January 28, 2022

Texas Wines Earn 338 Medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

The prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is limited to wines made in the USA. This year’s wine judging which occurred during the week of January 8, 2022 included 5,816 wines from almost 1,000 wineries including 53 from the State of Texas. Texas wineries earned 13 BEST OF CLASS, 17 Double Gold Medals, 56 Gold Medals, 180 Silver Medals, and 72 Bronze Medals for a total of 338 Medals. It is time for Texas’ Restaurants to realize that Texas makes some great wines to pair with your meals in Texas Restaurants. Texas Wineries and their wins are summarized in this article. BEST OF CLASS winners from Texas wineries are summarized below, listing the Class first, followed by the Winery, vintage (NV means no vintage) and grape source.:
• Petite Sirah – $40.00 – $45.99 Becker Vineyards 2018 Texas Hill Country
• Sangria Carter Creek Family Winery NV Texas
• Distilled/Fortified Carter Creek Family Winery NV Texas 1845
• Alicante Bouschet Driftwood Estate Winery 2017 Texas High Plains Newsom Vineyards
• Riesling – Dry <.99 RS English Newsom 2020 Texas High Plains • Tannat Graveyard Vineyards 2019 Paso Robles • Vermentino Pedernales Cellars 2019 Texas High Plains • Aglianico Perissos Vineyards and Winery 2019 Texas Hill Country • Cab Franc - $40.00 and Over Reddy Vineyards 2019 Texas High Plains Reserve • Tempranillo - Up to - $34.99 Spicewood Vineyards 2019 Texas High Plains Dutton Vineyards (Black Label) • Non Alcoholic Wines Starla Wines NV Texas • Tempranillo - $35 and Over Valley Mills Vineyards 2019 Texas With one exception in the BEST OF CLASS, the grapes were grown in Texas for those winning Texas wines. Texas is making some great strides in earning the recognition it deserves. It is time for our restaurants to recognize these great strides by showcasing Texas wines! Texas has 86 Gold Medal and above wines which will be featured in the March 13, 2022 SF Chronicle special supplement on the wine competition.

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