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Texas Fine Wine Celebrates Award-Winning Wines

Wineries bring home top honors at prestigious competitions; Bending Branch Winery wins first-ever honor recognizing sustainable practices in both Texas grape growing and winemaking
by Press Release
December 09, 2019

Central Texas—Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards – the five wineries of Texas Fine Wine – have been awarded top honors at the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) and the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition (Rodeo Uncorked!).

The inaugural Texas Sustainable Winegrowing Competition, by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and Botanical Research Institute of Texas, awarded its Grand Champion honor to Bending Branch Winery and Tallent Vineyards for their sustainable grape growing and winemaking practices for the 2018 Tannat Rosé.

At the SFIWC, Duchman Family Winery’s Tempranillo received double gold honors and the Best Tempranillo award, its Aglianico won double gold and Best Other Italian Red award, and its Vermentino won gold; other gold medals went to Bending Branch Winery for its Texas Tannat, Brennan Vineyards for its Super Nero; and Spicewood Vineyards for its estate Tempranillo.

At Rodeo Uncorked!, double golds were awarded to Bending Branch Winery for its Tallent Vineyards Tannat and Brennan Vineyards for its Tempranillo. Golds went to Duchman Family Winery for its Tempranillo, Salt Lick Vineyards; Pedernales Cellars for its Tempranillo; and Spicewood Vineyards for its Sauvignon Blanc.

Bending Branch Winery
Double Gold, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion – 2016 Tannat, Tallent Vineyards, Texas Hill Country at Rodeo Uncorked!
Gold – 2017 Texas Tannat at SFIWC
Silver – 2016 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2016 Tannat, Tallent Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2018 Picpoul Blanc, Lost Pirogue Vineyard, Texas Hill Country at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2016 Petite Sirah, Newsom Vineyards, Texas High Plains at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Texas Tannat at Rodeo Uncorked!

Brennan Vineyards
Double Gold, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion – 2016 Tempranillo at Rodeo Uncorked!
Gold – 2017 Super Nero at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Lily at SFIWC
Silver – 2018 Roussanne, Texas High Plains at SFIWC
Silver – Winemaker’s Choice NV at SFIWC
Silver – 2016 Tempranillo at SFIWC
Silver and Reserve Texas Class Champion – 2017 Lily at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2018 Roussanne, Texas High Plains at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Viognier at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – Vol. 5 W Red at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Red at Rodeo Uncorked!

Duchman Family Winery
Double Gold and Best Tempranillo (97 points) – 2015 Tempranillo, Salt Lick Vineyards at SFIWC
Double Gold and Best Italian Red (96 points) – 2015 Aglianico, Oswald Vineyard at SFIWC
Gold – 2017 Vermentino, Bingham Family Vineyards at SFIWC
Gold – 2015 Tempranillo, Salt Lick Vineyards at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Roussanne, Oswald Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2018 Sangiovese, Reddy Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Dolcetto, Bingham Family Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2016 Montepulciano, Oswald Vineyards at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Vermentino, Bingham Family Vineyards, Orange Country at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2015 Aglianico, Oswald Vineyard at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – NV Progression 2 at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2018 Sangiovese, Reddy Vineyards, Texas High Plains at Rodeo Uncorked!

Pedernales Cellars
Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Reserve Texas Class Champion – 2017 Texas Tempranillo at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Tempranillo at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Viognier at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Mourvèdre at SFIWC
Silver – 2018 Diva at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 GSM Melange at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Viognier at Rodeo Uncorked!

Spicewood Vineyards
Gold – 2017 Tempranillo, Texas High Plains at SFIWC
Gold, Texas Class Champion – 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Texas Hill Country at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2016 Syrah, Escondido Valley at SFIWC
Silver – 2017 Cabernet Claret at SFIWC
Silver – 2018 Louisa, Texas High Plains at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver and Texas Class Champion – 2016 Syrah, Escondido Valley at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Cabernet Claret at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2016 Tandem at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2017 Tempranillo, Texas High Plains at Rodeo Uncorked!
Silver – 2016 Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country at Rodeo Uncorked!

Texas Fine Wine is an exclusive group of five highly respected wineries making quality, benchmark wines from Texas grapes. Texas Fine Wine invites wine enthusiasts to visit TexasFineWine.com for information about each winery, news announcements, and other materials including pairing guides and Texas wine tasting information.


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