TEXAS FINE WINE WINERIES WIN BIG AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS

Five stellar wineries recognized for consistent quality, expression of wines

CENTRAL TEXAS, January 25, 2016 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to shine at international wine competitions, bringing home gold medals, while also making Texas Monthly’s Best Texas Wines of 2015. 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. Texas Fine Wine includes Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards.

Pedernales Cellars won Top Texas Wine for its 2014 Texas Viognier at the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition and will receive the coveted award saddle at Rodeo Uncorked! on February 21 at the Houston Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition. This is the second award saddle won by the winery; Pedernales won Top Texas Wine also in 2013 for its 2012 vintage of the Texas Viognier. Bending Branch Winery won a saddle in 2014 for its 2011 Estate Tannat CM and Brennan Vineyards in 2008 for its 2005 Viognier.

Texas Fine Wine was also well represented in the Best Texas Wines of 2015 by Texas Monthly – including 4.0 Cellars by Brennan Vineyards 2013 Mourvèdre, Brennan Vineyards 2013 Tempranillo Reserve, Duchman Family Winery Grape Grower’s Blend, Duchman Family Winery 2012 Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard, and Spicewood Vineyards Mourvèdre Rosé.

Here are recent awards received by the Texas Fine Wine wineries since the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Competition.

Bending Branch Winery
• Gold and Texas Class Champion – 2014 Comfortage (Roussanne) at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Tempranillo at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Tempranillo at the 2015 Lone Star International Wine Competition
• Texas Class Champion – 2014 Texas Tannat at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Texas Class Champion – 2012 Estate Cuvée at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Texas Reserve Class Champion – 2012 Malbec at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Gold and Top of Class – 2014 Comfortage (Roussanne) at the 2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
• Top Texas Winery – San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards 2015

Brennan Vineyards
• Gold – 2014 Lily at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• Double Gold – 2014 Mourvèdre Dry Rosé at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
• Double Gold – 2013 Texas Tempranillo at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
• Double Gold and Chairman’s Award – 2014 Mourvèdre Dry Rosé at the 2015 Riverside International Wine Competition
• Double Gold – 2013 Lily at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
• Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion and Texas Class Champion – 2012 Super Nero, Comanche County at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion and Texas Reserve Class Champion – 2013 Tempranillo Reserve at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Double Gold, Class Champion and Texas Class Champion – 2013 Tempranillo at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Texas Monthly Best Texas Wines of 2015 – 2013 Mourvèdre
• Texas Monthly Best Texas Wines of 2015 –2013 Tempranillo Reserve

Duchman Family Winery
• Texas Monthly Best Texas Wines of 2015 –Grape Grower’s Blend
• Texas Monthly Best Texas Wines of 2015 –2012 Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard

Pedernales Cellars
• Top Texas Wine – 2014 Texas Viognier at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Texas Reserve Class Champion – 2014 Viognier Reserve at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2014 Texas Viognier Reserve at the 2015 Long Beach Grand Cru Competition
• Gold and Top of Class – 2013 Texas Tempranillo Reserve at the 2016 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition
• Gold and Best of Varietal – 2013 Texas Tempranillo at Lone Star International Wine Competition

Spicewood Vineyards
• Gold – 2014 Estate Chardonnay at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• Gold – 2014 Tempranillo Rosé at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• Gold – 2014 Viognier at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• Texas Class Champion – 2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
• Texas Monthly Best Texas Wines of 2015 – Mourvèdre Rosé
• Gold – 2012 Estate Tempranillo at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Estate Tempranillo at the 2015 Concours De Lyon International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Estate Tempranillo at the 2014 Dallas Morning News & TEXSOM International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Tenny Wren (Tempranillo Blend) at the 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition
• Gold – 2013 Roussanne at the 2015 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition
• Gold – 2012 Tempranillo Rosé at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• Gold – 2012 Tempranillo Rosé at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

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