(STONEWALL, TEXAS) – Pedernales Cellars is proud to announce that four of its wines – its 2012 Texas Tempranillo and Tempranillo Reserve, 2014 Texas Vermentino, and 2014 Texas Viognier – all received gold medals at the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards.
The newly-branded Dallas-based wine competition, which has evolved in its 30-plus-year history to become one of the top wine competitions in the United States, received more than 3600 international entrants this year. The wines were tasted by a panel of nearly 70 distinguished judges, many of whom participate in the annual TEXSOM conference at Las Colinas.
“We are excited to see gold medals in not only our flagship varietals such as Tempranillo and Viognier, but also for the Vermentino, which is a first-time release,” said David Kuhlken. “It is continued proof that a focus on the right varietals and winemaking practices for our region can produce world class wines made from Texas grapes.”
The winery also received silver medals for its 2013 Texas Tempranillo Reserve and 2012 Texas GSM.
“TEXSOM is one of the most important wine competitions in the state, and we’re pleased that we received this level of recognition competing with wineries across the nation and around the world,” said Julie Kuhlken, co-owner and communications director for Pedernales Cellars. “It’s notable that both versions of our Tempranillo, which have their own distinct qualities, fared equally well with the judges, and we’re pleased that our newest varietal, Vermentino, was so well received.”
The Tempranillo Reserve is one of the wines in current rotation in the tasting room, and there are plans to add the Vermentino later in the year, after its official release this spring. For more information about Pedernales Cellars and its wines, please visit the winery’s website at www.pedernalescellars.com.