Wedding Oak Winery Wins 10 Medals at 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition

24th Nov 2015 @ 13:20 by Matt

We are thrilled to be recognized with 10 medals at the esteemed 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition including one wine named both a Class Champion and a Texas Class Champion as well as two Texas Reserve Class Champion awards. With these medals Wedding Oak Winery has been recognized with 38 prestigious awards in international competitions since entering our first competition in 2013.

Kudos to our winemaker, Penny Adams, for consistently making award winning Texas wines. It is an honor to receive these prestigious medals at The Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition for our wines made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes.

  • Class Champion and Texas Class Champion, Wedding Oak Winery Bridal Veil, Texas High Plains, 2014 — Gold
  • Texas Reserve Class Champion, Wedding Oak Winery Sangiovese, Texas, 2013 — Gold
  • Texas Reserve Class Champion, Wedding Oak Winery Terre Blanc, Texas, 2014 — Silver
  • Wedding Oak Winery Sangiovese, Texas Hill Country, 2013 — Silver
  • Wedding Oak Winery Harmony Ridge, Texas, 2012 — Bronze
  • Wedding Oak Winery Rosé, Texas High Plains, 2014— Bronze
  • Wedding Oak Winery Tioja, Texas Hill Country, 2013 — Bronze
  • Wedding Oak Winery Tre Vi, Texas, 2014 — Bronze
  • Wedding Oak Winery Viognier, Texas Hill Country, 2014 — Bronze
  • Winning a Texas Class Champion wine for our 2014 Bridal Veil is really exciting. This is one of our flagship white wines and always a crowd pleaser. It’s made with a blend of Trebbiano and Vermentino grapes that give it a brilliant star bright yellow color and soft basil ripe lemon aromas. Its lovely soft Meyer lemon, nectarine and sweet green papaya flavors make it a delightful accompaniment to grilled chicken, seafood, and shellfish and perfect to sip on its own.

    Our Sangiovese has been in the spotlight before with several awards including the Best in Varietal Gold medal at the 2015 Lone Star International Wine Competition Awards. It’s fantastic to earn a Texas Reserve Class Champion Gold Medal for it in the Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition. This wine is made with a blend of 75% Sangiovese, 24% Tannat and 1% Petit Verdot from the Texas Hill country. It has a gorgeous cherry color with big aromas of cherry with hints of chocolate and black tea splashed with cinnamon.

    Also winning a Texas Reserve Class Champion Gold Medal, our Rhone style white wine made with a blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grapes grown in the Texas Hill Country. It too is no stranger to the limelight having won several previous awards. Give it a try with your Thanksgiving dinner.

    Our wines were included with almost 2,500 entries, including 267 entries from Texas wineries and more than 20 different countries in the judging for The 2016 International Wine Competition.