Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2012 International Wine Competition Results

Update: The 2013 International Wine Competition has just been judged and results announced.

The results are in for the 2012 International Wine Competition from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. A qualified panel of expert judges spends hours tasting an array of wines to unearth the winners in categories ranging from Top Texas Wine to Top All Around Winery.

For the 2012 competition, 2,454 wines from 736 wineries were judged, all vying for the prestigious title of Grand Champion Best of Show. The Champion for Top Texas Wine was the 2004 Messina Hof Solera, a sherry.

To help navigate through the long list, here are the medal-winning wines from Texas wineries. For your information, not every wine entered into the competition got a medal.

Winery and Name Class Medal
Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Newsom Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($30.01 – $48) Silver
Becker Vineyards Claret, Texas, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage ($30 and under Bronze
Becker Vineyards Grenache Reserve, Texas, 2010 Grenache and other Grenache-based red blends ($19 and under) Gold
Becker Vineyards Pinot Grigio, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio aged all or part in barrels Silver
Becker Vineyards Raven, Texas Hill Country, 2009 Petite Verdot Silver
Becker Vineyards Reserve Canada Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas High Plains, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($30.01 – $48) Silver
Becker Vineyards Roussanne Reserve, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Bronze
Becker Vineyards Zinfandel, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Zinfandel (Over $17 ) Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Aggie Blush, American, NV White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Crimson, American, NV Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Port Reserve, American, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyards Cielo, United States, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Silver
Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyards Syrah, Lodi, 2008 Syrah or Shiraz (Over $20) Silver
Braman Winery Braman Legacy Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2009 Chardonnay all/part in barrels (Over $21) Bronze
Braman Winery Braman Legacy Merlot, Napa Valley, 2009 Merlot ( Over $20) Silver
Braman Winery Sparkles Mimosa, New Mexico, NV Sparkling-flavored Bronze
Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ( $15.01 – $20 ) Bronze
Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ( $15.01 – $20 ) Bronze
Brennan Vineyards Three White Chicks, Texas, 2010 Other Dry Whites Silver
Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Texas, 2010 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Caldwell Family Winery & Vineyards Eaglefire Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($30.01 – $48) Gold
Caldwell Family Winery & Vineyards Eaglefire Reserve Blend, Napa Valley, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage ($30 and under ) Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Blush Royale, Texas High Plains, 2010 White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Roussanne, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Sweet Moscato Royale, American, 2010 Muscat-Sweet Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Sweet Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2010 Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
Cap*Rock Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Circle S Vineyards Barbera, Texas, 2009 Barbera Bronze
Cork This! Boot Leg Red, American, NV New World Pinot Noir ( $15.01-$23) Silver
Cork This! Rich Urban Biker, American, NV Merlot ($12.01 – $20) Bronze
Cork This! Staycation, American, NV Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
Crump Valley Vineyards Belle, Texas, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
Crump Valley Vineyards Vin d la vigne, Texas, 2010 Chenin Blanc Demi Sec and Moelleux (inc Loire, 1.2-4.49% Bronze
D’ Vine Wine Of Kemah Texas Ocean Blue Crush, American, NV Flavored Wines (excluding Chocolate) Bronze
D’ Vine Wine Of Kemah Texas Red Zin, American, 2011 Zinfandel (Over $17 ) Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Alamo Red, American, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage ($30 and under ) Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Armadillo Red, American, NV Other Red Wines Bronze
Driftwood Estate Winery Dry Rose’, Texas Hill Country, 2010 White Zin and Dry Rose (RS 1% or less) Bronze
Driftwood Estate Winery Lone Star Cab, American, NV Cabernet Sauvignon ( $15.01 – $20 ) Bronze
Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red, American, NV Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Bronze
Driftwood Estate Winery Portejas, American, 2007 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Sangiovese, American, NV New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
Driftwood Estate Winery Syrah, American, NV Syrah or Shiraz (Over $20) Silver
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards White Black Spanish, American, NV White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Bronze
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Petite Verdot, 2010 Petite Verdot Silver
