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Announcing the Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award and Open Nominations for Annual TWGGA Awards

by Press Release
January 14, 2020

Bunny Becker Women in Wine

The family of Mrs. Bunny Becker, the staff of Becker Vineyards and the Board of Directors of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association announce the Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award. This award is created through a generous gift made by the Becker family to honor women working in Texas enology and viticulture who embody the values and work ethic so important to Bunny.

The award recipient will be dedicated to quality in all that she does and shows tenacity when facing even the most daunting of challenges. She will model grace and courtesy while making her contribution to the Texas wine and grape industry.

To nominate someone for this award, please submit a letter of recommendation by January 31 to detailing the nominees involvement in and passion for the Texas wine and grape industry.

The Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award will be presented yearly at the Annual Conference of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. A $500 cash honorarium will accompany the award.

Please also submit nominations for the following awards to

T. V. Munson Award

Named after Thomas Volney Munson of Denison, this award recognizes exemplary contributions to Texas grape growing.

Louis F. Qualia Award

Honoring the founder of Val Verde Winery in Del Rio, this award recognizes a pioneering spirit in a Texas wine maker OR a grape grower.

John E. Crosby, Jr. Award

This award recognizes lifetime achievement in the Texas wine and grape industry.

Wine Press Award

Given to wine, food, travel and agriculture writers for outstanding coverage of the Texas wine industry. This category includes social media, blogs, and state commissions who promote the industry.

Frank Madla Award

For diligent and altruistic commitment to furthering the Texas Wine and Grape Industry through the legislature and government agencies.

For comprehensive lists of previous award winners, please visit the website.

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