silver Award – Brist Exclusive Selection
“Official index of the world’s best olive oils for 2019”

 

AIPO D’ARGENTO 2019 – Verona (Italy)

Exclusive Selection – EVOO Top Winners (Gold medal)
Exclusive Selection – INTERNAZIONALE (Gold medal)

 

Noćnjak 2019 – Neum (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“

5 Gold medals for BRIST oils:
PREMIUM Delicato 94,4/100 (Gold medal)
PREMIUM Sta Margherita 98,3/100 (Gold medal)
PREMIUM Intenso 98,8/100 (Gold medal & best blend)
Exclusive Selection 93,4/100 (Gold medal)
BRIST Oleum 94,8/100 (Gold medal)

 

FLOS OLEI 2019

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

2018 International Olive Oil Competition (New York)

Gold Award – Brist Exclusive Selection

“Official index of the world’s best olive oils for 2018”

 

Noćnjak 2018 – Vodice, Dalmatia (Croatia)

„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“

5 Gold medals for BRIST oils:

PREMIUM Delicato 98,1/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita 97,5/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso 98,1/100 (Gold medal)

Exclusive Selection 98,7/100 (Gold medal)

BRIST Oleum 97,5/100 (Gold medal)

 

FLOS OLEI 2018

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

 

FLOS OLEI 2017

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

AIPO D’ARGENTO 2016 – Verona (Italy)

Certificato di Merito, 2nd place general classification – BRIST d.o.o.

 

ZHAW 2016 – Zurich (Switzerland)

Bronze Medal – BRIST Exclusive Selection

 

Noćnjak 2016 – Otok Brač, Dalmatia (Croatia)

„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“

5 Gold medals for BRIST oils:

PREMIUM Delicato 98,5/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita 94,5/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso 98,0/100 (Gold medal)

Exclusive Selection 97,5/100 (Gold medal)

BRIST Oleum 98,7/100 (Gold medal)

 

Oleum Olivarum 2016 – Krasica, Istria (Croatia)

Champion (1st place general classification) – Brist Olive Exclusive Selection

Exclusive Selection (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso (Gold medal)

 

Festival Zlate Olične Vejice 2016 – Krasica, Istria (Croatia)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita (Gold award)

 

 

FLOS OLEI 2016

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

AIPO 2015 – Verona (Italy)

Diploma di Gran Menzione – BRIST Exclusive Selection

 

Noćnjak 2015 – Trogir, Dalmatia (Croatia)

(„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“)

5 Gold medals for BRIST oils:

Special Blend 96,7/100 (Gold Medal & Champion)

PREMIUM Delicato 90,0/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita 94,4/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso 98,0/100 (Gold medal)

Exclusive Selection 95,2/100 (Gold medal)

BRIST Oleum 88,5/100 (Silver medal)

 

Oleum Olivarum 2015 – Krasica, Istria (Croatia)

Champion (1st place general classification) – Brist Olive

PREMIUM Delicato (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso (Gold medal)

FLOS OLEI 2015

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

AIPO 2014 – Verona (Italy)

Diploma di Gran Menzione (medium category) BRIST PREMIUM Sta Margherita

Diploma di Gran Menzione (intense category) BRIST PREMIUM Intenso

 

Noćnjak 2014 – Zadar, Dalmatia (Croatia)

(„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“)

3 Gold medals for BRIST oils:

Champion “Medium Intensity” category Exclusive Selection 98,9/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Sta Margherita 97,2/100 (Gold medal)

PREMIUM Intenso 97,0/100 (Gold medal)

3rd place overall for packaging Brist Olive

FLOS OLEI 2014

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

AIPO D’ARGENTO 2013 – Verona (Italy)

Champion „medium fruity“ olive oil category – BRIST Sta Margherita

 

Noćnjak 2013 – Tučepi, Dalmatia (Croatia)

(„International manifestation of olive oil producers of the Mediterranean“)

Gold medal for BRIST Seline

Gold medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

Gold medal for BRIST Gorlato

FLOS OLEI 2013

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

Noćnjak 2012 – Korčula, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Gold medal in the category of “Vodnjanska buža” oil for BRIST Sta Margherita

 

Maslina 2012 – Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Gold plaque for “Vodnjanska buža” for BRIST Sta Margherita

Silver plaque for the packaging design for BRIST Olive

FLOS OLEI 2012

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

Noćnjak 2011 – Vodice, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Champion of quality for extra virgin olive oil for BRIST Olive

Special recognition to the oil mill San Lorenzo Olive, which processed the champion extra virgin olive oil

 

Maslina 2011 – Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Champion for products of olive fruit and oil for BRIST Olive

Special recognition – “the golden olive”, for BRIST Olive for contribution to olive growing

Gold medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

Golden plaque for package design for BRIST Olive

Plaque for top twenty extra virgin olive oils

 

17th Festival of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2011, Vodnjan (Croatia)

Silver medal for San Lorenzo Olive

Bronze medal OPG Puhar Silvano

FLOS OLEI 2011

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

16th Festival of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2010, Vodnjan (Croatia)

Silver medal for San Lorenzo Olive

Bronze medal OPG Puhar Silvano

 

6th Exhibition of Olive Oils 2010, Kaštelir (Croatia)

Silver medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

FLOS OLEI 2010

World Top 500 Olive Oil Guide Book

 

Noćnjak 2009 – Mlini, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Joint champion for BRIST Seline

Gold medal for package design for BRIST Olive

 

Maslina 2009 – Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)

Gold plaque for the best “Vodnjanska buža” oil for BRIST Sta Margherita

Gold plaque for package and label design BRIST Olive

Plaque for top twenty extra virgin olive oils

 

15th Festival of extra virgin olive oil 2009, Vodnjan (Croatia)

Gold medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

 

Oleum Olivarum 2009 – Krasica, Istria (Croatia)

Gold medal for quality BRIST Olive

 

Zlata oljčna vejica 2009 – Šmarje (Slovenia)

Gold medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

 

Vinistra 2009 – Poreč, Istria (Croatia)

Gold medal for BRIST Sta Margherita

13th international expo of quality olive oil 2008 – Tar, Istria (Croatia)

Gold medal for BRIST Olive

 

Noćnjak 2008 – Primošten (Croatia)

Champion – BRIST Gorlato

 

Zlata Oljčna Vejica 2008 – Škofije (Slovenia)

Champion – BRIST Sta Margherita

 

Zlata Oljčna Vejica 2008 – Šmarje (Slovenia)

Gold medal for BRIST Olive

 

3rd Festival of extra virgin olive oils 2008 – Medulin (Croatia)

Gold medal for BRIST Olive

Zlata oljčna vejica 2007 – Nova Vas (Slovenia)

Gold medal for BRIST Olive

V. smotra maslinovog ulja zaposlenika DP Elektroistre 2006 – Poreč (Croatia)

Champion – Gold medal Silvano Puhar