Duchman Family Winery Bianco, Texas, 2009 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Duchman Family Winery Dolcetto, Texas, 2009 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano, Texas, 2009 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Fall Creek Vineyards Meritus, Texas, 2006 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (Over $30 ) Double Gold
Georgetown Winery Amarone, Milam County, Texas, NV Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Georgetown Winery Cabernet Franc, Texas/California, 2008 Cabernet Franc Silver
Georgetown Winery Capitol Red, California, NV Nebbiolo (includes Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, etc…) Bronze
Georgetown Winery Holiday Edition, Texas, NV Fruit Wines Bronze
Georgetown Winery Jubilee Reserve, Texas, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Georgetown Winery Lone Star Frost, Canada, NV Riesling – Very Sweet Silver
Georgetown Winery Pinot Noir, California, NV New World Pinot Noir ( $15.01-$23) Silver
Georgetown Winery Tempranillo, Texas, NV New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Georgetown Winery Texas Reserve, Texas, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Grape Creek Vineyards Bellissimo, American, 2009 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Cabernet Blanc, American, 2009 White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Grand Rouge, Texas, 2010 Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Mosaic, American, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (Over $30 ) Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Petite Sirah, Texas, 2009 Petite Sirah Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Blanc Du Bois Port, Texas, 2009 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Dry Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2008 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Jacquez, Texas, 2006 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Malbec, American Table Wine, 2010 Malbec (Over $15) Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Sauvignon Blanc, American Table Wine, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom Bl unwooded (Over $14) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Semi-Sweet Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Sweet Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2008 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Kiepersol Estates Barrel 33 Texas Wish, Texas, 2008 Other Red Wines Silver
Kiepersol Estates Merlot, Texas, 2008 Merlot ($12.01 – $20) Silver
Kiepersol Estates Port, Texas, 2005 Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Bronze
Kiepersol Estates Stainless Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.01-$30) Silver
Kiepersol Estates Stainless Syrah, Texas, 2010 Syrah or Shiraz (Over $20) Bronze
Kiepersol Syrah, Texas, 2008 Syrah or Shiraz ($20 and under) Bronze
Landon Winery 5 Barrel Blend, American, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (Over $30 ) Silver
Landon Winery Chardonnay, American, NV Chardonnay unwooded Silver
Landon Winery Grand Finale, Texas High Plains, 2002 Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Landon Winery Pinot Noir, American, 2009 New World Pinot Noir ( $15.01-$23) Bronze
Landon Winery Red Rose, American, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
Landon Winery Sparkling Cuvee, American, NV Sparkling Extra Dry and Sec Silver
Landon Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Landon Winery Vintesa Cabernet Sauvignon, American, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ($48.01 and over) Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ( $15.01 – $20 ) Gold
Llano Estacado Winery Pinot Grigio, American, 2010 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio unwooded (Under $12) Bronze
Llano Estacado Winery Port Cellar Select, Texas, NV Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Viviano Superiore Rosso, Texas, 2008 Other Red Wines Bronze
Lone Oak Winery Mosaic, Texas, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage ($30 and under Bronze
Lone Oak Winery Sweet Moscato, Hill Country, 2010 Other Sweet White (not fortified > 4.1% RS) Silver
Lone Oak Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Lone Oak Winery Viognier, Texas High Plains, 2010 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Gold
McPherson Cellars La Herencia, Texas, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
McPherson Cellars Roussanne, Texas, 2010 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Silver
McPherson Cellars Sangiovese, American, 2009 New World Sangiovese and Blends Silver
Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Silver
Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Merlot, Texas, 2010 Merlot ($12 and under) Gold
Messina Hof Cabernet Franc, Cedar Crest Vineyard, Texoma, 2009 Cabernet Franc Silver
Messina Hof Chenin Blanc, Texas, 2010 Chenin Blanc Demi Sec and Moelleux (inc Loire, 1.2-4.49% RS) Silver
Messina Hof Ebony Ports Of Call, Texas, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
Messina Hof Merlot Single Vineyard Rae Gae, Texas High Plains, 2009 Merlot ($12.01 – $20) Silver
Messina Hof Muscat Canelli, Merrill’s Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2010 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Messina Hof Paulo, Texas, 2009 Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Bronze
Messina Hof Pinot Noir Private Reserve, Merrill’s Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Pinot Noir ( $15.01-$23) Silver
