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Texas Hill Country Wineries Are Awash in Medals

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Bending Branch is just one Hill Country winery to be honored recently.

Bending Branch is just one Hill Country winery to be honored recently.

It's award season in the wine industry, and that means wineries across the Texas Hill Country are bringing home the gold, silver and bronze. According to the Texas Hill Country Wineries' March newsletter, the following wineries brought home some medals for their efforts, and we can second a number of the awards. Just this Wednesday, we sampled the Grand Star and gold medal-winning Bending Branch Winery 2009 Tannat RF Silvaspoons Vineyard with a bison ribeye and a short rib tamal. They pairing was a thing of beauty. The 2010 William Chris Cabernet Franc, Dry Comal Creek's 2009 Petit Verdot and Pedernales Cellars' Texas Viognier are a few others that will show you just how good Texas wines are. So, sample your way through the list, and enjoy some Lone Star treasures. Bending Branch Winery 2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Grand Star/Gold Medal - 2009 Tannat RF Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal - 2009 Tannat RF Bella Collina
  • Bronze Medal - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal - 2010 Picpoul Blanc
  • Silver Medal - 2009 Petite Sirah
  • Bronze Medal - 2009 Tannat RF Silvaspoons Vineyard
2013 KLRN San Antonio International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal - 2010 Petite Sirah
  • Silver Medal - 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal - 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal - 2010 Texas Tannat
Chisholm Trail Winery 2012 Lone Star International, Texas Division
  • Grand Star/Gold Medal - 2011 Belle Starr Blanc du Bois
Driftwood Estate Winery Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • International Class Champion, Double Gold - 2010 Alamo Red
  • Texas Class Champion, Silver - 2010 Lone Star Cabernet
  • Texas Class Champion, Silver - 2011 Muscat Canelli
  • Silver - 2012 Viognier
  • Silver - NV Syrah
  • Bronze - 2010 Longhorn Red
2013 Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2012 Viognier
  • Silver - 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Silver - 2012 Orange Muscat
  • Silver - 2010 Longhorn Red
  • Bronze - 2010 Lone Star Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards has some medal-winning wines waiting for you.

Singing Water Vineyards has some medal-winning wines waiting for you.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2009 Petit Verdot
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2009 Petite Verdot
  • Bronze - 2010 Demi Sweet French Colombard
2012 San Antonio Rodeo Wine Competition
  • Best of Class, Silver - 2009 Petit Verdot
  • Silver - 2010 French Colombard Demi Sweet
  • Silver - NV White Black Spanish
  • Bronze - NV French Colombard Demi Sweet Sparking
  • Bronze - NV French Colombard Bone Dry Sparkling
  • Bronze - NV Comal Red X
  • Bronze - 2010 French Colombard Bone Dry
Fiesta Winery 2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Bronze - Savannah Rose
  • Bronze - Back Porch Sittin'
Grape Creek Vineyards San Francisco Chronicle
  • Silver - 2011 Cuvee Blanc
  • Silver - 2011 Viognier, Lost Draw
  • Silver - 2011 Cab Blanc
  • Silver - 2011 Grand Rouge
  • Bronze - 2011 Riesling
  • Bronze - 2011 Pinot Grigio
  • Bronze - 2011 Muscat Canelli
  • Bronze - 2010 Bellissimo
  • Bronze - 2010 Rendezvous
  • Bronze - 2010 Mosaic
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Festival
  • Silver - 2011 Merlot
  • Silver - 2010 Mosaic
  • Silver - 2010 Cabernet/Syrah
  • Silver - 2010 Bellissimo
  • Bronze - 2010 Cab Trois
  • Bronze - 2011 Pinot Grigio
  • Bronze - 2011 Riesling
  • Bronze - 2011 Viognier, Lost Draw
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Reserve Class Champion, Gold - 2011 Cabernet Blanc
  • Texas Class Champion, Silver - 2011 Grand Rouge
  • Silver - 2010 Mosaic
  • Bronze - 2011 Viognier
  • Bronze - 2010 Serendipity
  • Bronze - 2010 Rendezvous
Many Hill Country wineries were honored in this year's KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition.

Many Hill Country wineries were honored in this year's KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition.

