CENTRAL TEXAS, March 26, 2014 – Texas Fine Wine wineries   Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards,  Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars – won 13 gold and silver medals at the 2014 Dallas Morning News-TEXSOM International Wine Competition.  Considered one of the top competitions in the industry and one of the largest outside of California, the Dallas Morning News-TEXSOM Competition received 2, 729 wines from 27 states and 20 foreign countries.

                Competition judges awarded Texas wines 11 gold medals in this year’s competition, with four of those being earned by members of the Texas Fine Wine group.

                Gold medals were awarded to these Texas Fine Wine wineries:

Bending Branch Winery

 2011 Texas Tannat

Brennan Vineyards

2011 Tempranillo

Duchman Family Winery

2011 Sangiovese, Reddy Vineyard

2011 Sangiovese, Martin Vineyard

                Silver medals were awarded to these Texas Fine Wine wineries:

Bending Branch Winery

2010 Texas Tannat

 Brennan Vineyard

 2012 Lily

Duchman Family Winery

2011 Montepulciano

2011 Tempranillo, Bayer Family Vineyard

2011 Sangiovese, Limestone Terrace

2012 Vermentino, Bingham Family Vineyard

 Pedernales Cellars

 2010 High Plains Tempranillo

 2011 Kulken Vineyards Reserve Tempranillo

2012 Tempranillo Reserve

 The Dallas Morning News-TEXSOM International Wine Competition had more than 55 judges comprised of wine critics, distributors, importers, and sommeliers, including 13 Master Sommeliers and seven Masters of Wine.      

                Texas Fine Wine is a privately funded marketing initiative representing four of Texas’ most distinguished wineries –  Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars. The four member wineries are dedicated to producing world-class wines sourced from Texas appellation vineyards.  Texas Fine Wine members have competed in some of the most prestigious national and international wine competitions, raising the bar for Texas wine by consistently earning medals and accolades.  In addition to those awards, the member wineries have developed stellar reputations for their guest service, wine clubs and special events.

For more information about Texas Fine Wine, go to TexasFineWine.com and follow the group on Facebook and Twitter.