Wedding Oak Winery Won 10 Medals at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

21st Jan 2020 @ 09:01 by Matt


There are thousands of wine labels available to consumers. The dizzying array of various styles from around the world can make it mind-numbingly difficult to choose a wine. Like our friends at other Texas wineries, we enter wine competitions to have our wines independently evaluated by industry experts. Their seal of approval helps consumers trust that the wines recognized with medals are well-made, delicious wines that meet high standards for excellence.

In the past several months we have been honored to have several of our wines awarded medals at prestigious international wine competitions. While we are incredibly proud of the fantastic work that our winemaker, Seth Urbanek, and our winery team is doing, we are even more pleased by what these awards signal to consumers. You can buy your wines with confidence.

This month Wedding Oak Winery was recognized with 10 medals at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest competition of North American wines. The competition is administered by sixty-five judges from a variety of fields, including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality from all over the country. The professional judges evaluated nearly 6,700 wines from more than 1,000 wineries in this year’s competition.

We are particularly thrilled that our Rosato de Sangiovese 2018 received a Double Gold, and both our Tioja 2017 and Montepulciano 2017 won Gold Medals.

Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Rosato de Sangiovese 2018

— Double Gold

Our Italian style rosé wine made Sangiovese grapes picked at the perfect ripeness was our top scoring wine. It is a limited production wine – only 135 cases made – with gorgeous grapes from Anchor Oaks and High Valley Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country. These grapes were originally intended for red wine, however the ripeness and chemistry were perfect for rosé. After 48 hours cold soak, the wine was pressed off the skins.

This stellar rosé wine has aromas of grapefruit, boxwood, candied cherry, and dried dill. It is a light body, with plenty of acidity carrying flavors of tart grapefruit. It pairs incredibly well with creamy cheeses, lighter style seafood like grilled snapper and country music on a warm Texas afternoon.

Seth and the team have won more than 30 medals in the past few months in the scored in 2019 Lone Star International, 2019 San Francisco International, 2020 Houston Rodeo, and now the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle wine competitions. This is truly a tribute to consistency across a variety of critical wine judging platforms.

While the results from each competition differs, it is interesting to see that several of our wines consistently score well. Here are a list of recent medals to inform your shopping decisions.

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Results

Double Gold Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery Rosato de Sangiovese 2018 – Anchor Oaks Vineyard and High Valley Estate
  • Gold Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery Tioja 2017 – Mirasol Vineyards
  • Wedding Oak Winery Montepulciano 2017 – Diamante Doble Vineyards
  • Silver Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery Albariño 2018 – Wildseed Farms Vineyard
  • Wedding Oak Winery Trebbiano 2018 – Paka Vineyards
  • Wedding Oak Winery Roussanne, Texas, 2018
  • Wedding Oak Winery Tempranillo 2017 – Mirasol Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Marsanne - High Valley Estate
  • Wedding Oak Winery Something Borrowed 2017
  • Wedding Oak Winery Texedo Red 2017 – Diamante Doble Vineyard and Philips Vineyard
  • The 2020 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition

    Double Gold Medal

  • Reserve Class Champion, Reserve Texas Class Champion — Wedding Oak Winery Roussanne, Texas, 2018
  • Gold Medal

  • Reserve Class Champion, Texas Class Champion — Wedding Oak Winery Albariño, Texas Hill Country, 2018
  • Reserve Class Champion, Texas Class Champion — Wedding Oak Winery Petit Verdot, Texas High Plains, 2017
  • Class Champion, Texas Class Champion — Wedding Oak Winery Texedo Red, Diamonte Doble Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2017
  • 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition Awards

    Gold Medal

  • 91 points, Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Roussanne, Texas, Texas
  • 90 points, Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Texedo Red, Texas High Plains, Texas
  • Silver Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Tioja Mirasol Vineyards Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Paka Family Vineyards Trebbiano, Texas High Plains, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Wildseed Farms Vineyards Albariño, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • Bronze Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Reserve Mirasol Vineyards Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 High Valley Estate Vineyards Marsanne, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Montepulciano, Texas High Plains, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Sangiovese Rosé, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • 2019 Lone Star International Wine Competition

    Gold Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery Roussanne, Texas, 2018
  • Bridal Veil 2018
  • Silver Medal

  • Rosato de Sangiovese 2018 – Anchor Oaks Vineyard and High Valley Estate
  • Wedding Oak Winery Petit Verdot, Texas High Plains, 2017
  • Texitalia 2016
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 High Valley Estate Vineyards Marsanne, Texas Hill Country, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Montepulciano, Texas High Plains, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery Albariño, Texas Hill Country, 2018
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Paka Family Vineyards Trebbiano, Texas High Plains, Texas
  • Wedding Oak Winery Reconcilable Differences 2016
  • We hope you will try each of our award-winning wines. Our wines are available online, or at each of our three tasting rooms:

  • Wedding Oak Winery, 229 S. Pierce, Burnet, TX 78611
  • Wedding Oak Winery, 6009B US 290 East Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
  • Wedding Oak Winery, 316 East Wallace Street, San Saba, TX 76877
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