Kerrville Hills Winery Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2007 American Merlot
  • Bronze - 2009 Purple Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Bronze - 2009 Gold Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon)
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2009 Purple Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Silver - Gold Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Silver - American Merlot
Pedernales Cellars Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Top Texas Wine, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion, Double Gold - 2012 Texas Viognier
  • Gold - 2010 Texas Tempranillo
  • Texas Reserve Grand Champion, Silver - 2011 GSM
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2012 Viognier
  • Silver - 2011 GSM
  • Silver - 2012 High Plains Tempranillo
  • Bronze - 2012 Texas Tempranillo
  • Bronze - 2010 Reserve Tempranillo
Singing Water Vineyards 2013 San Francisco Chronicle International Competition
  • Gold - 2010 Vintner's Reserve
  • Silver - 2010 Freedom
  • Bronze - 2011 Merlot
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2010 Freedom
  • Silver - 2011 Pinot Grigio
  • Bronze - 2010 Vintner's Reserve
  • Bronze - 2011 Merlot
  • Bronze - 2011 Sweet Lupe
2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2009 Freedom
  • Silver - 2010 Merlot
  • Bronze - 201 Vintner's Reserve
  • Bronze - 2010 Pinot Grigio
  • Bronze - 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bronze - 2010 Sweet Lupe
Solaro Estate 2013 Dallas Morning News & TexSom International Competition
  • Bronze - 2011 Reserve GSM
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2010 Tempranillo
  • Silver - 2011 Sangiovese
  • Bronze - 2010 Tempranillo
2012 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
  • Bronze - 2010 Mourvedre
  • Bronze - 2009 Bordosso 27
2012 Denver International Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2011 Sangiovese
  • Gold - 2010 Tempranillo
  • Gold - 2011 Reserve Montepulciano
2012 Vineyard & Winery Management International Women's Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2010 Tempranillo
  • Bronze - 2011 Miscela Bianco
2012 Dallas Morning News & TexSom International Wine Competition
  • Bronze - 2010 Lisse
  • Bronze - 2010 Montage
Stone House Vineyard Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Texas Reserve Class Champion - 2010 Claros
San Diego International Wine Competition
  • Gold - Claros
  • Silver - The Survivor
Riverside International Wine Competition
  • Gold - Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Silver - Claros
  • Silver - Riesling
Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition
  • Bronze - Claros
Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
  • Silver - Scheming Beagle Port
  • Silver - Angela's Wish
Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Silver - Riesling
San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver - Angela's Wish
Texas Hill Country wineries have won plenty of awards lately.

Texas Hill Country wineries have won plenty of awards lately.

Texas Hills Vineyard Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2009 Newsom Vineyard Cabernet Franc
  • Silver - 2010 Merlot
  • Silver - 2010 Orange Moscato
  • Silver - 2009 Newsom Vineyard Toro de Tejas
  • Bronze - 2008 Port Rubino
  • Bronze - 2010 Newsome Vineyard Sangiovese
Texas Legato Houston International Wine Competition
  • Texas Class Champion - 2009 Family Reunion
  • Bronze - 2010 Merlot
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Bronze - 2009 Family Reunion
  • Bronze - 2010 Merlot
2012 Wines of the Southwest Competition, Knoxville, TN
  • Silver - 2010 Malbec
  • Silver - NV GCP Mirtillo
William Chris Vineyards Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold & Best of Class - 2010 Cabernet Franc
  • Silver - 2011 Emotion
  • Silver - 2011 Mary Ruth
  • Silver - 2011 500 Block Merlot
  • Bronze - 2011 Malbec
  • Bronze - 2011 Jacquez
2013 KLRN San Antonio Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2011 Hunter
  • Bronze - 2010 Enchante
Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2012 Blanc du Bois
  • Bronze - 2011 Artist
Jefferson Cup International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2011 Emotion
  • Silver - 2011 Mary Ruth
  • Silver - 2010 Enchante
Woodrose Winery Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Silver - 2010 Cab/Syrah
  • Bronze - 2009 Tempranillo
Indy International Wine Competition
  • Bronze - 2009 Tempranillo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • Gold - 2009 Tempranillo
  • Texas Class Champion, Silver - 2010 Cab/Syrah
For information on Texas Hill Country Wineries, including special events, click here.
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