Pedernales Cellars owes much of its reputation and audience to Tempranillo, the winery’s flagship red varietal, chosen for its ability to flourish in the Texas terroir. The winery’s latest representative of the Spanish grape was recently honored by a trio of 2015 wine competitions, and will be more widely available throughout Texas in the coming months.
The 2013 Texas Tempranillo received a Gold Medal and was named Best In Class at the most recent Lone Star International Wine Competition last month, and won a Gold Medal at the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards held earlier this year. Three weeks ago, the Tempranillo added to its medal count by winning a Silver Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
“We’re pleased that the Texas Tempranillo has performed consistently well in three markedly different wine competitions this year,” said Dr. Julie Kuhlken, co-owner of Pedernales Cellars. “It’s a wine that has consistently done well despite the unpredictability of growing conditions in Texas. At just $20, it’s priced to be enjoyed as an everyday wine – though the judges at these competitions might tell you it’s more than just an everyday wine!”
Pedernales Cellars wines – including the Texas Tempranillo – are now being carried by Total Wine, which recently opened an Austin store in addition to its stores in San Antonio and the Metroplex.
The 2013 Texas Tempranillo is one of a recent number of releases from the winery, including the 2014 Viognier Reserve, the successor to the Grand Gold-winning 2012 Viognier Reserve (at the 2013 Lyon International Wine Competition), and the winery will be releasing additional wines this fall, including the 2013 Kuhlken Vineyards Reserve.
For more information about Pedernales Cellars and its wines, please visit the winery’s website at www.pedernalescellars.com.