2011 Bending Branch Winery Tannat Available at Houston HEB Stores

2011 Bending Branch Tannat

Comfort, TX – The 2011 Bending Branch Winery Tannat CM, Estate Grown, was auctioned in large format bottle for $100,000 at the 2014 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction benefiting Texas scholarship programs. The cornerstone of Bending Branch’s viticultural success lies in its experimentation with varietal choices and winemaking procedures that will best benefit the unique grapes that best suits our Texas Terroir. The Tannat grape has been the core of its red varietal program since this research began. As well, [Read More...]

Texas Fine Wine wins Four Gold Medals at Dallas Morning News & TEXSOM Wine Competition

Texas Fine Wine logo

We already reported on the Texas appellation winners from the Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition. Out of those wineries, Texas Fine Wine wineries – Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, and Pedernales Cellars – won 13 gold and silver medals at the 2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Considered one of the top competitions in the industry and one of the largest outside of California, the Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition received 2,729 wines from 27 [Read More...]

2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition – Texas Appellation Winners

2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition

In the 2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition, the judges tasted a total of 2,729 wines from 27 states and 20 foreign countries in two days of judging. A total of 227 gold, 629 silver, and 852 bronze medals were awarded.

2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition Call for Entries

Lone Star International Wine Competition

The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association is inviting entries for the 2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition which will be held June 2-3, 2014. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the competition which is three competitions in one – a Texas competition, an International competition, and a Limited Production competition. Experienced judges from Texas and California will select the award-winning wines that span over eight divisions. Returning in 2014 is a Wine Bottle Label competition, judged by local [Read More...]

2014 Houston Rodeo Wine Auction Brings Record Bids

2014 Wine Auction sign

The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction was held Sunday night, March 2nd. Everyone had a great time with award-winning wines, great food, and high bids for large format wine bottles. Gloria and I did not get a chance to go the Rodeo’s Best Bites Competition so when we were asked by friends Bill and Gail Day, Texas winegrowers of Buena Suerte Vineyards, if we wanted to join them at their ten person table for the [Read More...]

Perissos Vineyard & Winery Receives “Best of Class” Award at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Perissos - Aglianico

Burnet, TX, January 16, 2014:  The results from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition came in this week, and Perissos Vineyards was honored with the coveted “Best of Class” award for their 2012 Aglianico, a red Italian wine made from grapes grown on estate at Perissos Vineyards in Burnet, Texas.

2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Texas Winners

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition results are in on their website and Texas was very well represented. A total of 5,825 entries from 1,500 wineries from over 25 states in America participated. 20 Texas wineries won a total of 87 medals.

2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Texas Winery Results

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The top winners in the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were recently announced. Along with that announcement, it stated they judged wines from 40 Texas wineries. I am not sure where they got that number because according to the official results of all medals, there are 47 wineries in the list that operate a winery in Texas. Perhaps it is how the winery entered the competition. As a reminder, the Top Texas Wine was the Bending Branch [Read More...]

Bending Branch Winery Wins “Top Texas Wine” at Houston Rodeo

Bending Branch Logo

Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas, has won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, earning the signature saddle award for the winery’s first Hill Country estate-grown Tannat 2011.  Its Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains 2011 also received a double gold medal, earning a Reserve Class Champion award, and its Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards 2010 earned gold. “We are so proud to win Top Texas Wine at the Houston competition, particularly for our [Read More...]

2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Top Winners

2014 Rodeo Uncorked

After a full weekend spent by 100 judges organized in 20 panels, from November 9-10, the results are in for the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. They judged 2,505 wines from 40 wineries in Texas and 16 countries, and 2,212 medals were awarded. Here are the top award-winning wines: