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May 7, 2013 | 1:00 PM

This just in from the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association:

Only four U.S. wineries - all from the Texas Hill Country - sent wines to the 2013 Competition of International Wines in Lyon, France. In order to give identity to the Texas style of wines, the emphasis was put on white wines coming from the Rhone using the Viognier grape.

Congratulations to the winners who proudly represented Texas in the competition:
Pedernales Cellars 2012 Viognier - Grand Gold
Becker Vineyards 2012 Viognier - Silver Medal
Flat Creek Estate 2012 Viognier - Bronze Medal

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