Wedding Oak Winery Won Nine Medals at the 39th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition

13th Nov 2019 @ 15:49 by Matt


There is no doubt that Texas wines are among some of the best wines made in the world. Participating in prestigious, and rigorous wine judging competitions is one way for us to measure our quality compared to other outstanding wines. We are incredibly pleased that our wines continue to impress on the global stage.

Wedding Oak Winery was recognized with nine medals at the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC), one of the world's largest and most influential tasting events of its kind. The judging panel evaluated our wines against thousands of others based on varietal and vintage, and our wines were deemed finely crafted wine, well above average, or well-crafted wines that deserves recognition.

Winning an award at the San Francisco International Wine Competition is a great seal of approval for our wines. The competition judges more than 4,500 wine entries from more than 30 countries from around the world. A panel of 60 distinguished and discerning judges really put the wine through its paces. Medal winners are chosen through a rigorous judging process held over four days of precise blind tastings ensuring the accuracy and integrity of every score. This year's chief judge was Steven Spurrier, the man behind The Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. His role in the "Judgement of Paris" not only elevated California wines, but also helped to expand appreciation and development of wines throughout the New World.

We are particularly thrilled that two of our wines won Gold Medals.

Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Roussanne — 91 points

Our wines made with the Roussanne grape have won awards previously at the SFIWC and other competitions. It is a grape predominantly grown in the Rhône Valley of France, and is well suited to the Texas climate. Our 2018 vintage is made with grapes grown in our estate High Valley Vineyards, as well as Rattlesnake Road and Hye Top vineyards. It is a powerful white wine with shimmering bright gold color, and tropical aromas and flavors of pineapple, coconut, melon, and kiwi. We barrel-aged this full-bodied wine for six months in neutral French oak to enhance the creamy texture and slight nutty flavors. It pairs incredibly well with creamy cheeses and lighter style seafood like grilled snapper.

Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Texedo Red — 90 points

This whimsically named wine is part of our Bridal Suite of wines, which were created to elegantly accompany a bride and groom’s most extraordinary day. Texedo Red is made with Dolcetto, a grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, which is also planted in several wine regions in the U.S., including Texas. We harvest our Dolcetto from Diamanté Doble Vineyard located in the Texas High Plains and blend it with a touch of Touriga Nacional for richer color and added tannins. Texedo Red has lovely scents and flavors of cherry, smoked paprika, licorice, pipe tobacco, sweet tea, and red currant with moderate acidity. It is aged 18 months in neutral French oak to retain the fruitiness while rounding it out. Texedo Red is a light, easy drinking, smooth red wine that pairs well with a variety of food including pizza, meatloaf, and cheesy gnocchi.

2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition Awards

Gold Medal

  • 91 points, Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Roussanne, Texas, Texas, $27
  • 90 points, Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Texedo Red, Texas High Plains, Texas, $27
  • Silver Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Tioja Mirasol Vineyards Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country, Texas, $29
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Paka Family Vineyards Trebbiano, Texas High Plains, Texas, $28
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Wildseed Farms Vineyards Albariño, Texas Hill Country, Texas, $28
  • Bronze Medal

  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Reserve Mirasol Vineyards Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country, Texas, $36
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 High Valley Estate Vineyards Marsanne, Texas Hill Country, Texas, $29
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2017 Montepulciano, Texas High Plains, Texas, $30
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2018 Sangiovese Rosé, Texas Hill Country, Texas, $26
  • We hope you will try each of our award-winning wines.