TEXAS FINE WINES BRING HOME THE GOLD

Bending Branch Winery Wins Top Texas Winery at Houston Rodeo Uncorked! Competition

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, Feb. 1, 2018 – With an eye on making quality wines from Texas grapes that can stand up to international counterparts, the five wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to win awards at some of the top wine competitions. Bending Branch Winery won its second coveted saddle, this one for Top Texas Winery from this year’s Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.

Below are some of the recent awards won by Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards.

Bending Branch Winery

  • 2014 Estate Souzão, Bending Branch Estate Vineyard – Selected for “Best Wines I Tasted in 2017” by Elin McCoy, Bloomberg wine columnist
  • NV Branch Texas Red – Double Gold, Reserve and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2014 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards – Double Gold and Top Texas Red, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; Double Gold, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition; Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; and Silver and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2014 Texas Tannat – Double Gold, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2013 Estate Tannat (CM), Bending Branch Estate Vineyard – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2014 Mourvèdre, Reddy Vineyards – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; and Silver, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition; and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!

Brennan Vineyards

  • 2015 Super Nero – Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2016 Lily Roussanne – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Buffalo Roam Red – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Silver and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Mourvèdre Dry Rosé – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Texas Dry Rosé – Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
  • 2015 Reserve Viognier – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Tempranillo – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • NV Winemaker’s Choice – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! and Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Duchman Family Winery

  • 2016 Vermentino — Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2014 Aglianico – Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2014 Montepulciano, Oswald Vineyards – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2016 Trebbiano, Bingham Family Wineyards – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • NV Canto Felice Red – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • NV Canto Felice White – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • NV Grape Growers Blend – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!

 Pedernales Cellars

  • 2016 Texas Viognier Reserve – Double Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Texas Viognier – Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Silver and Reserve Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Texas Tempranillo Reserve – Gold, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Valhalla – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2016 Texas Tempranillo – Silver, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Texas Mélange GSM – Silver and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!

Spicewood Vineyards

  • 2016 Mourvèdre Rosé – Gold, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc – Silver and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!; Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; and Silver, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2015 The Independence Red – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Viognier – Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!; Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; and Silver, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2015 Tempranillo, Texas High Plains – Silver, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2014 The Good Guy – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; and Silver, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2016 Louisa Vermentino – Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2014 Founders Blend – Silver, 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

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