Becker Vineyards of Stonewall and its founder, Richard Becker, have received several awards recently.
The winery’s 2008 Fleur Sauvage, a Chenin Blanc, received a gold medal and was named class champion at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition. The 2008 Viognier and Fumé Blanc were silver medal winners while the 2007 Claret, Prairie Rotie and Raven Malbec and the 2008 Chardonnay Reserve, Provençal rosé and Syrah won bronzes.
Becker was given the Louis F. Qualia Award at the annual Texas Wine & Grape Grower Association conference. The award was named in honor of the founder of Val Verde Winery in Del Rio and recognizes a pioneering spirit in a Texas winemaker or a grape grower.
“It has always been a team effort at our winery from top to bottom,” Becker said. “I feel I accept this award for all of us at Becker Vineyards.”
It’s been a good year for Becker Vineyards. The winery also earned the Best of Show Red for its 2007 Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Wilmeth Vineyard in the KLRN Wine Competition.
Becker Vineyards is at 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall. For more information on Becker Vineyards, visit www.beckervineyards.com or call (830) 644-2681.