CENTRAL TEXAS, March 27, 2015 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine brought home eight gold, six silver and four bronze medals for Texas appellation wines at the prestigious 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards.

Presenting sponsor Texas Monthly also named nine “best in show” Texas wines from the competition, “representing Texas wine at the highest level.” Of these, four were Texas Fine Wine wines, including Bending Branch Winery Estate Tannat 2012, Brennan Vineyards Super Nero 2013, Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard 2012, and Pedernales Cellars Texas Viognier 2014.

“To have our wines compete and show so well at the TEXSOM competition, whose judges are some of the most experienced wine professionals in the country, further validates that Texas wines are well on their way to earning a place on the world wine stage,” says Fredrik Osterberg, president of Pedernales Cellars.

Mediterranean varieties continue to offer the best expression of Texas terroir, with Tempranillo, Tannat, Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano, Vermentino and Viognier winning top honors.

Here are the TEXSOM awards for the Texas Fine Wine wineries:
Pedernales Cellars
Gold: 2012 Tempranillo Reserve, 2012 Texas Tempranillo, 2014 Texas Viognier, and 2014 Texas Vermentino
Silver: 2013 GSM and 2013 Tempranillo Reserve

Duchman Family Winery
Gold: 2012 Vermentino, Bingham Family Vineyard and 2012 Montepulciano, Oswald Vineyard
Silver: 2011 Montepulciano and 2011 Aglianico, Oswald Vineyard
Bronze: 2012 Trebbiano, Bingham Family Vineyard

Brennan Vineyards
Gold: 2012 Super Nero, Nero d’Avola
Silver: 2012 Tempranillo
Bronze: 2013 Lily and NV W Winemaker’s Choice

Bending Branch Winery
Gold: 2012 Bending Branch Estate Tannat
Silver: 2012 Tannat, Texas High Plains
Bronze: 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards

Texas wines made up 215 of the more than 3,600 entries, bringing home 157 medals, including 23 gold.

Texas Fine Wine is a group of four distinctive wineries dedicated to producing high-quality wines sourced from Texas appellation vineyards. For more information, go to www.TexasFineWine.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.