Wedding Oak Winery Wins 12 Medals at the 2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition
SAN SABA, Texas, June 8, 2016 – Wedding Oak Winery was recognized with 12 medals — including a Double Gold and Best in Varietal award — at the prestigious 33nd annual TWGGA Lone Star International Wine Competition held June 6-7, 2016 at the Grapevine Convention Center. In its four-year history, the Texas winery has been consistently award for outstanding wines in national and international competitions, including the one double gold, two gold, three silver and six bronze medals in this competition.
The Lone Star International Wine Competition, hosted by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, is the oldest wine competition in Texas. A panel of 25 wine experts, sommeliers, restauranteurs, and media, other from Texas, California, and New Mexico judged wines from around the world in blind tasting format in more than 30 categories. Almost 600 wines were submitted to the 2016 competition and 377 medals were awarded.
The competition selected the Wedding Oak Winery 2015 High Valley Viognier as a “Best in Varietal” wine, judged to be superior among all Gold medal winners in its category. Made with grapes grown in our High Valley estate vineyard, this wine has fresh green apple, peach, and honeysuckle aromas. It is a quintessential Viognier with a velvety texture layered with ripe peach, lemon custard, honey comb and almond flavors, with a bright citrus finish. The velvety texture and zippy acidity let it pair well with shrimp or pasta with creamy alfredo sauce.
The Wedding Oak Winery 2014 Sangiovese was awarded a Double Gold medal, the highest honor in its international category. Made with grapes sourced from Anchor Oaks Vineyard near Blanco, Texas, one of the oldest vinifera vineyards in the Texas Hill Country, this wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for 26 months. It is a blend of 75 percent Sangiovese, 24 percent Tannat, and 1 percent Petit Verdot with big aromas and flavors of cherry, hints of chocolate, and black tea splashed with cinnamon. It is an excellent wine with grilled pork, tomato based pasta sauces, and charcuterie.
“We are thrilled that our wines made exclusively with Texas-grown fruit have received such high recognition from the Lone Star International Wine Competition,” said Mike McHenry, partner, Wedding Oak Winery. “Texas wine drinkers have come to expect only the highest quality wines to be made in this state. We are proud that our winemaking team, led by Penny Adams, continue to produce elegant wines of distinction that appeal to the sophisticated palates or Texas wine drinkers.”
2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition Awards:
- Wedding Oak Winery 2014 Sangiovese — Double Gold, International
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Viognier — Gold, BEST IN VARIETAL
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Rose' de Dolcetto — Gold, International
- Wedding Oak Winery 2014 Sangiovese — Silver, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Rose' de Dolcetto — Silver, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Bridal Veil — Silver, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Bridal Bliss — Bronze, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Albariño — Bronze, International
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Albariño — Bronze, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Viognier — Bronze, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2014 Terre Blanc — Bronze, Texas
- Wedding Oak Winery 2015 Tre Vi — Bronze, International