Haak Vineyards & Winery, an Ultra-Premium winery in Santa Fe, Texas, is pleased to announce winning two Gold medals in the 2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition. In fact, Haak was the only Texas winery to earn two Gold medals in this year’s competition. This accolade has a particular “sweetness” to it (pun intended) in a very special way for owner and President, Raymond Haak. These Gold medals were given for 2013 Haak Madeira Blanc du Bois and 2011 Haak Madeira Jacquez. Raymond says, “I have been growing these grapes, Blanc du Bois and Jacquez (a.k.a. Black Spanish or Lenoir) for over thirty years in South Texas and it is gratifying to see them recognized for their ability to produce ultra-premium wines and to compete and win in an international wine competition!”
Blanc du Bois is a special wine grape varietal that was developed by the University of Florida over 50 years ago. It was developed to be resistant to vine diseases such as Pierce’s Disease which is fatal to many grape varietals. Recognizing the latent value of the Golden Muscat in its parentage, Haak has been very successful in producing premium and ultra-premium wines from Blanc du Bois.
About Haak Vineyards & Winery
Established in 2000, Haak Vineyards & Winery is an award-winning, family-owned winery located in Santa Fe, Texas. With Founders Gladys and Raymond Haak at the helm, Haak has become most known for producing unique wines from two grapes that are new to the wine world, namely Blanc du Bois and the Black Spanish or Jacquez grape, which produces particularly distinctive wines. The first and only working vineyard in Galveston County, Haak is open to the public for tours and tastings daily.
For more information about Haak Vineyards & Winery, please visit www.haakwine.com or call 409-925-1401.