While the entire list of winners has not yet been released, Richard Becker, owner of the pioneering winery and vineyards in Stonewall, said he received word recently from the competition about the winning Becker wines. These include:
Double Gold Medal Becker Vineyards 2011 Claret
Gold Medal Becker Vineyards 2012 Cabernet-Syrah Reserve
Silver Medal Becker Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo Reserve, Bingham
Silver Medal Becker Vineyards 2011 Raven
Silver Medal Becker Vineyards 2012 Dry Riesling, Ballinger Vineyard
Bronze Medal Becker Vineyards 2011 Merlot, Reserve
Bronze Medal Becker Vineyards 2012 Chenin Blanc
Also: at the Concours d’ Vin, Lyon, France, the 2012 Becker Vineyards Viognier won a silver medal.
2012 Becker Vineyards Prairie Rotie, Rhone-style blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, and Syrah.
2012 Becker Vineyards Albarino, grown at the vineyard in Mason
2011 Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Canada Family)
Chili lovers, head for the annual Independence Day Chili Cook-off benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg. That will be Thursday, July 4th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Chili Cook-off schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. Chili Cooks’ Meeting; 11 a.m. Public Chili Sampling Begins ($5 for 10 samples); 11:30 a.m. Salsa Judging Begins; 2 p.m. Chili Judging Begins. CASI rules can be downloaded at www.chili.org. Chili Cooks’/Salsa Registration Contact: Alan Dean 512-567-2835. Registration Fee: $20 Chili/$10 Salsa.
And: Brian Mullin will play music from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. There will also be a Chili Dog Concession (benefiting the charity as well) and of course wine tasting of Beckers’ award-winning wines!
Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. (Physical Address: 464 Becker Farms Road)