Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards is a 40 acre winery located in East Texas in Pittsburg. The destination winery was started in the year 2000 and now offers tastings, tours, restaurant, live jazz, and cottages for an overnight stay. Besides wines made from the 17 acre estate vineyard, Los Pinos also makes Texas wines from 65 acres of vineyards in the Texas High Plains.
Lately, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards has shown the wines they are making are definitely worthy after winning top awards at three recent wine competitions.
At the 2017 Texas International Wine Competition held in Austin, Los Pinos was awarded the top Texas Red with their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and the top Texas White with their Moscato. This was especially worthy for these two wines considering there were over 450 wines entered in the competition. Other top awards included a Double Gold for both its 2014 Sangiovese Riserva and Besitos de Chocolate. Additional awards included two gold medals, two silver medals, and five bronze medals.
The 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition included a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 420 entries. Los Pinos claimed a total of eight medals, including a gold Class Champion and Texas Class Champion for its 2015 Sangiovese, and a silver Reserve Texas Class Champion for its sweet red, All My X’s. In addition, another three silver and three bronze medals were awarded to Los Pinos.
At the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition, Los Pinos earned a Top of Class award, one of only two Texas wines to do so. The Top of Class went to the estate grown sweet red wine, All My X’s. The estate grown sweet blush blend, Colibri, took home a silver medal and the Moscato, 2015 Texican, and 2015 Vermentino all were awarded bronze medals.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the amazing wines Arnulfo Perez, our winemaker, and his production team continue to produce. As one of Texas’ fastest-growing wineries, we strive for consistency and we are honored to see this reflected by these awards,” stated Partner and CEO Matt Lipton.
When you hear Arnulfo speak about his role as winemaker, it becomes evident why so many Los Pinos wines are gaining recognition from such well-respected wine industry experts. Perez stated, “Winemaking is my passion. When I make wine, I always try to honor the gifts Mother Nature provides us, and to let the grapes guide my hand. I truly am living mi sueño (my dream).”