Messina Hof Primitivo, Cerro Santo, Texas High Plains, 2010 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Messina Hof Private Reserve Cabernet Franc, Texas, 2009 Cabernet Franc Gold
Messina Hof Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ( $11.01-$15) Silver
Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay, Texas, 2010 Chardonnay all/part in barrels ($11.01 – $15) Bronze
Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot, Texas, 2009 Merlot ($12.01 – $20) Silver
Messina Hof Private Reserve Port, Messina Hof Vineyard Texas, 2007 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Gold
Messina Hof Private Reserve Shiraz, Cedar Crest Vineyard, Texoma, 2009 Syrah or Shiraz ($20 and under) Silver
Messina Hof Riesling Angel, Texas, 2010 Riesling-Sweet (more than 4% RS; Spatlese, Auslese or Bronze
Messina Hof Riesling Father And Son, Texas, 2010 Riesling – Semi-dry (1% – 3.9 % RS) Silver
Messina Hof Solera, Texas, 2004 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified Double Gold
Messina Hof Zinfandel Private Reserve Single Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2009 Zinfandel (Over $17 ) Bronze
Nice Winery Malbec, Lujan De Cuyo, Mendoza, 2008 Malbec (Over $15) Bronze
Nice Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Lujan De Cuyo, Mendoza, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom Bl unwooded (Over $14) Bronze
Pedernales Cellars Garnacha Dry Rose, Texas, 2010 White Zin and Dry Rose (RS 1% or less) Silver
Pedernales Cellars Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre, Texas, 2009 Grenache and other Grenache-based red bl ( Over $19 ) Silver
Pedernales Cellars Reserve Tempranillo, Texas, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Pedernales Cellars Viognier, Texas, 2010 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Perissos Vineyards Roussanne Blend, Texas Hill Country Estate, 2010 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Gold
Pilot Knob Vineyard Franco-Rojo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Pilot Knob Vineyard Sweet Rose’, Texas, 2010 White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Gold
Pilot Knob Vineyard Viognier, Texas, 2010 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Piney Woods Country Winery & Vineyards Amber Port, Texas, NV Sweet Fortified but Unoxidized White (Vin Doux Natural) Bronze
Piney Woods Country Winery & Vineyards Texas Sweet-Tooth Cherry Chocolates, Texas, NV Chocolate Flavored Wines Gold
Pleasant Hill Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Texas, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom Bl unwooded (Over $14) Bronze
Red Caboose Winery Blanc Du Bosque, Texas, 2010 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Red Caboose Winery Cabernet Franc/Tempranillo, Texas, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Red Caboose Winery La Reina, Texas, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Red Caboose Winery Viognier, Texas, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Bronze
Retreat Hill Cellars Blazin’ Blush, American, NV White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Silver
Retreat Hill Cellars FM 1836 Riesling, American, NV Riesling – Dry (1% or lower RS) Silver
Retreat Hill Cellars Ranger Red, American, NV Cabernet Sauvignon ( $15.01 – $20 ) Bronze
Retreat Hill Winery And Vineyard Chardonnay, Texas, NV Chardonnay all/part in barrels ($11.01 – $15) Bronze
Saddlehorn Winery Blanc Du Bois (Dulce), Texas, 2010 Other Sweet White (not fortified > 4.1% RS) Bronze
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Salado Frost, Bell County, NV Riesling – Very Sweet Silver
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Salado Sweet Red, Bell County, NV Fruit Wines Bronze
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Salado Sweet White, Bell County, NV Fruit Wines Bronze
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2008 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Sandstone Cellars Winery Xi, Mason County, Texas, 2010 Other Red Wines Bronze
Solaro Estate Winery Reserve Tempranillo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
Spicewood Vineyards Estate Merlot, Texas Hill Country, 2008 Merlot ($12.01 – $20) Bronze
Texas Hills Vineyard Orange Moscato, High Plains, 2010 Muscat-Sweet Silver
Texas Hills Vineyard Sangiovese, High Plains, 2010 New World Sangiovese and Blends Silver
Texas Legato Malbec, Texas, 2010 Malbec (Over $15) Bronze
Valley Mills Vineyards Winery Tempranillo Rose’, Texas, 2010 White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Bronze

Hopefully I found every Texas winery in the long list. If I happened to miss a medal winner, please comment and I’ll update the table.


Comments

  1. TX Wine Lover, Texas should give you a medal! Thanks for posting this…

  2. Great job and we are so proud of our Texas wineries and vineyards!! P.S. lets share a glass.

  3. Carol Barry says:

    This is a great list. Thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to sipping some of these Texas winners!…with ya all…

  4. Regina Staggs says:

    Did Texas SouthWind Vineyard and Winery win a silver medal for the blackberry fruit wine? I do not see it in with the list of Texas wineries?

    Thanks,
    Regina

    • Yes, it’s inside the table: Texas Southwind Vineyard And Winery Blackberry Fruit Wine, United States, NV

      Update: Sorry Regina, you commented on last year’s page. This year’s results are the 2013 results which are located here. And congratulations!

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