TEXAS FINE WINE ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNING WINES INCLUDING “BEST OF CLASS” AND FOUR GOLDS AT THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

Kicking off 2017 with a celebration toast, Texas Fine Wine announces big wins at 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, with Brennan Vineyards winning Best of Class for its 2015 Reserve Viognier, and Brennan along with Duchman Family Winery and Spicewood Vineyards also bringing home gold.

Brennan received gold awards for its 2015 Roussanne and its 2014 Texas Tempranillo, Duchman for its 2015 Texas High Plains Vermentino, and Spicewood Vineyards for its 2014 Texas Hill Country Tempranillo. Together, the five wineries of Texas Fine Wine received 30 medals in the San Francisco Chronicle competition.

Texas topped all states except California with “Best of Class” awards for seven Texas appellation wines.

“This year, Texas wineries won more medals–including some of the top awards in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition–than ever before,” said Bob Fraser, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition executive director.  “It is not surprising to me, as I recently visited the Texas Wine Country and was completely impressed with the quality of their wines.”

Pedernales Cellars received Top Texas Wine and the coveted Rodeo saddle award – for the third time – from the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for its 2014 High Plains Tempranillo.  Duchman received a double gold for its Viognier and Spicewood received gold for its 2015 Tempranillo Rosé.

Texas Fine Wine includes Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Brennan Vineyards in Comanche, Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall and Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood. Below is a list of awards won by the Texas Fine Wine group:

Bending Branch Winery

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver – 2015 Viognier

2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Silver, Texas Reserve Class Champion – NV Branch Texas Red
  • Silver, Texas Class Champion – 2013 Texas Tannat®, High Plains
  • Silver, Texas Reserve Class Champion – NV Branch Texas White

2016 Beverage Dynamics Five-Stars Award

  • 94 – 2012 Tannat
  • 92 – 2012 Tempranillo
  • 92 – 2015 Comfortage

Brennan Vineyards

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Best of Class – 2015 Reserve Viognier
  • Gold – 2015 Roussanne
  • Gold – 2014 Tempranillo
  • Silver – NV Winemakers Choice
  • Silver – 2015 Reserve Lily
  • Silver – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion and Texas Reserve Class Champion – 2012 Super Nero and
  • Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion and Texas Reserve Class Champion — 2013 Tempranillo
  • Silver, Texas Class Champion – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2015 Roussanne

2016 Beverage Dynamics Five-Stars Award

  • 94 – 2015 Roussane
  • 93 – 2015 Viognier
  • 93 – 2014 Tempranillo

2016 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

  • Gold – 2013 Tempranillo

Duchman Family Winery

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2015 Vermentino
  • Silver — 2015 Viognier
  • Silver – 2015 Trebbiano
  • Silver – 2012 Aglianico

2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Double Gold – 2015 Viognier

2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition

  • Grand Star Best of Show – 2012 Aglianico

Pedernales Cellars

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver – 2015 Texas Viognier
  • Silver – 2014 Texas Tempranillo
  • Silver – 2014 Texas High Plains Tempranillo

2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Top Texas Wine, Double Gold, Class Champion and Texas Class Champion – 2014 High Plains Tempranillo
  • Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion and Texas Reserve Class Champion – 2014 Tempranillo Reserve
  • Gold – 2015 Viognier Reserve

2017 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Double Gold – 2015 Texas Viognier
  • Gold – 2014 High Plains Tempranillo

2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2014 Texas Tempranillo
  • Gold – 2014 GSM

2016 Jefferson Cup Invitation Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2014 High Plains Tempranillo

2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

  • Double Gold – 2014 Tempranillo Reserve

Spicewood Vineyards

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2014 Texas Hill Country Tempranillo
  • Silver – 2015 Texas High Plains Sauvignon Blanc
  • Silver – 2015 Texas Hill Country Sauvignon Blanc
  • Silver – 2015 Tempranillo Rosé
  • Silver — 2014 Texas High Plains Tempranillo.

2017 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2015 Tempranillo Rosé
  • Silver – Texas Class Champion – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Hill Country
  • Silver – Texas Class Champion – 2015 Mourvèdre

2016 Jefferson Cup Invitation Wine Competition

  • Double Gold – 2015 Cabernet Claret

2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2017 Texas High Plains Tempranillo

2016 Finger Lakes Wine Competition

  • Gold – 2014 High Plains Tempranillo

Texas Fine Wine is a group of five distinctive wineries dedicated to making quality wines from Texas appellation vineyards and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry.  For more information, go to TexasFineWine.com, and follow Texas Fine Wine on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.