Wedding Oak Winery Wins 22 Medals at the 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition

12th Jun 2017 @ 05:22 by Matt


Wedding Oak Winery was recognized with 22 medals — including two gold medals — at the prestigious 34th annual Lone Star International Wine Competition conducted by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGGA), June 5-6, 2017 at the Grapevine Convention Center. In all, Wedding Oak Winery was awarded two gold medals, 10 silver medals and 10 bronze medals in both Texas and International categories for its wines made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes.

The gold medal winning 2016 Wedding Oak Winery, Roussanne and 2015 Wedding Oak Winery, Tempranillo Reserve were just released and are now available. Both wines are made using 100 percent Texas grown grapes.

The 2016 Roussanne is made with grapes harvested at night from the Narra Vineyard in the Texas High Plains. It has a beautiful golden straw color and powerful aromatics of fresh fruit, spice tea, cashews and black pepper. The opulent wine has layers of honey and pear flavors with lively acidity that let it pair incredibly well with Texas shellfish, grilled pork tenderloin, and dishes with savory sauces.

The 2015 Tempranillo Reserva is made with grapes grown at Mirasol Vineyard in Lampasas County, managed by Wedding Oak Winery viticulturist and winemaker Penny Adams. The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning hours in early August. A touch of Viognier lees was used to help stick the color of the finished wine. The wine was barrel aged in neutral French oak for 14 months. It is full of cherry, cedar and tobacco box aromatics. The tart black cherry flavors and racy acidity make this a terrific food wine that pairs incredibly well with BBQ ribs, smoked pork tenderloin, and creamy mushroom risotto or paella.

“I'm honored by this recognition from the prestigious Lone Star Wine Competition for the quality wines we produce,” says Penny Adams, winemaker. “The many hours of preparation and hard work that go into each vintage, with contributions by many people in the vineyards and cellar, is validated with these awards. While I’m proud of each accolade, I also use these results as a benchmark to challenge our winemaking to be even better in future vintages.”

The Lone Star International Wine Competition was started in 1984 and is the oldest wine competition in Texas. The competition judged 595 wines submitted from around the world in more than 30 categories by a panel of restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs, media, trade representatives and other wine experts from Texas and California.

2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition Awards

  • Wedding Oak Winery, Roussanne, Texas High Plains, Narra Vineyards, 2016 — Gold (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Tempranillo Reserve, Texas Hill Country, Mirasol Vineyard, 2015 — Gold (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Wild Seed Farms, Baby's Breath, Texas High Plains, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Bridal Blush, Texas High Plains, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Marsanne, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2016 — Silver (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Marsanne, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2016 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Rose de Dolcetto, Texas High Plains, Diamante Doble Vineyards, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Sangiovese, Texas Hill Country, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Tioja, Texas Hill Country, Mirasol Vineyard, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Viognier, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2016 — Silver (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Viognier, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2016 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Wild Seed Farms, Wine Cup, Texas High Plains, 2015 — Silver (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Bridal Veil, Texas High Plains, White Wine, 2016 — Bronze (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Harmony Ridge, Texas Red Wine, 2015 — Bronze (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Rose de Dolcetto, Texas High Plains, Diamante Doble Vineyard, 2016 — Bronze (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Roussanne, Texas High Plains, Narra Vineyards, 2016 — Bronze (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Sangiovese, Texas Hill Country, 2015 — Bronze (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Sweet Alyssum, Texas High Plains, 2015 — Bronze (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Tempranillo Reserve, Texas Hill Country, Mirasol Vineyard, 2015 — Bronze (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Terre Blanc, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2015 — Bronze (International)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Terre Blanc, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2015 — Bronze (Texas)
  • Wedding Oak Winery, Terre Rouge, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Estate Vineyard, 2015 — Bronze (Texas)