You Just “Tannat” Argue with the Success of Texas Tannat: Bending Branch Winery Brings in Rodeo Gold

You Just “Tannat” Argue with the Success of Texas Tannat: Bending Branch Winery Brings in Gold Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas, has won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Uncorked!® International Wine Competition. This accolade brings with it the signature saddle award for…

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Haak Vineyards Brings in Old World Gold & Silver with New World Madeira

Haak Vineyards Brings in Old World Gold & Silver with New World Madeira Haak Vineyards & Winery announced today that it was awarded a Gold and two Silver Medals by the largest international wine competition in the world with over 12,000 entries competing.  The AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013…

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Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging

Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Austin County Fair held their 2013 Non-commercial Wine Show and Judging at the Austin County Fairgrounds – Turnverein Building, in Bellville, Texas. The event was coordinated by the Austin County Grape Growers Committee. In…

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It’s the Right Time for Texas Roussanne

It’s the Right Time for Texas Roussanne Several years ago, in 2010, I experienced what I referred to back then as the breakout year for Texas Tempranillo. Texas wineries went from offering maybe only four or five Tempranillo wines statewide the previous year to over 30 Tempranillo wines and blends…

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Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo Receives UC Davis Winemaking Certificate

News: Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo Receives UC Davis Winemaking Certificate The credentials and winemaking accolades of Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, son of Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo and heir-apparent at Messina Hof Winery, continue to grow. As reported in a recent Messina Hof Winery Newsletter, Paul Mitchell has just received a Winemaking…

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Pedernales Cellars Wins Prestigious Grand Gold in its First-Ever French Wine Competition

Pedernales Cellars Wins Prestigious Grand Gold in its First-Ever French Wine Competition Pedernales Cellars announced recently that its 2012 Viognier Reserve won the prestigious Grand Gold award – the French version of the Double Gold at American wine competitions – at the 2013 Concours International des Vins à Lyon (Lyon…

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Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where?

Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where? You haven’t heard of this award winning Texas winery either? I will admit that my knowledge of Eden Hill Vineyard started once I got the just released gold medal results from this year’s Dallas Morning…

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Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too

Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too For the past several years now, come mid-February, the best ticket in H-town has proven to be the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s, Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition. This year’s event was equal to that billing.…

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VintageTexas Top Ten Texas Wines of 2012 – Red Wines

VintageTexas Top Ten Texas Wines of 2012 – Red Wines Moving on from yesterday’s posting of the contingent of five white wines in my 2012 VintageTexas Top Ten Wines (Click here), it’s time to present the red wines that topped my scale this year. I mentioned previously that the selection…

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Texas Wineries Win Top Awards in the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition

Texas Wineries Win Top Awards in the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition The 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Champions are: Grand Champion Best of Show – Alexander Valley Vineyards CYRUS, Alexander Valley, 2008 Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show – Williams Selyem…

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