One of the Texas Hill Country’s pioneering wineries, Becker Vineyards, has won two gold medals and a silver in the Fifth Annual American Fine Wine Competition.
The winery, located east of Fredericksburg off U.S. Highway 90, won a gold medal with its Chardonnay Reserve Hidden House 2010 and a gold medal for the its Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Canada Family 2009.
The silver medal winner was the Becker Claret 2009, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.
The American Fine Wine Competition recognizes wineries who grow their grapes in American soil. AFWC personally invites each participant to be judged by a panel of sommeliers, restaurateurs, wine educators, wine buyers, and wine writers.
“Any medal earned is well deserved and reflects a wine of excellence,” said Shari Gherman, president of AFWC, and Monty Preiser, chief judge. The competition was held earlier this year, and the AFWC gala, which presented wines from the competition, was April 19.
For a complete list of results from this competition, visit the website.
Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg and 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. Business hours are Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m. Contact: 830-644-2681 or www.beckervineyards.com.